Replacing a Bottom Door Seal is Easy to do and Requires just a Few Tools
By Mark J. Donovan
In this video Mark Donovan shows how to install a bottom door seal. Replacing a bottom door seal is easy to do and requires just a few tools: a screw driver, drill and drill bit, and a hacksaw.
Over time an exterior door’s bottom seal can deteriorate and break. When this happens cold air can enter the house or garage and cause drafts. Drafts that end up costing you money in the form of higher heating bills.
Fortunately even a beginner DIY’r can replace a bottom door seal in about thirty minutes. All it requires is a little willingness to make the effort and a few tools. For tools, all that is required is a screwdriver, a drill and drill bit, and a hacksaw.
You can purchase a U-shaped bottom door seal at any home improvement store for less than $20 dollars, and most will fit any standard exterior door.
Then use a hacksaw to cut the excess material. Even scissor can work to cut the excess material.
Next slide the U-shaped bottom door seal into place and use your pencil to mark the door where the screws should be installed.
Then, using a drill and drill bit that is 1/2 the diameter of the screws that came along with the replacement bottom door seal, drill pilot holes in the door where you made the pencil marks.
Next, use the screwdriver to attach the screws to the door.
Finally, swing the door closed and then open it up, checking that the bottom door seal makes a tight seal with the bottom of the door frame.
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