How To Install Weather Stripping
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Begin by tightening up the hinges of your door. Sometimes, loose hinges can be the source of the draft problem, and you might not even have to install stripping after all! If tightening the hinges didn’t solve the problem, move on to the next step below.
Next, close your door and measure the door jam. Mark these measurements on your weather stripping and cut into a clean, straight line to easily fit, taking into account how the edges will need to meet together in each corner.
Use 1 1/2 inch nails to install the wood flange, but don’t nail them all the way in quite yet. It should sit snugly against the foam seals of the door.
Repeat on each side and make sure to check that each corner fits well into one another. I like to open and close the door a few times to make sure nothing snags or holds up. Once you have determined that the fit really works, go ahead and hammer the nails tightly into place.