LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - On chilly Winter days the last thing you want is that cold air sneaking into your house underneath a drafty door or window. But now the 'Twin Draft Guard' is suppose to fix that problem for you by quickly and easily sealing the bottoms of your windows and doors. This week we're going to 'Try It Before You Buy It.'
According to the 'Twin Draft Guard' commercial, "30% of your energy bill is literally flying out the door! Introducing Twin Draft Guard, the double sided insulating miracle that's guaranteed to create an airtight seal!"
Like every man does, I read the instructions first and found it was pretty simple to assemble. You just need to attach four Styrofoam tubes together making two long tubes. Then slide them into the twin guard sleeve. Once everything was put together I made my way over to Eric Flack's office in the 'Troubleshooter' department for some help. I needed a door to test the ability of the 'Twin Draft Guard' to keep out those pesky drafts.
The TV commercial depicts someone using a birthday banner to illustrate how the draft guard keeps the wind from blowing in from under your door. I didn't have a banner so I made one out of copy paper. After borrowing a hair dryer from 'Midday' anchor Lori Lyle, I went to work.
The 'Twin Draft Guard' did keep the air from coming in under the door. The product passed the first test. It's also suppose to be good for sealing around doors that lead into your garage, where you might have a lot of fumes coming from. I tried it on the door leading to the station's garage and wasn't very impressed. However, it may not be a product issue, but rather the fact that the door has a high threshold and there's a concrete floor underneath. The 'Twin Draft Guard' had a hard time smoothly moving across the concrete while attached to the door and the fabric got stuck in the door jam.
In the end, the test on the outside garage door didn't do as well as the one we did inside, but again, I think it all depends on the individual kind of door. As far as an indoor sealant maybe for your main door into your home or office, it does a real good job. The product is a little expensive though. The one we purchased for the test was $20. But it could very well be worth the money to you if drafty doors in your home or office are a big problem.
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:48 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:48:41 GMT
Michigan State Police are on the scene of a deadly accident. It happened just before five Friday evening at 10139 S. Sheridan in Genesee County's Gaines Township. MSP believes speed was a factor in theMore >
One teen is dead, 2 others in critical condition after car crash. More >
Wednesday, May 15 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-05-15 18:57:11 GMT
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well. An Arizona bakery was featured on Friday's episode of the Gordon RamseyMore >
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well.More >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:13:54 GMT
Michigan State Police troopers made a traffic stop on Thursday morning that took a strange twist -- they say a pair inside that vehicle admitted they were on their way to "shoot a couple of people." TroopersMore >
Michigan State Police troopers made a traffic stop on Thursday morning that took a strange twist - they say a pair inside that vehicle admitted they were on their way to "shoot a couple of people."More >
Friday, May 17 2013 2:44 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:44:51 GMT
By ED WHITE, Associated Press A Sanilac County woman gained the sympathy and admiration of her community as the subject of a newspaper's award-winning series about surviving rape. People and organizationsMore >
A Sanilac County woman gained the sympathy and admiration of her community as the subject of a newspaper's award-winning series about surviving rape. More >
Friday, May 17 2013 1:50 PM EDT2013-05-17 17:50:19 GMT
A man charged with killing his own cousin has turned himself in to authorities. Saginaw Police said 21-year-old Derell Martin is accused of shooting Don'Dre Martin. The 19-year-old was gunned down whileMore >
A man charged with killing his own cousin has turned himself in to authorities.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:47:08 GMT
After proudly serving his country in two wars, an 86-year-old veteran is repaid by being attacked in his own home and held at gunpoint. And while robbers took off with some of the man's belongings, hisMore >
A man used to combat and decorated with a Purple Heart during the Korean War was thrown to the ground in his own home as thieves made off with TVs, guns and his ride.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-17 17:26:14 GMT
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto. The federal agency that monitors earthquakes revised its original report, saying itMore >
Earthquakes Canada is reporting a 5.1-magnitude earthquake just west of Ottawa that was felt as far away as Toronto, Ann Arbor and Saginaw.More >