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The Way to Install a Weather Seal Gasket on a Door

By avoiding cold drafts from entering your 19, your home energy costs are lowered by A doorway. Since the cool air can not escape through the door that is drafty weather sealing keeps your house cooler in summer. Weather seal gaskets consist of rubber strip or a vinyl with a rolled edge. The edge sits against the doorway when the door is closed and creates a tight seal. The strips come in many different colours so you can fit the weather to your door or door frame shade.

Close to the door. Mark the doorway frame with a pencil along the edge of the doorway. Trace on either side around the doorway.

Peel 6 inches of this adhesive gasket on one end.

Stick on the gasket to the bottom of the door frame. Put the gasket so the rolled side lines up with the pencil mark. Remove a little as you press the gasket into place, working upwards to the top corner from the bottom corner.

Cut through the gasket, making a clean cut with a utility blade, even when you reach the top corner.

Apply a length of gasket across the surface of the door frame with the same method. Apply a final period of gasket across the frame’s side opposite the strip you implemented.

Nail the gasket in place with little tack nails, putting the claws 6 inches apart along the length of the gasket. For nailing some gaskets have preformed holes. If your gasket does not have these holes, then set the nails through the rolled edge, not through the section of the vinyl.

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