I know a lot of kids, and to be honest, a few adults, too, that have a hard time remembering to close the door behind them. But you may have a gap under your door that can be just as big of a problem.

Doors that don’t seal properly at the bottom will let in the summer heat, as well as dust, pollen, insects, and rodents. Did you know a mouse can get into your home through a gap less than a half-inch wide?

A simple door bottom seal is simple to install, especially if they’re self-adhesive. They seal the gap between the door and your threshold. And, as a bonus, by sealing the gap, they also conserve energy. Best of all, they won’t break the bank, since most of them only cost around $5.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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