Poorly fitted doors, decaying door surrounds, old ventilation blocks and other defects are allowing cold air in and the warm air out; but it does not have to be that way.
New insulated and properly installed doors with their new locks will not only improve security but will eliminate those drafts and cold spots and damp. If you have chosen new double or triple glazing, new doors and door furniture will complement the new windows and finish the look.
Alternatively a new front door by itself, with draft excluders will contribute handsomely to the look of your home and to your energy savings helping lower those bills.
It isn’t just your doors that need attention draught proofing [also called draught exclusion] throughout your home is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to cut energy costs in the home and make your rooms cosy.
Gaps between floor boards, ill fitting vents, cracks, disused chimneys, can all benefit from simple and remedial works.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, if every home were to take draught proofing measures here in the UK, the total energy savings could be worth as much as £190 million, and the energy saved would heat nearly 400,000 homes.
Secondary Glazing is a made-to-measure secondary glazing unit that sits on the inside of the existing windows. This is useful in properties that are listed (and the council will not permit you to remove the existing windows) or you do not wish to remove the existing windows for whatever reason. The secondary glazing opens, just like the existing windows but will when shut improve heat retention substantially and eliminate condensation and noise.