Within your home, you don’t want the cold air to come. Exterior doors are essential places for cold air to get inside. You may not need a new door if cold air comes in around and under your current one. It is recommended that door weather stripping be changed every couple of years. In addition to making your home more comfortable, weather stripping can help you save a lot of money and energy.

Does the Door Need Weather Stripping?

Closing the door, a lit incense stick or a narrow strip of paper in front of weather stripped sites from the inside will show you if air leaks through. Installing new weather stripping is necessary if you spot.

Where to Install Weather Stripping

Some places on an outdoor door where weather stripping might be helpful are around the inside of the door frame, on the outside of the door frame, and at the bottom of the door on the inside.

  • Interior Bottom of the Door

An internal door fan is attached to the bottom of the door and keeps drafts from coming in under the door. You can pick a more robust solid rubber or brush-style model with brushes. Connect the door sweep to the front of the door.

  • Exterior Side Door Casing

External door casings sometimes have compression weather stripping on the outside. The door seals tightly against the weather stripping when closed, keeping bugs and water out. Although this type of covering is only on some doors, many people find it useful.

  • Interior Side Door Casing

S-shaped weather stripping can fit into a kerf, or pre-cut hole, inside the doorcase. For cheap vinyl-coated foam stripping, rubber stripping for long-lasting and better sealing, or magnetic stripping for steel doors are all options. With use, kerf door jamb weather stripping can damage the air quality in your home. As needed, replace if it’s worn out or not sealing well anymore.

How to Install Weather Stripping on Your Door: Guidelines/Instructions

What You Will Need


  • Pliers
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Hacksaw
  • Drill drivers and drill bit set


Step 1: Eliminate the Old Weathered Stripping

Interior door bottom: Counter-clockwise rotate the screws on the door sweep, utilizing a screwdriver or drill to remove them.

Casing for exterior doors: Exterior compression weather stripping is fastened using screws or rivets. With the pincer end of the mallet, pry off the weather stripping from the fasteners. Use a manual screwdriver or a drill to unscrew.

Interior door casing: Remove and hold the end of the old kerf weather stripping with needle-nose pliers and draw it directly out.

Pro Tip:

Keep the removed weather stripping and utilize it as a pattern for the new weather stripping if it is still in comparatively good condition.

Step 2: Install Weather Stripping On the Kerf Door Jamb

Determine the door jamb’s left and right vertical distances using the measuring tape. Check each surface individually. Utilize scissors to trim the kerf door jamb weather stripping. A weather stripping should be pushed into the kerf. Measure the horizontal upper section. To size, cut the weather stripping. Apply force to secure the upper weather stripping.


To achieve a tight fit on sections of weather stripping that meet at angles of 90 degrees, trim the opposing ends to a 45-degree angle.

Step 3: Install Door Weather Stripping on the Exterior

Proceed outdoors while closing the door behind you. Ensure that it is sealed securely. Determine the vertical distance from the door’s floor lintel to the door enclosure’s highest point. Measure each side. As required, cut the two lengthy strips included in the kit. Utilize the hacksaw to cut the metal and the blades to remove the attached vinyl weather stripping.

Compress the vinyl against the door while affixing the hinge-side strip to the door casing. Install the strip using the screw that is included. Repeat the previous step to the latch portion of the door. The brief horizontal strip should be measured from one side to the other. It must firmly fit over the two side parts. Screw the top section into place by pushing it against the door.

Step 4: Install Door Sweep

Measure the width of the door. Mark down the size on the door sweep. You need to cut This metal part of the door sweep. Cut off the smooth part with the scissors to finish. Shut the door. The soft part of the door sweep should bend against the doorway to make a seal when you press it against the door. Place the screws in the door sweep’s curved holes and fasten them down. Check how the door swings. If you need to, you can change the door sweep by taking the screws out and moving it up or down.

How Often Should the Weather Stripping On Your Doors Be Changed?

Different kinds of weather-stripping lasts different amounts of time. It will break down faster if it is out in the weather. The number of people who come through your door will also impact. It should last five years but check it frequently to know when you need a new one. Get more from here.