Improving the airtightness of an average entry door
It’s been cold this week, and I’m fighting drafts around my doors. Most doors have the same air sealing method, involving a foam kerf seal. It’s an inexpensive and robust design. (Remember the Stanley magnetic seals?- those were tight, but made of conductive steel). http://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-E-O-1-in-x-7-ft-Brown-Replacement-Foam-Kerf-Door-Seal-DS7B-25/100017658
The problem is that the door is not held tightly enough against the seals. But if you use the deadbolt to hold it tight, the deadbolt can be difficult to operate, and it will wear out faster.
For added security you might want to add a “security guard” anyway.
I’m thinking of solving the problem by installing a T-handle clamp that would press the door tightly against the kerf seal and provide the added security of door security guard.
Has anyone done something like this? Does someone make something better looking?
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