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Weatherstripping installed around our front and porch doors did a great job of cutting down on drafts. Click on the photo for a closer look.

1. Front Door

1. Front Door

This is the starting point..Our beautiful old front door. Even though you can't see it, there's a tight seal now around the door frame. They didn't do that in 1924.


2. Front door wooden frame

2. Front door wooden frame

The workers took the front door off and installed a wooden frame around the two sides and top of the door opening. They attached the weather stripping to that frame, creating a very tight seal.


3. Tight corner shot

3. Tight corner shot

You can see that with the door closed there's a very tight fit at the corners.


4. Front door saddle

4. Front door saddle

This another view of the front door saddle. I wish the photos didn't show so much detail, like the chipped paint!


5. Front door saddle

5. Front door saddle

The bottom of our front door used to rest just above a wooden threshold plate, and plenty of cold air came through. The workers installed a rubberized saddle on top of a new threshold plate. When we shut the door, the bottom fits snugly against the saddle.


6. Porch door weatherstripping

6. Porch door weatherstripping

This door frame already had a wooden stop, but it was very leaky because there was no weatherstripping. The workers placed the weatherstripping on the face of the stop, and we have no more drafts