Door Doctor is an expert in Weatherization & Weatherproofing —
Doors require several kinds weatherization and weatherproofing, including door sweeps for the bottom, weatherstripping for the top and sides, and caulk for the door jamb. Door Doctor keeps many kinds of special weatherstrip and door bottoms that are not locally available.
The doors and windows in your home can allow air leaks even when they are closed. Weatherstripping your doors is easy and it can keep energy costs down. It’ll also help you stay cozy in winter. Seal cracks around your door with weatherstripping to winterize your home and keep out drafts.
Weatherstripping is not designed for door bottoms. Instead, a door sweep is attached to the bottom of the door, and provides a seal when the door is closed. Door sweeps can become damaged, can fail if they are of inferior design, or can loose their sealing ability.
Caulk is used to fill cracks in any part of the house, including doors and door jambs. Any place you think may have an air leak can be sealed with caulk.
Chances are, the caulk around your doors was applied when your house was first built, and may be many years old. Some common types of caulk have a life span of only 5 years. Door Doctor can inspect your caulk and fix it where it’s old and cracked.
Studies have shown that the average construction job budgets less than 1% for exterior sealants. And yet, after construction, close to 80% of all water intrusion issues related to the original construction are due to joint sealant problems.
We can help weatherize and weatherproof any type of door.