Are you noticing air or water leaking in at the bottom of your door despite the weatherstripping you installed years ago? Well, weatherstripping gets worn out over many years of daily use. But the good news is that you can easily remove the old strip and replace it with a new one in 5 easy steps. Here is a summary of the steps for replacing the bottom weatherstripping on your door.
- With a helper, remove the exterior door from the frame by removing its hinges.
- Take your door’s measurements to help you pick the right weatherstripping at your local hardware store. In some cases, you may need to cut a new strip to fit your door.
- Strip off the old weatherstripping and apply a wood preservative on the exposed wood to waterproof it.
- Cut the new weatherstripping, if necessary, and check the length by placing it beside the bottom of your door. Install your new weatherstripping using a rubber mallet or by simply snapping it into the grooves in the bottom of your door.
- Rehang your door by replacing the hinge pins you removed earlier.
By carefully following these instructions, as well as any instructions included with your new weatherstripping, you should have a sealed door in no time.