Now, due to a recent "incident" with the storm door at our side entrance, I have a bit of an emergency fix to take care of today that involves the pneumatic closer. I hope to share my experience with that in a new post sometime soon. I'm absolutely thrilled about how simple and inexpensive it looks like it's going to be compared to what I was expecting.
Seriously: under $4.
But, I'll get to that.
Today, I want to talk about our drafty front door.
I know what you're thinking, but try to look past the half-finished priming job that's masking the real issue.
There! Do you see it? Watch what happens when I turn off the light...
|Wagner tried to photo-bomb this pic. Extra points if you can actually see him.|
That, my friend, is daylight peaking in under my door. It doesn't look like much, and I'd never even noticed it until a few days ago, but trust me, it's enough. When I put my bare foot down in front of it, I could feel the bitter cold wind blowing over my toes.
I don't know how much heat (or money) we were wasting through that crack. It may not actually have been that much. But, now that I knew it was there, I couldn't just let it go. Especially when there's such a simple fix for it.
I folded it up, wedged it tightly along the door, and made sure to double back over the largest part of the gap. The difference was immediately noticeable - no more gentle breeze dancing across my toes, and shortly thereafter, the whole area in front of the door was several degrees warmer.
|Starbuck just had to get his photobomb in, too. Copy cat.|
With that, I'm off to tackle the other door. I should be writing a post about that fix soon, so check back later!