November 24, 2018 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
You may be perplexed as to how in the world a puff of wind might open a home improvement expert's front door.
Allow me to shed more light on my true story from yesterday.
1. The front door has a deadbolt. It was not engaged.
2. The door's primary latch operated by the lever handle, was not in the keeper. The keeper was installed in such a way that you need to press the door against the weatherstripping with moderate force for the latch to extend into the jamb. This provides for a great seal with minimal air infiltration in howling Nor'easters here in New Hampshire.
3. The door can appear that it's both closed and latched when in fact it's not latched.
4. The last person to bed is responsible for ensuring the security of the castle. I'm always the first person to bed.
5. My house is at the base of a small mountain that has a sheer cliff face caused by the last Continental Glacier back 15,000 years ago. The tall hills and small mountains all around me create downbursts of wind. I can often see it happening on the surface of the lake water.
6. The motion sensor that's part of the Ring doorbell button below solved the mystery.
If you didn't read the Ring review yesterday, you might do it today. CLICK HERE to see the amazing doorbell.
I'll be back next week with more excitement.
Do It Right, Not Over!