Tuesday, November 3, 2015

how to fix a drafty door

I kept feeling a draft around my door. I bought weather stripping and placed it around the door. It didn't make a difference. So yesterday I decided to pull the trim off and see if maybe it needed to have some insulation placed. That was an absolute understatement.


That's what I discovered when I pulled the trim off. I nearly died. No wonder I kept feeling air come through. In several spots you could see light from outside. I took the trim off all the exterior doors and this is how they were. I sealed them with a spray insulation and then reattached the trim.

It only took me about 45 minutes. Using a prybar to removed the trim and spray insulation to fill the cracks was all it took. I'm afraid of what is lurking behind the window trims now.

On a side note I have to brag on myself. When I was married to husband #1, I would beg him to help me hang pictures or a shelf. Now I do that and build a privacy fence, replaced a door knob, and much more. If you had told me 6 years ago that I would be doing this I'd have laughed at you.

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