Weatherstripping for Doors
If you're paying high heating bills during our chilly mountain winters, one of the culprits may be the drafts around your doors. In that case, we recommend that you have weatherstripping installed around every exterior door. (You may even want it added on some interior doors, like the door to your garage or basement.)
You have already installed weatherstripping on your doors, only to find that it peeled away or degraded after a few weeks of use. That's because the "easy" peel-and-stick products are usually made of a cheap foam that doesn't hold up to regular use.
The product we use costs a few dollars more, but it's worth it! It's a heavier silicon "rubber" gasket that can really hold a seal. While we're at it, we usually also add a rubber "door sweep" to prevent drafts from coming under the bottom of the door.
You can't have a warm house until you stop all of the drafts. If you live in Asheville or Weaverville and you're ready to spend your next winter in a cozy home, please contact us to schedule an appointment. You'll be glad you did!
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