If you have found that your windows and doors are letting in a draught, it may be time to take action. While the fixes for this problem vary from situation to situation, there is no need to worry. There are many ways you can fix these problems yourself with minimal DIY knowledge. Read our guide and draught-proof your windows and doors yourself!


To make sure you’re getting the most out of your home, it might be a good idea to consider draught-proofing your external door. We’ll walk through some simple steps that will help ensure you’re doing everything possible to save on energy and keep your family warm this winter. Let’s get started!

The areas to address are your keyhole, letterbox and gaps around the edges of windows. If you have an open keyhole, a simple cover that drops a metal disc across the opening will prevent draughts. For window gaps at the bottom or other places, use brush or hinged flaps. You can install brush or wiper strips around the edges of your doors, which will help to seal out any draughts. Another option is to weatherstrip the seams where your door meets the frame. Finally, you could add some extra insulation to your door frame.


So, if you’re experiencing a draught in your home, don’t worry – it can be fixed! Simply purchase some draught-excluding strips from your local hardware store and fit them yourself. It’s an easy job that should take no more than half an hour, and it could save you a lot of money on your energy bills over time. 

 The self-adhesive foam strips are the more affordable option and easy to install. They can be a little tricky to get right, but they’re still preferable when you need a quick fix for draught problems. For something that is going to last longer and do a better job of sealing out drafts, metal or plastic strips with brushes or wipers attached might be your best bet.

When to get professional help?

If you’re not sure how to fix a draught, or if your windows are new and the problem is caused by something that can’t be fixed yourself, then it may be worth getting an expert opinion from someone who knows what they’re doing. Give us a call today and we will be happy to help! And if your windows or doors are beyond repair, we will offer a free, no-obligation quote.