Is your door old and poorly insulated? Do you feel the air and humidity pass and it blows up the amount of your heating bill? This probably comes from worn or failing or non-existent joints on your front door.
Caulking solutions exist. But first, here are all the reasons why it is absolutely necessary to insulate your front door…
Did you know that a poorly insulated front door can cause heat loss of up to 20%. Moreover, this is also true in terms ofthe insulation of the windows.
A front door, especially if it is old, is not always airtight. It lets “days” appear on the sleeper, on the opening (frame), on the bottom of the flap, in the keyhole or in the space that serves as a mailbox.
In short, home openings are a real “gateway” for drafts and humidity.
Cold and damp, a feeling of discomfort
The cold air that passes under a door brings an unpleasant sensation. Indeed, in addition to the increase in the heating bill, the occupants of the house feel the cold on them. The air then becomes unhealthy because of the traces of moisture and mold found around the door frame. Pests can even nest and proliferate, which is not pleasant at all.
The specifics of a wooden front door
The caulking work will not be the same on a PVC door or on a wooden door. Indeed, wood is a noble but fragile material. It can degrade under moisture or be attacked by xylophageal insects. Therefore, wood must be treated before insulation work can be undertaken.
The caulk sealant is placed on a clean, dry surface.
The work of professional caulkers
Effective solutions exist to insulate your old wooden door. Our expert caulking workers use high-quality seals and ultra-resistant sealants such asAdfast’s Adseal 4580.
The products have a good lifespan and come in a wide range of colours to fit the front of the house.
Before placing the sealant on the door or window, the caulkers first clean the surface to optimize the product’s adhesion. They remove the old joints, paint, varnish, glue residue and anything else that might interfere with the contact bond of the bulge on the wood.