Weatherstripping is a great way to save your home from cold and windy air during the wintertime.
It also saves a significant amount of electricity as you don’t need to put fire on your electric room-heater.
However, from time to time, you need to replace the weather stripping from the door to help it perform better.
Here, we are guiding you through on how to replace weather stripping on the bottom of the door.
- 1 An Effective Way To Replace Weather Stripping On The Bottom Of The Door
- 2 How To Install a Weather Seal To The Bottom Of a Door
- 3 Final words
An Effective Way To Replace Weather Stripping On The Bottom Of The Door
If you find your weather stripping loose particularly to the sealing points or worn out, it’s high time you replaced it on the bottom of the door.
You may follow these steps-
If you have checked it earlier to find out that the piece needs a replacement, gently pull it off using your hands.
The old adhesive should pull off fast; otherwise, you may use a sharpened knife to remove the stripping.
Removing The Nails And Screws
Often the bottom door weatherstripping is attached to the door frame with the help of a nail or screw. Use a drill or claw hammer to remove the nails and screws.
Additionally, if the weather stripping is attached with a stapler, remove it using a flat-head screwdriver.
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Fill The Hole
After removing the nails and screws, fill up the void (s) with an adhesive or medium-grade wax.
It will help you to re-attach the new stripper on the frame with ease.
Cleaning The Door Bottom
Take a soap, a bucket of water, and a harsh sponge to clean the bottom of the door.
If there is still adhesive on the frame, use an adhesive remover. If you are still not satisfied, you may hinge the door to wash the grime and dirt.
Measuring The Door Frame And The Weatherstrip
Now its time to take the accurate measurement of your door’s bottom structure.
Use a simple tape measure to know the width of the frame. Then, use the same tape measure for measuring the weatherstrip accurately.Replace Weather Stripping Bottom Of The Door Click To Tweet
If you want to replace the strip with a felt or foam stripper, you might use scissors to cut it.
Otherwise, it would help if you used a metal saw to cut the metal strips.
Note: We recommend you use the weather stripping that has been performing well previously.
Stuck The Piece Of The Strip With The Door
Now carefully attach the strip to the bottom of the door. If the strip has adhesive, it should stick easily.
Otherwise, you might use a nail or screw to fasten the piece with the frame.
How To Install a Weather Seal To The Bottom Of a Door
Replacing weather stripping on the bottom of the door is a relatively easy task.
This short guide should help you to have your replacing work done correctly.
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