Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Draft Dodger

When we moved into the house in 2006, this is what it looked like: 

The front door was an older wood door with a half moon glass piece with a steel security door on the outside. Not pretty. So, in 2008, I changed it to a beautiful mahogany door:

Except, there was a draft problem. We had always had a draft from the front door (even with the old door), but I was getting more and more fed up with it. So, a few weeks ago I went to Lowe's and bought a security storm door.  

I opted to have Lowe's install it. While the installer was a little difficult to schedule time with, and showed up 3 hours late, he actually did a great job putting the door in.

This door has changed our lives. Not only does it keep the draft out (we notice a huge difference in the heat levels downstairs), but when it's open it floods the living room with light. I only wish I had done it sooner. 


Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

That's a great idea..we are having draft problems. Maybe I should get one!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Oh...and supposedly, our house was built in 1901 too! (Though, we aren't positive). However, it's a farmhouse...haha!

Benny said...


Yes, you should get one! Also, I'm not positive about when our house was built either...1901 is the best guess by the city since all the records were destroyed.


Scenic Artisan said...

nice post. i should get a door like that too, though i'm leaning toward a security gate that i could put screens in. how was the wood jamb? did it need work, or did they just instal the door against what was there?

Benny said...


Since there had been a security door there prior, it was an easier install, no need for a build out. The door we got is also a security door, but no screen. The old one had a screen but the bars made it feel like jail. Now, I'll be lucky if I manage not to run into this one!


Scenic Artisan said...

yes! dont run through it! it certainly is a nice look for the house.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

It took us about 8 hours to install our storm door, so you were wise to pay for installation! What a pain.

Hardwood Flooring Pro said...

Looks great and seems like a great addition to your home. Hey, if it can keep your home warmer during these cold's all worth it! Glad you finally got it done ;)

Anxiety Cause said...

I suggest that you should get one!

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