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How to Winterize Your House (& Save Money This Winter)

How to Winterize Your House (& Save Money This Winter)





10 Ways to Winterize Your Home

The season of freezing temperatures is fast approaching. Taking the time to prepare can help you reap significant financial and energy savings. Things like frozen pipes and busted hoses, leaks and drafts, and old or faulty appliances like your hot water heater or HVAC system can cost you time, money, and comfort if you aren't careful. Winterizing your home is vital for preserving energy, saving money, and keeping your household comfortable all winter.



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Do Draft Stoppers Really Work?

Do Draft Stoppers Really Work?

 

Have you noticed your heating bill creeping up? What about cool air lingering around doors or windows? Or drafty doors sapping the warm air out of your home? While not a sufficient substitute for fully weatherproofing your home, draft stoppers can offer immediate relief from cold drafts and unusually high energy bills in a pinch.

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Celebrate Cyber Monday with 10% Off!

Celebrate Cyber Monday with 10% Off!

 

This Cyber Monday is the perfect time to start your next DIY project and make your door a BetterDoor! Take 10% off your order.

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Protect Your Doors & Home From These Cold Weather Woes

Protect Your Doors & Home From These Cold Weather Woes

Cool Weather Problems

Fall is (finally) here, and while we couldn’t be more excited about cooler weather, changing leaves, and upcoming holidays, autumn is also the time to start prepping your home for winter. The time to brace your home against cold winds, ice, and other wintery weather is now. Protecting your home from uncomfortable drafts, cracking materials, and exorbitant heating bills starts with your doors. Here are some common issues to look for before winter settles in.

 

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5 Ways to Use Pumpkins to Decorate Your Door This Fall

5 Ways to Use Pumpkins to Decorate Your Door This Fall

It’s impossible to count all the reasons to love fall. Some of the most popular include:

  • Sweater weather
  • Pumpkin-flavored treats
  • Bonfires
  • Carving pumpkins
  • Halloween & Thanksgiving
  • Did we mention pumpkins?

 

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Does Your Door Stick?

Does Your Door Stick?

Wood grinding against wood can wear on the nerves, especially when it happens every time you open a door. A sticking door is frustrating, but why does it do that? That minor annoyance may be indicative of a larger problem. Here are a few reasons why your door might be sticking.

 

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How to Identify Potential Issues with Your Door

How to Identify Potential Issues with Your Door

Whether you’re trying to keep rain and bugs out, or trying to keep that precious air-conditioned air in, identifying and repairing gaps in your door frame is vital to weathersealing your door and protecting your home. Here are a few things to help you identify whether or not there is a problem, and what can be done to fix the issue!

 

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What You Should Know About Weather Sealing

What You Should Know About Weather Sealing


We’ve talked about how there are
four areas where your exterior doors are vulnerable to leaks, drafts, and gaps before, but what can you do to fix and prevent them altogether?

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What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?

What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?


A fresh coat of paint on your front door can work wonders for your curb appeal, but how do you choose a color? Here are a few tips for choosing a color that fits your style goals.

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How to Repair These 4 Common Exterior Door Woes

How to Repair These 4 Common Exterior Door Woes


Your entry doors are your home’s first chance to make an impression and the first line of defense against the elements, guests (invited or otherwise), and high energy bills. Exterior doors are subject to damage from impact, daily wear and tear, and moisture infiltration. Keep your exterior doors sealed, secure, and beautiful with these DIY exterior door repair tips.

 

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