How to Weatherstrip Your Doors

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video, Kristin from Duck® brand provides various solutions and step-by-step instructions for weatherizing your doors. These techniques can be applied during the winter to keep the cold air out or the summer to keep the cool air in. This video is designed for light to intermediate DIYers looking to save money and energy through door insulation, and includes an overview of the tools and materials needed, including door bottom and weatherstrip seals.

    Christine: Hi! I am Christine with Duck brand. Today, I'll show you how to save money and energy by weatherizing your doors. There are two common areas that contribute to energy loss with doors.

    The small gaps on the tops and sides as well as the larger gap on the bottom. By using heavy-duty weatherstrip seals on your doorframe you can prevent draughts coming from the top and sides of the doorframe.

    There are a variety of seals for all gap sizes, and once installed can be left on all year long. Before you begin it is important to clean the area that location first to ensure the adhesive backing sticks.

    Also make sure to check the temperature of the doorframe when applying adhesive. As there maybe a minimum temperature requirement for the adhesive to stick. There are a variety of door-bottom seals you can use to insulate your door-bottom gaps.

    Some of them are installed using an adhesive backing, well others are screwed into the door itself. Door shoes fits snugly under the entire door-bottom to prevent draughts from coming through.

    You can also use door-bottom seals on interior doors to control airflow from one room to another. Follow these tips to save energy by weatherizing your interior and exterior doors.

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