Gilmat. Door Design. October 08th , 2017.
The door sweep is always a helpful addition to help you eliminate the cold drafts you may feel on the floor area around the door. The sweep closes the space at the bottom of your door, keeping the weather elements from entering. With door sweep installation, you don’t need to remove the door during the process. The door sweep replacement is easy and affordable to install and available in 2 basic types: vinyl and metal. There are also door sweeps with a retractable spring loaded mechanism to close and open the door, napping the material down when the door is closed and retracting as it is open.
Also known as door bottom, the door sweep comes in five types to choose. The L-shaped sweep screws into the door frame and is easy to install. The easiest one to install, though, is the slide-in sweep—all you need is only sliding off the old one and sliding on the new piece. Snap-in door sweep can be installed without having to remove the door and fit even into a kerf cut at the bottom of your door. Staple-on sweep is made especially for wood door and requires you to remove the door from frame when installing. Lastly, wrap-around sweep needs you to drill new holes into your door, but it’s also easy to install.
The type of door sweep you have, after all, determines what tools you need on hand during installation. Slide-in and snap-in sweeps do not require you to remove the door. Even so, it does not mean they are the simplest option. Other door swipes options may be much easier to install with the door removed, even though that sounds bothersome as you must remove the door from its frame and hinges first.
Select from an array of door sweep products for wood doors, metal doors, and storm doors. You may need to choose a door threshold if you expect a complete door weather seal solution, especially for the area below the door and door set for the sides and top of the frame.
Measure the gap between the door and the door threshold to get started. This will help you choose the most fitted door sweep as well. Measure the width and thickness of your door too for the best choice and custom fit for the sweep to perform efficiently. Lastly, attach the sweep using anything the specific sweep product requires.
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