How To Fix A Drafty Sliding Door for A Cosier Winter

sliding pocket door draught excluder

In winter time, blocking the entry of drafts from all parts of the home is vital in ensuring that your indoor temperature remains cosy no matter how freezing it is outside.

Note that all homes, regardless of whether they are old or new, can be prone to drafts. The cold air (as well as warm air) will always find its way to your home spaces where gaps and cracks are present. This is why your home may be cold even though your heating is on.

One of the many effective ways you can stop the cold from affecting your thermal comfort this winter is by draft-proofing your doors. This solution involves applying seals on the sides, top, and bottom of a door to close off all gaps and spaces where air can penetrate through. All draft proofing solutions available on the ecoMasterStore are suitable for most door types. You can install them yourself, too!

If you have cavity sliding doors (also known as pocket doors or simply sliding doors), ecoMaster introduces you a set of high quality and affordable draft proofing solutions: our Draft Dodgers for Cavity Sliding Doors kit.

The Draft Dodgers for Cavity Sliding Doors kit contains a series of components that will reduce drafts from around your sliding doors. This includes perimeter seals which are attached on the latch and rear sides of the door, a brush fitted at the head, and a flat sliding door draft excluder which is fitted to the base of the door.

Other than the secure draught protection these solutions provide, the key features of these sliding door seals are the following:

  Can cover 10-millimitre gaps
✔  Can be cut to desired length during installation to fit specific dimensions of your door
✔  These high-quality products also help reduce noise
✔  Raw timber can be painted/stained to match your door frame
✔  Architectural quality and durable
✔  They do not interfere with your door’s functionality
✔  Designed, manufactured, and distributed by Australians for Australians

The standard kit installation is where there is conditioned space on one side (like living room, bedroom) and an unconditioned space on the other (like ensuite, walk-in robe). The door needs to be closed for the kit to be effective.

If you need the door sealed on both sides, (where you have conditioned space on both sides) then you need to install 2 cavity sliding kits – one on each side.

You will get the best from this solution if your doors are kept closed. If you need to keep the door open at all times, then gaps that are causing the draft need to be sealed.

If that is the case, we suggest removing the door from the slider and using a long pole to poke medium density foam into the space where the door butts up to the wall that is ventilated. That will be the vertical space when the door meets the external wall. Sometimes it also includes along the floor (might need to access it from underneath) and the “roof” of the door frame (potential access from the attic space).

Watch this short video to learn how to install these draft proofing solutions:

Beefed up with a quality insulation in place, a solid draft proofing system on your doors, windows, and floorboards will massively improve your thermal comfort without overworking your heater. Hundreds of Aussies had tried and tested this cost-effective approach and we are confident in saying their homes are now invincible from excessive cold, warmth, and astronomical energy bills!

Are you ready for a cosier winter and lesser energy bills? Head over to our webstore to purchase your Draft Dodgers for Cavity Sliding Doors kit and to discover a wide range of professional draught-proofing solutions in Australia. We’ll have them delivered right at your doorstep!

Are you ready for a cosier winter and lesser energy bills?

Head over to our webstore to purchase your Draft Dodgers for Cavity Sliding Doors kit and to discover a wide range of professional draught-proofing solutions in Australia. We’ll have them delivered right at your doorstep!

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