Door sweeps. What do they do for us? We know they are there, but what is their purpose? Let’s dive in. Door sweeps are used for many facets of protection for your home. Door sweeps help keep pests out of the home by guarding the small space between the floor and the door. They are also used to disrupt moisture from getting into your home. Come heavy rain or leaking water, it will not get past the front door with a reliable door sweep. Door sweeps also aid in conserving energy waste within your home. It acts as a guard to keep cool or warm air in instead of leaking outside and raising your power bill. Negating noise is something door sweeps do well, too. Windows do a great job of keeping outside noise outside, but your door sweep also puts in overtime keeping your home quieter. Door sweeps can also help with limiting the amount of pollen or allergens that enter the home, therefore increasing your air quality. They are inexpensive and very easy to install. They are one of the small necessities we tend to forget about.
So what kind of door sweep do I need? There are a few different kinds of door sweeps that will be functional depending on their purpose and benefits. The recommended door sweep for an exterior door would be one with weather stripping like an aluminum sweep, brush sweep, and U-shaped door sweep. For a front door, the recommended door sweep is an adhesive door sweep or an automatic door bottom seal.