Asked on Sep 13, 2019

How can I stop an air leak?

KateMary lu

Answered

The storm door to my screened-in porch leaks air into my house at the bottom. How do I stop the air leak without making the door hard to open?

3 answers
  • Mary lu
    on Sep 13, 2019

    buy a rubber gasket that you attach to the bottom with screws. it has metal on top and a rubber strip on bottom. don't know what they are called.

  • Kate
    on Sep 13, 2019

    there are "sweeps" you can get at the hardware store. you cut them to size and screw into the bottom of your door from the outside. You can replace the door sill so that it has a higher profile - which means the sill would meet the bottom of the door more tightly. these are also at hardware store.

    • Nancy T.
      on Sep 13, 2019

      Are they called "sweeps"???? I definitely prefer that option, as I will be doing the installation myself.

  • Kate
    on Sep 13, 2019

    Here's the page from Home Depot. Not expensive. You will need a hacksaw (maybe - depends on the width of your door and the width of the sweep) pencil (to mark where the holes are) a drill.


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