Cold air coming through the lock in the door!
Shoshana on Dec 06, 2017We put weather stripping on the door in the winter to help conserve the heatHelpful Reply
Dianacirce70 on Dec 06, 2017I have an old house, and it probably won't matter how good the handyman might be, I have a feeling that when we replace doors we will still deal with things like this. There is a thing that goes on the bottom of the door. Its very inexpensive, and you can probably get it at Walmart or Target, or whatever store you have close by that has a home section. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Frost-King-1-25-in-x-36-in-Brown-Aluminum-Door-Threshold/4754192?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-ToolsAndHardware-_-WeatherstripSoftGoods-_-4754192:Frost_King&CAWELAID=&kpid=4754192&CAGPSPN=pla&store_code=1159&k_clickID=cbb602b6-5e8f-4488-bc36-35278aea3475&gclid=CjwKCAiAx57RBRBkEiwA8yZdUFUmIuLgLkrysU6qZXS11Micicrlsxa7no9ASpKhJYuYIJQlYSfxIxoCKvAQAvD_BwEWe put one on two of our doors, and it helps tremendouslyHelpful Reply Unapproved!
Bijous on Dec 06, 2017I am so sorry you had this happen.
- There are stick on door sweeps that are inexpensive that will help. Also make a roll out of a towel and put at the bottom of the door. Use a pot holder on the door knob and use string to attach. Make sure the holder covers the lock. You can then swing the holder out of the way to open and it won't be a problem on the other side.
- You can also hang a blanket from a curtain rod with curtain clips so that you can slide it out of the way to open the door.
Dfm on Dec 07, 2017the door sweeps that have fins on the bottom work really well. I’ve put duct tape or painters tape across key holes and out lets. Stops the cold air from coming in. Rolled up bath towel at the bottom of the doors, on window sills. You may qualify for weatherizing help. Give your county extension offce jingle. Had some college students come out to help me put up the plastic shrink wrap, weather striping. In the mean time, you can put up a plastic picnic cloth or shower curtain across the door and use the painters tape to seal it off. The blue tape works well...it’s low tack and hasn’t peeled any paint off.Helpful Reply
Ebbjdl on Dec 07, 2017Let us know what state you live in we'll give you agencies that can help you with your delema. They have volunteers, that help the eldery, and it's in the area of their expertise.Helpful Reply
Ebbjdl on Dec 08, 2017Call your local senior services, for volunteers to do work (pro bono) free. Order online at USA.gov, for a free book called Consumer Action Handbook it's free. These people do small repairs, that they have knowledge in. Depending on what problem your having, I would need to know this in order to direct you to the proper agency.Helpful Reply
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