If you are thinking of replacing your door because of draft, you should first check your weatherstripping and/or door sweep
; both can wear over time and are much easier to replace than an entire door.
Look at doors to make sure the bottom door sweep
is sealed tightly to the ground.
relief valves, relight pilots, etc.), repair hvac units; repair/replace thermostat, repair doors, replace interior or exterior door/s, paint new doors, replace/repair levers and/or hardware, repair/replace damaged or worn weather-stripping, threshold, door sweep
, frames, lintels and/or trim, provide and install batteries for smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detector, replace broken window glass or window frame, replace floor tiles, repair carpet, install light bulb,troubleshoot electrical shorts and replace remove ceiling fans.
5 years + Easy to apply; (metal spine, vinyl edge) vinyl is flexible over adjacent flooring materials Vinyl bulb 5 years + Flexible vinyl (on metal door threshold) adjusts to fit door opening Bulbs are available for the bottom door edge Nylon brush 5 years + Used to replace (fin seal) worn Weatherstripping on aluminum windows and doors and triple-track storm windows.
It also means you need to adjust your door threshold or install a new door sweep
. Door sweeps
start at $10.
* If the door has rubber gaskets or a rubber door sweep
, check them for gaps.
After installing the door sweep
and closers, adjust the closer tension.
We'll also show you how to install a door sweep
($6) to stop drafts from coming under the door.
6 PEEL OUT the old door sweep
and caulk the ends of the door frame.
1 EA door sweep
for bally walk-in refrigerator door size (w) 35 1/2.
By sealing between the jamb and wall framing, and adding weatherstripping gaskets and a door sweep
(Photos 9 through 11), you can raise the STC to 20; that's an easy, noticeable improvement, but maybe not enough.
New door hardware must be equal to or better than: Von Duprin 33 series panic device, LCN 4040XP heavy duty surface mounted door closer, 90A offset pull handle, brush door sweep
, and threshold.