A drafty door can be more than a nuisance. It can also decrease energy efficiency and make your home subject to pests, increased dust, and water damage. Unfortunately, drafts are common in homes of any age, especially as seasons change and caulking or weather stripping wears out. Doors are especially prone to pesky drafts. Finding where a draft is coming from may not always seem easy. It is, however, a DIY project that can help keep your home comfortable year-round.
If you’re struggling with door seals in the greater Baltimore area, the door pros at Master Seal can help. The team at Master Seal provides quality window and door installation and repair. With over 40,000 installations and over 20 years of experience, Master Seal is here to help you improve your home’s value, look, and safety. Call us now at 855.608.1580 for a free in-home consultation.
3 Easy Ways to Find Where a Draft Is Coming from in Your Home
You might think your home is secure from wind, rain, bugs, and other elements. In reality, air leaks and drafts are common, especially in older homes. Applying caulk and weather stripping is an easy way to keep your home comfortable, safe, and draft-free. Here are three easy ways to find the source of drafts in your house.
- Slowly run the back of your hand around exterior door frames and windows – Feel for any breezes, and listen for whistling sounds of air coming through cracks. Do the same thing in front of outlets to check for air leaks. Outlet air leaks are common and easy to fix with insulation kits.
- Light a candle and hold it 2 inches from the windows and doors – Place it in different spots near windows and doors to see if it flickers. A flicker can reveal a draft you couldn’t feel with your hand. Apply silicone caulk to any drafty spots and test them again with a flame to ensure they’re sealed.
- Close the curtains and turn off your lights to make your home as dark as possible during the day – Look for light bleed in door jams to spot leaks. Caulk and weatherstrip leak until the light bleed disappears.
These three techniques can help you find leaks and patch them right away. You can easily fix most drafty spots with silicone caulk and weather stripping. If you find yourself returning to the same drafts, it may be time for a window or door replacement. If you’re still struggling with leaks, professionals can help rehang doors and make replacements when necessary.
Make Your Home Draft-Free Today with Help from the Door Pros at Master Seal
Struggling with drafty doors and windows? Let the team at Master Seal help. Based in Parkville, Maryland, Master Seal offers professional door repair and installation for homes across the DMV. With over 20 years in the door and window field, our team can help with any style of door and window repair or installation. We specialize in:
- Steel entry doors
- Fiberglass entry doors
- Aluminum storm doors
- Security storm doors
- Sliding Patio doors
Since 1994, we’ve been the trusted source for installing doors and windows, helping the community stay draft-free, and improving energy efficiency across the DMV.
Call Master Seal Now for an In-Home Consultation to Improve Your Home
Whether you’re looking to seal a draft or replace doors and windows, our team can help. We are ready no matter the size of your home improvement project. If you’re prepared to learn how we can help keep your home secure, energy-efficient, and beautiful, call us now at 855.608.1580 to speak to a specialist and book a free in-home consultation.