How do I insulate our door to our apartment?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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