Controllng infiltration through entry way doors
In my caulked-to-death cottage, there is annooying air infiltration around my front and back doors. The inflow increases when exhaust fans are turned on, the negative pressure results in the opening up/softening the connection and allowing air in.
I am surprised not to be able to find much info on how to seal entryway doors. I can't find any lock-sets or after-market door sealing solutions that convince me of their effectiveness.
Expensive standard lock sets seem to be made of better quality materials BUT are of the same mechanical design; they wear and loosen over time, the doors not being held tight enough to the frame - and air comes in. Also, nothing is holding the top and bottom corners of the door tight to the frame.
Anyone have a line on "compression" locks, camming deadbolts, that would suit an entry way door.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Posted Feb 5, 2013 2:20 PM ET
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