Temperatures have dipped, so it’s important to keep cold air outside your home, where it belongs, and keep warm air inside.

That starts with the front door.

  1. First, check your weatherstripping and ensure it’s in good condition, doing the job it’s designed to do.
  2. Next, look for gaps under exterior doors — they’re easy to fix; just slip a double-draft stop underneath.
  3. Do your windows and exterior doors have gaps around their trim? If so, that’s where cold air can enter — caulk those gaps now to prevent drafts later.
  4. Consider a window insulation kit if the drafts don’t seem to go away.
  5. Larger holes outside the home are easy to remedy, too — just spray expandable foam into those holes!
  6. Finally, adding an attic stair cover can keep air from entering your room from the roof, and adding insulation in the attic is another way to ‘fill in the gaps’ and keep out drafts.

Watch the video above to learn more!

You may also find our article with a tutorial on weatherproofing windows helpful in preparing your home for the winter season. Check it out!

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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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