Fix large gap (1 inch) between a front door and threshold?

Jeff Winnett
by Jeff Winnett
We have a front door that has a large (about 1 inch) gap between the bottom of the door and the threshold. The floors are bamboo, no carpet.

  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 03, 2018

    Is there a door sweep

  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 03, 2018

    A door sweep might be just what you need, Home Depot

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  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 03, 2018

    An inch is a big gap. Can your door be added to? An attached section on the lower part of the door could close the gap.

  • William William on Apr 03, 2018

    Thresholds come in different heights. You can install a higher threshold. Another option is to remove the door and screw in some wood to take up the gap.

  • Han11807599 Han11807599 on Apr 03, 2018

    Square wooden dowel rods can be purchased at Lowe's, about an inch thick. Maybe a few of those could fill the gap, but the door would need to be taken off it's hinges to install them.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 03, 2018

    Your house may have foundation problems that left the gap. The edge of the house may have risen, or the porch fallen. If the foundation is firm, i suggest a brass kick plate or a rubber dust guard to bridge the gap. ☺️

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 04, 2018

    A door sweep could be added.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 02, 2021

    Hi, Use a filler strip of a shaped piece of moulding to do the job. Stick it with No more nails.