Stop watching your money go out the door! Gaps around exterior doors are costing homeowners hundreds of dollars annually so it’s well worth it to weatherstrip and reduce energy consumption and cut fuel bills. There are many advantages to adding weatherstripping to doors, and it’s a relatively inexpensive home improvement for a lot of return!
A typical household spends $2,000 or more per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money may be wasted if it leaks out through gaps in wooden sash windows and doors. You can save an average of 7.5% on your fuel bills by fixing air leaks with weatherstripping. On average, weatherstripping pays for itself in 1 – 3 years.
Many people believe older wood windows and doors can’t be fixed and should be replaced with modern insulated versions to stop air loss and regain energy efficiency. THAT’S NOT TRUE! Weatherstripping for windows and doors can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 30% while reducing uncomfortable drafts and keeping noise out. Well-maintained wood windows with quality weatherstripping are absolutely competitive with modern counterparts.