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How to Replace Weather Stripping Around a Door

Updated: Dec 7, 2023


Replacing weather stripping around a door is an important part of maintaining your home’s energy efficiency. Weather stripping can prevent drafts and air leaks, helping to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s also relatively easy to do and doesn’t require any special tools.

To replace the weather stripping around a door, you’ll need to start by removing the old weather stripping. Use a utility knife or pliers to pry off the old weather stripping. If the weather stripping is adhered to the door, you may need to use a heat gun to soften the adhesive before removing it.

After removing the old weather stripping, clean the door and frame with a solution of soap and water. This will remove any dirt and debris that could prevent the new weather stripping from adhering properly.

Next, measure the length of the door frame where the weather stripping will be installed and cut the new stripping to size. Apply a small amount of adhesive to the door frame and press the new weather stripping into place. Make sure it is securely adhered and there are no gaps or overlaps.

Finally, close the door and check for any gaps or air leaks. If there are any, adjust the weather stripping as necessary.

Replacing weather stripping around a door is an easy and inexpensive way to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Following these steps can help keep your home comfortable and make sure you’re not wasting energy. Be sure visit to speak with a professional to ensure your project is completed successfully

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