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22 January 2009

ask-the-expertsI need to replace outside doors. The wind blows under my front door, and because of the tile job, a door strip does not work.

Think you can’t use a door sweep because you have carpet or tile underneath your door?  Think again!

Before you consider purchasing new outside doors, have you considered automatic door sweeps?  The bottom raises automatically to clear the tile or carpet when the door opens, and then lowers automatically when the door closes to make a tight seal.  You should be able to find several different types at hardware stores like Menards and Home Depot.

Answer provided by Bob Mello, Building Analyst at the Center for Energy and Environment.

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