Post # 1
We have lived with this door for maybe about 2 years now when we moved in. There is a space beneath the door and on the side of the door all the way up to the keyhole. Not enough to see in, but enough to let in the smells from the other apartments(like old smoke and food), and to hear and be heard easily from people in the hallway, and to let out our air conditioned air.
But summer is on its way. Well, slowly on its way and I am sick of the space between the door and the doorframe, and frankly I would really like to keep our cooled air in and our energy bills low. And everything else out. We have no airducts so we’re not worried about that.
So what can I do? I really dont think asking for a new door is an option, especially since we’ve been in this apartment for a while now and it looks like we will be in this apartment for a while longer. What can I do? Is there a product out there specifically for apartment doors that have this problem? Any ideas about possible products will be greatly appreciated! Thanks bees. 🙂
Oh and I dont go on weddingbee for a month or two and wen I come back it looks all different. Looks nice! lol
Post # 2
Earlybride: You can buy weatherstripping and apply it yourself. Tell the man at the hardware store what your problem is and they will tell you the right product to use.
We had a gap at the bottom of our condo door, and the cold air from the hall was coming under it. Weather stripping completely solved the problem and we just had to slide it on the bottom of the door.It has rubber strips that go to the floor and bends when the door is opened.
The product you will need for the side will likely be different- may come with a self adhesive strip.
Post # 3
What Julies said. I have allergies & respiratory issues and the hallway would often be pretty smoky and it worked well for me. The only issue was sometimes I had to readjust it after people shoved notices etc. under the door and into the side.
Post # 4
This is what we’ve used in the past for the sides of the door/windows. It’s like a spongy white self adhesive tape and it works really well. I used it initially to stop the banging from the wind.
Post # 5
since you are in an apartment, can’t you ask your landlond/apartment facility to put new insulation on the door? tell them the problem. they should fix it.
Post # 6
ajillity81: I agree with this. At the very least, you should notify the Landlord of the problem and ask what they are okay with you doing to fix it. You don’t want to stick adhesive to the doorframe and have them take money out of your deposit later if it pulls off the paint or damages the frame.
Post # 7
I agree with the above posters, why not ask the management company or landlord to fix it? The worst they can say is no, and then you can do the weatherstripping like the other posters suggested.