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Old 02-05-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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Sealing air gap around front door


Our recently moved-into home has an air gap around the front door. I'm crusading to stop wasting water (Southern California, here) and gas for heat, so I would like some advice on how best to insulate the gap.

How should this be done? Metal strips? gray rubbery strip on the face of the contact surrounding the door?

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Old 02-05-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
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Bronze fin weatherstripping will work better here.
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#1, Make sure the door is closing tight to the stop molding. The tab inside the latch plate may need to be bent some to hold it tighter.
Open the door and take another picture so we can see the stop molding.
If this is an older house and this is a wooden door any Lowes or HD sells a simple to install three piece kit with aluminum strips with built in rubber seals.
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OK, here are two pictures of the doorjamb. The stop molding is ~3/8".
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