To insulate a cellar door, apply caulk to the door frame, apply foam weather stripping to the door, and install a vinyl door sweep. You need a general cleaner, utility knife, caulk, a caulking gun, foam weather stripping, scissors, a pencil, a door sweep and a power drill.Know More
Use a general cleaning agent to remove all dirt, dust and grime. Use a utility knife to cut off any old caulk. Dry the entire area with a towel.
Place a container of silicone construction caulk into the caulking gun. Cut the tip off the canister, and squeeze the trigger until caulk is visible.
Gently apply caulk to the gap around the door frame, holding the caulking gun at a 45-degree angle. Be sure to keep the gun in place until releasing the trigger. Allow it to dry according to the label.
Remove the adhesive from the weather stripping, and apply it to the top of the door frame beginning at the left corner. Make sure it stays flush when the door is closed, then trim off the excess. Do the same for both sides of the door.
For interior-opening doors, place the vinyl door sweep on the inside, and for exterior-opening doors, place it on the outside. Use a pencil to mark drill holes. With a bit that's one size smaller than the screws, drill holes on the pencil marks. Screw the door sweep into the holes.
To switch out windows or screens on Andersen storm doors, press to unsnap the retaining strip from the door frame around the entire door, remove the window or screen, install the other window or screen and press the retaining strip back into place. If the door handle is in the way of the retaining strip, make sure it is turned up or down to allow the strip to be removed.Full Answer >
To weather strip a door, measure the depth of the door frame where the stripping will be installed. Remove existing weather stripping, clean the area well and allow it to dry completely. Install a door sweep carefully to keep cold air from coming in under the door.Full Answer >
To replace a door, use the old door as a template to fit the new door to the door frame. Remove the door handle, place the old door on top of the new one, and mark where it needs to be cut.Full Answer >
To quiet a slamming door, install adhesive weatherstripping along the door frame. You need a tape measure, a utility knife and a roll of foam weatherstripping.Full Answer >