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Top 3 Symptoms of Bad Weatherstripping and Why You Should Care

Maintaining a tight seal around your door can help keep unwanted air, pests, light, and water from entering your home. A tight seal can also help you save money on your energy bill year-round. Weatherstrips, or the soft and flexible material placed in the door jamb and header, are easy to install and can have…

Is It Time for You to Invest in a New Door Bottom?

Have you noticed a gap between the bottom of your door and the threshold? If so, it is probably time for a new door bottom. Even if you have noticed this gap in a door unit that is installed in a covered porch or entryway, you may be giving outside air, moisture, and, bugs easy…

Happy Birthday, BetterDoor!

In 2016, the BetterDoor team realized that there were not many resources that encouraged and helped homeowners and DIYers tackle door projects on their own. So, we decided to fix that! Months of brainstorming and planning went by, and on October 17th, 2016, BetterDoor.com was launched and ready to help you improve your doors. A…

Common Astragal Questions

French doors are a beautiful addition to any home. They merge indoor and outdoor living, allowing natural light to brighten indoor spaces and welcome cool breezes when open. Double doors also create visual interest, can completely redefine a space, and add equity to a home. Several components, including locking mechanisms, are required to ensure that…

4 Major Leak-Prone Areas Around Your Door

Sealing and protecting your door from air and water infiltration is an extremely important part of your home’s maintenance. Air and water leaks can affect your utility bills, and light may extend an unknown invitation to small critters looking for a place to stay. There are 4 major areas to keep an eye on when…

#FixItFriday – All About Weatherstrip

It is important to have the right weatherseals around your door panel to ensure a proper seal in your entryway and protection from the elements. Weatherstrips, one of three types of weatherseals, help to seal out air and water year-round. Weatherstrips are available in many sizes and materials, so choosing the right weatherstrip for your…

Product Spotlight: Ultimate Flip Lever™ Astragal

This summer will be filled with warm weather and outdoor activities for the entire family, and making sure your French door is safe and accessible is more important than ever. The Ultimate Flip Lever™ Astragal from Endura Products secures your French door and with one easy motion, eliminating the reaching and bending required to operate standard astragal…

Indoor and Outdoor Living Spaces for Summer

It’s the first day of summer which means hot weather has officially arrived! From graduation parties to family barbecues, outdoor living spaces will finally see their fair share of festivities this season. French doors help merge indoor and outdoor areas during events and are perfect when entertaining guests in one extended space. Today, we’re sharing…

All About Astragals

French doors are a beautiful addition to your home that create visual interest while also functioning as a doorway to outdoor living spaces. These configurations allow natural light to brighten indoor spaces and also let summer breezes pass through when open. Although French doors are a beautiful way to showcase your home, French doors contain…

Fast Fixes: How Every Homeowner Can Increase Energy Efficiency

Some of the industry’s easiest upgrades can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency, saving you money on heating and cooling. This week, Emily from Our House Now A Home shows us how she tackles small improvements by adding new weatherseals at her front door.   “We all know I love to decorate my home and…

Door Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning your home can provide a fresh start for the new season, but don’t forget about the door! Whether you’re sealing out those April showers or cutting costs on utility bills, we’re checking off 4 ways to improve your door for spring.   Photo Credit: http://thewindowdoorandtrimstore.com/ Sill Adjustment/Cap Plugs Adjusting your sill is one of…

Tips to Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is more than cleaning every nook and cranny inside your home. It’s also about getting your home ready to invite friends over, fire up the grill, and have some fun in the warmer spring temperatures. In addition to tackling the inside of your home, we’re giving you 5 ways to spring clean the…

5 Ways to Enhance Your Curb Appeal for St. Patrick’s Day

Each year, St. Patrick’s Day is almost always identified with leprechauns, pots of gold and of course, the color green. As the day of lucky shamrocks approaches, many begin to think of ways to showcase their St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Whether you’re pinching pennies or friends without green, we’ve got five easy and affordable ways…

More Than a Door

What does your door mean to you? Some may say a door means protection against dangerous intruders. Others might say a door keeps small critters outside, meaning spider-free peace of mind. A mother may think of opening the door for her newborn’s first visit home, while fathers likely remember a knock on the door from…

From Broken Door to BetterDoor #LoveYourDoor

Roses are red, violets are blue, it’s the first day of February and the BetterDoor team wants to hear from you! Have you finished that weekend project or made a few updates to your door? Whether you’ve added some new paint or updated your door components, now is the perfect time to door-it-yourself! BetterDoor is always working to…

Winter Is Coming: How to Prepare and Seal Your Home

As cooler temperatures approach and Winter sets in, sealing your home becomes more important than ever. Doors are extremely susceptible to cold winds and drafts, especially when weathersealing practices are not properly followed. Without weathersealing your home becomes vulnerable and ultimately adds higher heating costs to your monthly bill and allows other season related issues,…

Door Sills: What to Know When Sealing Your Home

Door sills can sometimes get tricky, especially as cooler temperatures set in during Fall. Drafts, leaks and difficult door operation can all be signs of a troublesome sill and can be fixed with a few simple adjustments. Don’t know which adjustment needs to be made? Don’t worry! We’ll guide you through the anatomy of a…

Fall Colors for Your Entryway

Every year, the season’s hottest colors and DIY projects are announced, and homeowners have a chance to stand out with the latest trends. We’re bringing you the top four show-stopping tones for this season and an added bonus for the homeowners looking for something BOLD.  With references from HGTV and Pantone’s Fall 2016 color palette,…

Corner Pads: Small Product, Big Impact

Have you ever noticed drafts or leaks at your front door? Maybe even light peeping through the sides at the frame? You may not have a secure seal around your entryway door. Here, there’s a few things to consider when sealing your door, but one component in particular gets overlooked time and time again: the…

Welcome to BetterDoor!

Hey there! Welcome to BetterDoor.com! We’re so glad to have you on the site and we’re super excited to get started with you. After realizing how there were not many resources that encouraged homeowners and DIYers to tackle projects on their own, we decided to fix that. We spent weeks brainstorming and planning all things doors…

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