On the nose of the cold and the issue of insulation not only of itself, but also the preparation of a dwelling for the cold, is more than relevant.
The penetration of frost through the front door is the easiest way to make the apartment cold. If the door is poorly insulated, then heating does not help, and its effectiveness is reduced several times.
Of course, a win -win option would be to put an additional door. The vestibule between the doors will be a kind of “air cushion”.
And then the question arises, but how to choose the front door, so that later you do not have to insulate it?
Frosty air will have time to warm up before getting into the room. And the warmth will not go completely. But not everyone has such an opportunity. Therefore, some tips will come in handy.
How to insulate the front door with your own hands
Poron does not give up positions
Somewhat outdated, according to some, the method is still relevant. Only now foams are offered by manufacturers of much better quality than before. It is more dense, has a different thickness and is absolutely safe. Safety is understood as its non -toxicity, ease of installation, it is soft and flexible.
Foam rubber is cut into layers of the required area. Or it will be one large section, the size of the door size. Better if it is a wooden door. It is easier to adapt foam rubber, which does not have to have a large thickness-2-3cm will be enough.
It is better to fix foam around the perimeter, wooden rails and furniture nails. For reliability, fix the slats and in the middle of the layer-crosswise. On both sides of the door or only from the external – a matter of taste and a specific situation.
On top of the foam rubber is covered with dense wear -resistant fabric or artificial skin. Dermatin, drape, tarpaulin – the most common materials. They will last for many years, provided that the door operation is properly operating.
Drop and forget
When installing the entrance door from any material, the frame can be placed first. That is the doorway itself. As a rule, it is made of metal parts. When closing, the door enters the grooves, the lock and fastener accessories are also installed there.
The rest of the space remains empty. This is the fastest way to penetrate the cold into the apartment. The grooves can be filled using mounting foam, which dries almost immediately and will not cause inconvenience when closing the door, only before that it is worth seeing how to use a gun for mounting foam correctly.
Excesses are removed by a sharp knife.
Foam is similar to any sealing material. After all, as you know, a layer of air inside the material plays the most important role. And in the frozen mounting foam there are many air bubbles that prevent the passage of heat and cold at the same time.
Another wonderful way to warm the front door
Insulation with polyethylene foam
Many metal doors are already produced with their own insulation inside. The only question is in price. Such doors are more expensive, but the benefits of them are greater. Popular material of foam polyethylene is popular.
They are insulated not only doors, but also the walls and the floor. As the basis for laminate, he firmly won his niche in the building materials market.
But we will talk about the insulation of foam polyethylene front door. Its qualities include:
• the possibility of installation in several layers;
This material is not interesting for various parasites and rodents. He is not subject to decay and mold. You can remove polyethylene foam as easily as fixed on the door.
In each case, you should make a choice in favor of the material that is not only available in cost, but will also perform its functions. And the main goal is still not allowing the apartment to be cold.
Properly insulated door – this is raising the temperature in the apartment by several degrees. This, in turn, brings more comfort to the interior, increases the threshold of incidence, saves electricity and heating.