With a typical household spending more than $2,000 a year on energy costs – isn’t it worth it to reduce that energy consumption?!
According to the Department of Energy, consumers can save an average of 7.5% on energy bills by sealing air leaks with weatherstripping. There are MANY advantages to including exterior doors in weatherstripping efforts:
- Weatherstripping an entrance door creates a much-improved air seal.
- The better a building is sealed from air leaks, the more efficient its energy use.
- More efficient heating and cooling units demand less energy.
- You can weatherstrip and replace weatherstripping yourself.
- Reduced energy use lowers energy bills!
On average, weatherstripping pays for itself in 1 – 3 years.
How do you make a door airtight?
With weatherstripping! A variety of materials can be used to seal the top, sides, and/or bottom of a door to create a solid air seal around the door frame. Creating this seal helps to ensure warm or cool air stays inside, and hot or cold air stays outside. Sealing air leaks will keep your home’s temperature more consistent, easier to regulate, and your HVAC equipment running more efficiently all year.
Stop your money from going out the door.
A major contributor to air loss in a home is through exterior door frames (don’t forget interior doors between “cold spaces”!). Even small cracks and gaps can leak substantial amounts of expensive temperature-controlled air over the course of a year. Instead of watching your dollar bills drift outside – install door weatherstripping!
Preserving original wood doors is important.
Wooden windows that are kept well maintained and that are properly weatherstripped will last far longer than ones that are neglected. Entryways and doors contribute significantly to the historic character of a building.
Metal weatherstripping offers a great solution to drafty doors. Only slight areas of metal show, and the quality of the metal material will still provide a look of quality and “real” materials, versus homely vinyl or stick on strips.
Feel good being environmentally conscious.
Taking steps to reduce a building’s energy consumption by making heating and cooling more efficient does lower your carbon footprint. We all want to do what we can to reduce stress on the planet. Also, Accurate Machine Made weatherstripping lasts for years – decades longer than other forms of weatherstrip. This means less waste in the landfills. Lastly, we use no plastics, adhesives, or other damaging VOC’s in the production of our products or installation materials we manufacture.
Weatherstripping is a relatively inexpensive home improvement.
Home improvements are expensive, but sealing air leaks is not only fairly simple, it is less expensive than a lot of other projects. You and your family will feel a lot more comfortable all year when your thermostat is able to maintain a consistent temperature.
BONUS – door weatherstripping does more than stop air leaks!
Beyond comparing the cost what you can save on your energy bills, metal weatherstrip will last for decades. It provides a superior seal, compared to other types of weatherstrip. AND it will also improve the operation of your doors – making them slide open against the door frame more smoothly. Metal weatherstripping provides a highly effective and attractive solution to sealing leaks in older homes.
Accurate Machine Made Weatherstripping to the rescue!
Our metal interlocking door weatherstrip available from Accurate Machine Made, is durable and meant to last decades. Our metal interlocking door weatherstrip is used at the top and along the sides of a door to create an invisible, interlocking seal that makes air infiltration nearly impossible. We offer brass door saddles to fit the most common size thresholds.