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Twin Draft Guard
Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors

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Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors
 
2.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a money saver!

By 

from Corinth, NY

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

Ok, This is an amazing product. It is very easy to use, affordable and very practical. If you have problems with drafts, you need to get this. We have a really bad draft, and this is very necessary. When it is cold outside, and you have the heat going, you are either wasting kerosene, fuel oil, electricity or anything you use to heat your home. This goes 2 ways. If you have your air conditioner on, you are not only wasting your cool air, but money for electricity. Those things soak up electricity. It works on windows as well as doors.

So not only are you keeping out drafts making sure your home stays comfortable, but you are saving a lot of money. Another nice thing about it is that the door doesn't slam. I like that part.

So whether it is cold outside or smoldering hot, you want your home to be the right temperature at all times and not let the outside weather seep in, The twin draft guards will do that for you so you will never need blankets in front of your door again.

 
2.0

it keeps cold out

By 

from Jeanerette, LA

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

The Twin Draft Guard door protector really does keep the cold out. The only problem it either doesn't stay in place or it makes it really hard to open the door. You have to adjust the twin guard to fit your door. And even tape it so it would stay in place. It is a very good investment around windows. It keeps all the cold air from creeping in through windows. And you can even use it on the top of your door. I have my house really gaurded for the cold. All in all it is a good product that does as advertise. It just needs to be adjusted by the manufatcurer to make it a better product. Instead of being adjusted by the consumer. Also in the summer time it is good for keeping the cold in and the twin guard helps keep the dirt and dust from coming in to your house. I know where I live it is dry in the summer and my house gets dusty and my hardwood floors look like they haven't been dusted in years and the Twin guard helps keep all the dust out.

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5.0

Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors is worth every penny

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from Oxford, AL

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

I have had my Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors for years and they work like a charm.  My laundry room is right off my kitchen and stays as cold as the outdoors all winter.  With the Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors under the door you cannot feel any cold air from the laundry room.   I use the Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors in the summer too.  It really saves on the electric bill and keeps any drafts from seeping into the kitchen and making it feel colder.  It fits right under the door with velcro tabs and stays put no matter how often the door is opened and closed.  I have carpet on the side the door opens and the Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors slide effortlessly.  They don't stick or bunch up.  If you just have a slight gap under your door you do not even have to use the velcro tabs, you can just slide the Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors under the door and they will stay put.

 
3.0

It does what we wanted

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

I had a very drafty door that caused my kitchen to be freezing in the mornings so I tried the Twin Draft Guard protector. It fit my door perfectly without having to cut the foam, although it looked like it would be pretty easy to cut the foam if needed.

Our door had no problem closing with the Draft Guard on, but again we had a pretty perfect fit so I could see how this would be a problem in some doorways. 

Unfortunately, even though it fit the door, the Draft Guard just didn't completely block the wind. Maybe nothing would block it completely, but it seemed like the air just went through the foam and into my apartment. That being said, it definitely stopped SOME of the air and helped to insulate the door.

I had bought another one of these to try putting on the top of the door which simply didn't work. I thought it would be a good idea - guess not.

I would recommend getting this, but just know that it could cause it to be a little bit hard to close your door and it won't eliminate the drafts completely. 

 
1.0

Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors are a thumbsdown.

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from Moundville, MO

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

A product in theory which the public is willing to buy, but the manufacturer needs to reconfigure. The Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors are cheaply put together. Mine was not 36" or even close so it left gapping cold air coming under my door. It was awkward trying to feed the two lengths of foam into the sleeve. Why not have it come assembled. Foam could safely fold for shipping. The velcro to keep the product  attached to the door didn't last.

Any half way bright person with access to a sewing machine could measure the width of their own door, take off 1/2 inch, buy some fabric, and sew a two inch cyclinder on either side of a flat piece of fabric as wide as the thickness of the door. Sew one end closed and then slide it over a thick plastic bag of clean sand sealed on both ends. Repeat for the second side. Hand stitch the two open ends. Then glue one side of the velcro on the flat fabric with the velcro matched up which will be glued onto the bottom of your door as you slide your draft guard in place. Or, just throw down a heavy towel.

