Stopping Drafts – Replacing Door Weather-Strip with Rubber Window Seal to stop drafts (Part 1)

I found out that the door weather striping was too old and had to be replaced. We bought a roll of self adhesive Silicone Rubber Window Seal in a wave shape ( ) to replace the 10+ year old plastic nylon weather striping. The wave shape was better for the corner application of the door. It took about 10-20 minutes per door as we had to remove the old seals with a putty knife ( ) before cleaning the surface with fast drying rubbing alcohol 90% ( ) for the peel and stick window seal. We used a pair of scissors ( ) to trim the extra.

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For our door, there were much larger gaps found, so we put another row of rubber window seal to cover closer to center of the door with less gap. We closed the door to check for light leak and drafts. At the end of the project there were do drafts coming from the the door except for the base of the door which we will cover in our next video. We will replace the broken under door draft guard.

Items in this video:
Silicone Rubber Window Seal in a wave shape ( )
2 Inch Putty knife ( )
Rubbing alcohol 90% ( )
Scissors ( )

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