We’ve all seen a door sweep; the old ones were literally short push-broom bristles, but now many are plastic-based combination sweeps/seals. Often, you can install these yourself, some without even having to remove and re-install your storefront doors.

There are 6 kinds of door sweeps:

  1. Staple-on: requires removing door from frame
  2. Wrap-around: requires drilling into the door
  3. Slide-on: easily replaced by sliding one out and the other in
  4. Snap-in: can be installed without removing the door
  5. L-Shape: screws into the door
  6. Door Shoes: screwed into bottom of door, invisible once installed

The importance of door sweeps for storefronts cannot be overstated. Here’s why they are indispensable:

  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Door sweeps effectively seal the gap between the door and the floor. This significantly improving energy efficiency and bolstering the facility’s R-value. In regular English this basically means that it will keep in your HVAC’s air. In winter it’ll keep the heat in and in summer it’ll keep the cool air in. A simple upgrade that can help with your insulation.
  • Noise Reduction: By creating a tight seal, door sweeps minimize noise intrusion. It helps create a more peaceful and productive interior ambiance.
  • Pest and Moisture Prevention: These seals act as barriers against insects, moisture, and rodents (especially applicable to nylon bristle door sweeps). They help maintain a hygienic and comfortable environment within the facility. They can also be combined with a new air curtain installation to truly maximize your space’s hygiene.

Installing door sweeps is a simple yet impactful addition to your exterior commercial door hardware. Their cost-effectiveness and ease of installation make them an ideal choice for storefronts looking to improve their doors. They’re a great upgrade for teams looking to streamline operations and cut down on overhead costs. The benefits they offer commercial doors in terms of energy efficiency, noise reduction, pest prevention, and moisture control outweigh any downsides.