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Old 01-27-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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Replaced weatherstripping, but there's still light coming through - what's next?


I replaced the weather stripping on my front door for the first time in probably decades. I could actually see light coming through. Taking the old stuff out and putting the new stuff in was pretty trivial. However, there is still light getting through the crack. What's the next step to insulating the door?

Here's an album showing the light getting through the door and the new weather stripping that I put in:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4ZxfNPE8m4CGMF8JA

Thanks for your help!
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Hi Bill,
Just saying Hi as I don't do well with doors. The ones I have had to seal have all involved getting the door and frame to close uniformly then deal with the seal.

I'll watch from the sidelines.

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Hi, Bill,

When standing on the outside of the door and you close it, can you see the weatherstripping compressing against the door when it closes?
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Check your door for a perfect flat surface.

Sometimes with age, abuse, or poor materials, they warp.

Get a 6 ' level, place it against the door, inside and outside, near the edge, and see if there is any gaps in the space where the level should be against the door, if any light then you can try to seal it, but it's better to get new doors, frame and all.

Sometimes there is a way to move the weather stripping closer to the door, is there screws holding the strip frame?


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Not sure if anything ever happened with this. I'm experiencing this now and instead of moving the insulation location itself I've moved the door closer to the insulation by moving the strike plate, deadbolt strike, and the hinges forward say 1/4" depending on your gap of course. Predrilled the holes and used longer screws to ensure that they didnt fall into the previous ones. This worked like a champ. I've got two other doors to do this with but it has created a nice seal.
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