I purchased the DOOR DRAFT STOPER since it advertises that it blocks extra large gaps under doors, protects from insects, and makes heating and cooling my home more efficient. This especially caught my interest because it's summer and the weather is HOTTT. Plus, the heat causes bugs to creep into my home in search of a cooler place. I wanna keep my home cool and the bugs out!!!
The front door of my apartment has a significant gap under it which allows creepy spiders & water bugs to enter my home & lets the cool air escape causing me to constantly run my air conditioner which raises the costs of my electricity bill.
I was using boric acid powder to deter the bugs from coming in through the gap, but I figured the door guard would be better since it would fill the gap and keep my home cooler.
I followed the assembly instructions (*except cutting the tubes*) and installed the guard under my door. The door guard has filled in the gap nicely. I have noticed that my apartment is retaining the cool air better, I'm using the AC less, and I hope to see a reduction on my electricity bill. I haven't seen any bugs since I started using the boric acid powder, so I'm not sure if it is because of the door guard or the boric acid powder. Either way the filled gap will help keep the bugs out.
I love this product. I got it because my neighbor was smoking right outside my front door and I couldn't stand the smoke smell when I came home from work. I am so happy that this Door Draft Stopper stopped the smoke smell. It was not hard to install. My door was slightly difficult to close the first time I put it down, but after the third close, the door closed fine.
I wanted something that would keep the noise out to be honest. I live in a small NYC apartment with roommates, and my doors are french doors. I wanted something to fit underneath that would serve specifically to reduce noise, but also not be a pain when I opened and closed the doors. It works wonderfully!
It reduces the noise level from outside, and vice versa. The talking and tv in the living room is muted, and I have been told my phone conversations are quieter! So perfect for what I needed!
Would definitely recommend!
I bought this to go under my bedroom door to help block out sound, not drafts, but it does a pretty good job. Assembly and fitting is easy enough, you just cut the excess off each closed-cell foam tube, close the fabric case, and shove it under the door. This is not going to soundproof anything, but it does cut down on the noise compared to the 2" gap that used to be under my bedroom door. Just remember - measure twice and cut once! It won't work nearly as well if you cut too much foam off.