 
1.0

Terrible and does not fit on most doors

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

This draft guard was too flimsy and did not fit on either our garage door or our front door.  Everytime we opened the door it would slide off.  It wasn't worth the time or the price!  First when you take it out of the packaging all you'll see is two styrofoam tubes and a cloth holder.  We tried to use this in two locations in our home.  The garage door entry and the front entry as both are drafty.  Everytime we opened our garage door, the tubes would slide off.  So we just bought an actual snake because we gotta move that too.  Then we moved it to our front door same problem.  It does not stup anything from being drafty.  It's easier just to buy an actual snake because you'll spend time moving them anyways.  The twin draft is too flimsy and not useable.  I would not recommend this product to anyone.  Our just went in the trash, so instead of saving money we wasted that stupid 10.00 and I hate wasting money.

 
1.0

Twin Draft Guard doesn't work as advertised.

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

We were very disappointed in this product. The TV commercials way over-promise.


- issue 1: the instruction say to cut to the width of the door; problem is the "rods" when connected are less than 36 inches and our door is wider than that so even when the unit is in place there is still a draft

- issue 2: the plastic sleeve that connects the two foam rods is very cheap and one broke almost immediatley; the one that isn't broken doesn't hold the rods together very well anyway

- issue 3: this is the big one. The door guard doesn't stay put when you open and close the door


At least the bonus over the door coat rack works.

 
1.0

Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors didn't work. Doesn't fit.

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from Rochelle, IL

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

Bought this at Walgreen's. The floor and the bottom of the door are 3" apart, so the door guard didn't slide onto the bottom of the door, the door swung open and closed, above the door guard, which sat on the floor. I have wood floors and live in the North. These commercials are always based in Florida, where homes are built on a slab and don't have this difference in the door and the floor.

I have replaced the Twin Draft Door Guard Protector with the Winnie the Pooh swim towel again. The swim towel works great.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It Worked--but Only After I Cut, Stitched, and Taped it in Place

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from Chicagoland, IL

Comments about Twin Draft Guard Door Draft Protectors:

I'm not sure how to rate this product.  On the one hand, the **Twin Draft Guard** is currently in place under my entry door and working well to keep cold drafts in the garage and out of my home.  On the other hand, I wasn't exactly able to pull it out of the box and install it without bringing out the sewing machine and heavy duty packing tape.  The Twin Draft Guard comes with 4 foam tubes and a cloth cover.  It's easy enough to join the tubes together with the attached plastic collars.  The next step was simple also; cut the tubes so that they are about 1/2 inch shorter than the door's width.  Then, drop the tubes into the channels of the cloth cover.  No problem.

Here's where it got tricky.  Since I'd had to cut a good 6 inches off of the foam, I now had 6 extra inches of cloth cover fabric to contend with.  The extra fabric made it impossible to fold over and secure the Velcro as shown in the instruction sheet.  I did the best I could at trying to neatly close up the cloth cover, and then I slid the Twin Draft Guard under the door.   This was supposed to be the final step.

Unfortunately, because there were 6 inches of extra fabric gumming up the works, the draft guard kept coming out of position and preventing me from closing the door.  I would reach down and try to scoot it closer toward the hinged side, and all would be well unless I opened the door too widely.  Sure enough, the draft guard would migrate out of place.

I soon realized that since I cut off the foam, it was only going to work if I also trimmed the cover fabric.  Within minutes, I had carefully measured, machine-stitched the cover and cut off the excess fabric.  I replaced the foam inserts and they fit perfectly.

I slipped the Twin Draft Guard under the door again, and this time there was no bunching of excess fabric.  However, it continued to shift out of place after repeated door openings and closings.  Finally, I resorted to using a square of clear packing tape to adhere the darn thing to the edge of the door.  Problem solved. 

The **Twin Draft Guard** *now* works as advertised.  It keeps out the cold air and keeps in my indoor heat.  It rolls back and forth effortlessly and I can open and close the door easily.  Now that I know how to fix the pitfalls, I'd buy it again.  If you don't mind tackling a few easy alterations, I would recommend it.  However, if you prefer not to be bothered, well, who can blame you?

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