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Weather Strip Your Doors

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The doors and windows in your home can allow air leaks even when they are closed. Weather stripping your doors is easy and it can keep energy costs down. It'll also help you stay cozy in winter. Seal cracks around your door with weather stripping to winterize your home and keep out drafts.

Tools & Materials

Use this checklist when you go to the store and purchase your items.

Weatherize Your Home

Weather stripping can help seal air leaks in areas of your home, such as doors, windows and attic access points. If you decide to take on an entire home sealing project, identify all the air leaks in your home, including those in unseen holes or pathways in your plumbing, wiring and HVAC system.

Weather Stripping Your Doors

Doors require two different kinds of weather stripping: door sweeps for the bottom and self-adhesive foam for the top and sides.

Step 1 - Installing Self-Adhesive Foam

Clean the stop moulding with soapy water and allow it to dry completely.

Step 2 - Cutting Foam to Fit

Cut self-adhesive foam to fit each side and the top of the door.

Step 3 - Attaching the Foam

Peel the back from the foam and press it into the inside of the stop moulding.

Step 4 - Installing a Door Sweep

Cut the sweep to fit the door.

Step 5 - Attaching the Door Sweep

With the door closed, screw the sweep to the door so that its bottom is in contact with the floor.