Those who have invested in exterior door sweeps quickly realize its advantages. They are fairly easy to install, and are placed on the bottom of the outer side of exterior doors. This weatherization item is placed there to fill the space between the door’s bottom and the floor, limiting the amount of insects, moisture, dust and uncontrolled air filtration that come into a home. In addition, exterior door sweeps are among the cheapest way to weatherize your home. You can find them for as low as $10 each. Replacement door sweeps, such as the steel door sweeps from Macklanburg-Duncan, are available if yours are old and worn out.
The exterior door sweeps by Macklanburg-Duncan are incredibly durable, and will not need to be replaced for years. They are heavy-duty, suitable for doors that come across smooth surfaces, such as tile or hardwood. These steel door sweeps come with screws that allow for installation on either a steel or wooden door. Its carrier is unfinished aluminum with a double flange vinyl weatherstrip, and can be painted to your choosing. The most common size is a 36 inch door sweep but you may need a 42 inch door sweep.