Tag Archives: DOOR

Stopping the cold Drafts in winter

Draft seals stop breezes in winter:

Winter has come back with a vengeance, so time has come to ensure that all windows and door frames have draft seals to avoid mounting energy bills. Seals for doors and windows come in varying designs and colours and best of all, are generally very easy to use and very economical. The most common door/window frame seals are made of foam, although these seals are effective they do break down quite quickly over time, so it is always wiser to buy the rubber versions as they last a lot longer. Bottom door seals also need attention. Again draft seals come in various sizes to suit any size gaps and are also available in different colours.

Selecting Hinges:

Hinges always seem to be an afterthought when buying a door. There are many things to take into account when choosing the right hinge. Will they take the weight of the door? Will they need a bigger leaf to throw past a wide architrave or brickwork? Will they need to be a fixed pin if the door is to open out, reducing the risk of break-ins? Do I need stainless steel hinges if I fit them in a coastal area? Asking questions such as these should go a long way to helping you avoid any trouble when it comes to installing a door.