Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We want your input: Mac-daddy weatherstripping

We're re-doing (stripping, re-gluing, re-glazing, etc.) our back door (which is the main entrance, since we're in New England).

We want to know: what is the absolute best type of weatherstripping or way to weatherstrip an old wood door? Keep in mind, this is possibly the coldest climate in the contiguous US and we have wild fluctuations in humidity all year-round. In this one case, it's OK to be more functional than pretty, but blaze orange stuff or neon or some such is just too far over the style line.

Thoughts? If you can save us a gallon or two of oil this winter, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consiousness. So you got that goin' for ya, which is nice.

Thanks, houseblogging-buds.

16 comments:

Duane said...

I installed the wooden weatherstripping similar to what is shown in the Readers Digest Article linked below last winter and can honestly say it has made a world of difference:
http://www.rd.com/18170/article18170.html

Derek said...

I've used the epdm rubber stick on. It comes in various thicknesses and profiles, depending on the gap you need to fill. Our climate is a lot milder here though. I used it on our attic hatches as well, seems to work well. I wouldn't recommend the aluminum strips, they're hard to adjust, ugly and don't seem to work that well.

Joe said...

I am putting Spring Bronze on my windows, but I plan to use it on my doors as well. Plus, it's completely 100% period-correct.

sarah said...

Joe - thanks so much and your post about this is great. Perhaps we'll give it a shot - and it looks skinny enough that I could install my door knocker on center - the other spongy stuff made me have to put it off to one side, which was tacky looking. :)

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