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Install a Door Sweep

Installing a door sweep is a quick and inexpensive way to save energy all year long.

Install or Replace a Door Sweep

A door sweep seals gaps between the bottom of the door and the threshold. You'll save money on heating and cooling as well as protect against moisture, dust and insects.  

There are two main types of doors sweeps, depending on the style, material and size of your door.  

  1.  U-shaped sweeps slide under aluminum or steel doors
  2. Metal strips that screw, nail or staple to door bottom

The video covers installing a strip door sweep. Always follow the manufacturer's instruction for installation. The basic steps are simple:

  1. Measure door width
  2. Mark and cut to length (if necessary) the new door sweep
  3. Drill pilot holes
  4. Loosely attach
  5. Tighten screws