Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 114
Rewards Points: 87
Default

How to get an entry door to sit tight against weatherstripping?


Just installed a new entry door. It's plum, level, square...but the door doesn't seal properly against weatherstripping (there is a slight gap where I can feel air coming in and can see a little light coming from outside).

Would it make sense, since when I push on the door lightly it seem to seal properly, to move the striker plate slightly towards the exterior to hold the door shut better? It's a $200 door from Lowes, so I'm not expecting it to be perfect, but would like to get a good seal.

Thoughts and suggestions much appreciated.

luvdairish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
Ole Wood Worker
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 7,549
Rewards Points: 2,284
Blog Entries: 1
Default

How to get an entry door to sit tight against weatherstripping?


Quote:
Originally Posted by luvdairish View Post
Just installed a new entry door. It's plum, level, square...but the door doesn't seal properly against weatherstripping (there is a slight gap where I can feel air coming in and can see a little light coming from outside).

Would it make sense, since when I push on the door lightly it seem to seal properly, to move the striker plate slightly towards the exterior to hold the door shut better? It's a $200 door from Lowes, so I'm not expecting it to be perfect, but would like to get a good seal.

Thoughts and suggestions much appreciated.
That is what I would do and don't forget the deadbolt striker also.

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BigJim For This Useful Post:
luvdairish (09-18-2010)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Timing for rebuilding of side entry: Help! navi_jen Remodeling 0 06-16-2010 10:02 AM
How tight is too tight for a new basement wall? vseven Building & Construction 16 01-07-2010 08:50 PM
*Pics* Entry way tile designs needed ConstantChange Tiling, ceramics, marble 4 08-03-2009 11:22 PM
weatherstripping door catmech General DIY Discussions 4 07-15-2009 02:54 PM
Steel Entry Door Issues framinghammer Carpentry 6 06-25-2009 05:50 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.