Sealing and protecting your door from air and water infiltration is an extremely important part of your home’s maintenance. Air and water leaks can affect your utility bills, and light may extend an unknown invitation to small critters looking for a place to stay. There are 4 major areas to keep an eye on when checking for leaks around your door, and tell-tale signs that let you know it’s time for an update.
It is important to have the right weatherseals around your door panel to ensure a proper seal in your entryway and protection from the elements. Weatherstrips, one of three types of weatherseals, help to seal out air and water year-round. Weatherstrips are available in many sizes and materials, so choosing the right weatherstrip for your system is crucial to proper door performance.
This summer will be filled with warm weather and outdoor activities for the entire family, and making sure your French door is safe and accessible is more important than ever. The Ultimate Flip Lever™ Astragal from Endura Products secures your French door and with one easy motion, eliminating the reaching and bending required to operate standard astragal designs. As we explore the features and benefits of the Ultimate Flip Lever Astragal, consider ways you could upgrade your astragal this season.
It’s the first day of summer which means hot weather has officially arrived! From graduation parties to family barbecues, outdoor living spaces will finally see their fair share of festivities this season. French doors help merge indoor and outdoor areas during events and are perfect when entertaining guests in one extended space.
French doors are a beautiful addition to your home that create visual interest while also functioning as a doorway to outdoor living spaces. These configurations allow natural light to brighten indoor spaces and also let summer breezes pass through when open.
Some of the industry’s easiest upgrades can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency, saving you money on heating and cooling. This week, Emily from Our House Now A Home shows us how she tackles small improvements by adding new weatherseals at her front door.
Spring cleaning your home can provide a fresh start for the new season, but don’t forget about the door! Whether you’re sealing out those April showers or cutting costs on utility bills, we’re checking off 4 ways to improve your door for spring.
What does your door mean to you? Some may say a door means protection against dangerous intruders. Others might say a door keeps small critters outside, meaning spider-free peace of mind. A mother may think of opening the door for her newborn’s first visit home, while fathers likely remember a knock on the door from their daughter’s first boyfriend. Whether you define your door with peace of mind, a sense of security or loving family memories, at BetterDoor, it’s more than just a door and components. It’s your home. It’s every hello and goodbye. It’s the family you keep safely inside. We love doors and everything it means to you, so creating better door experiences is our obsession – it’s even in our name.
Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s the first day of February and the BetterDoor team wants to hear from you! Have you finished that weekend project or made a few updates to your door? Whether you’ve added some new paint or updated your door components, now is the perfect time to door-it-yourself! BetterDoor is always working to help make your DIY projects easier and we want you to show them off!
As cooler temperatures approach and Winter sets in, sealing your home becomes more important than ever. Doors are extremely susceptible to cold winds and drafts, especially when weathersealing practices are not properly followed. Without weathersealing your home becomes vulnerable and ultimately adds higher heating costs to your monthly bill and allows other season related issues, like cold drafts at the sill, that many homeowners face each season. We’re providing the best inside look for preparing your home for Fall including the importance of weathersealing, the types of weather seals, and installation best practices to keep you home sealed and your family protected. Different types of weatherseals serve different purposes when used at your home’s entryway door.