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Door Threshold Types: Which one is right for you?

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You may not feel the outside air coming in, but if you have an ill-fitting threshold with even a small gap, you may feel it each time you get your high energy bill. Exterior doors require threshold and weatherseal upgrades to keep the house clean and keep energy costs low.   The threshold provides an air-tight between your floor and the bottom of the door. It's the first step in weatherproofing the entrance to your home, followed by the installation of door insulation products, such as plastic, bronze or foam weatherstripping around door frame edges. Let's explore door threshold types for your exterior doors. Take a look at what you currently have. That'll help you determine the right threshold material. For example: if you have aluminum, replace it with aluminum. If you have wood, replace it with wood. Frost King provides vinyl top thresholds and saddle thresholds in both wood and aluminum. Paul and Brian of The Handyguys Podcast show you how to choose the right Frost King threshold for your door insulation upgrade project.

At this time you should also consider completing the seal at the bottom of your door with door sweeps or door bottoms. Door sweeps are made to pair with vinyl top thresholds. Door bottoms are made to pair with saddle top thresholds. A threshold with a sweep or a bottom provides a comprehensive, energy cost-cutting solution. You can buy these door insulation products here. Is door kit installation a do-it-yourself project? You bet. With just a few tools and a little help from our friendly Frost King experts Paul and Brian, you can shut the door on extreme weather in no time. Watch our video that shows you how to install our door kits, including weatherstripping.

Imagine installing a door set that seals out drafts, dirt, moisture and bugs. Plus it improves the appearance of your entryway. Frost King carries door thresholds, door sweeps, door bottoms and door sets to help keep your home insulated for years to come. Select from many different styles, colors and finishes. Find out where to buy Frost King thresholds and other door insulation products. For DIY tips throughout the year, follow us, like us and bookmark our blog. If you have any questions about our door threshold types, door sweeps, door bottoms or door sets, please view our FAQs, call 1-800-299-5700 or send us a message.

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