Stopping Drafts – Using Under Door Draft Stopper / Insulation / Seal to stop door drafts (Part 2)

To save on air condition costs and repair and lower heat bills, we needed to insulate our doors from drafts. In this video we replaced our aging under door draft seal sweep with a floating foam door draft stopper ( https://amzn.to/2SHYR30 ) . This can installed in minutes to insulate sound, and wind drafts from another room. The more traditional method would be to use a door seal / sweep ( https://amzn.to/35lWsxX ). however our carpet and door was uneven and gets caught.

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In our previous video with replaced door seals with self adhesive Silicone Rubber Window Seal ( https://amzn.to/2u65SQV ) to stop draft from the top and sides of the door.

For our door, the bottom gap was too tall for the built in hardware to adjust. The under door sweep got caught with the carpet and prevented the door from opening fully. It was also getting old and needed replacement. The floating foam door draft stopper ( https://amzn.to/2SHYR30 ) allow the door sweep to adjust to the carpet height to open the door.

To install, simply measure the length of the door and cut to fit. Then add the foam inserts, and peel off the adhesive backed hook and loom tape and attach it to the bottom of the door. A simple 5 minute job. Good for renters as it was not permanent with screws. It can also be removed for washing. Our old door sweep had 3M adhesive foam that needed to be removed. This took a longer time to remove. Does it work, yes. Does it look a little tacky, yes. But to keep the house warm in the winter and cold in the summer its worth it.

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Floating door draft stopper ( https://amzn.to/2SHYR30 )
Door seal / sweep ( https://amzn.to/35lWsxX )
2 Inch Putty knife ( https://amzn.to/2SFEBzc )
Rubbing alcohol 90% ( https://amzn.to/2Fa00sg )
Scissors ( https://amzn.to/2MPjS8h )

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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 ( https://amzn.to/2u65SQV ) 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 ( https://amzn.to/2SFEBzc ) before cleaning the surface with fast drying rubbing alcohol 90% ( https://amzn.to/2Fa00sg ) for the peel and stick window seal. We used a pair of scissors ( https://amzn.to/2MPjS8h ) 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 ( https://amzn.to/2u65SQV )
2 Inch Putty knife ( https://amzn.to/2SFEBzc )
Rubbing alcohol 90% ( https://amzn.to/2Fa00sg )
Scissors ( https://amzn.to/2MPjS8h )

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