BEFORE YOU START
Our pictorials are of informative nature and do illustrate works carried by ourselves at our own premises for our own use and satisfaction.
Readers who envisage to carry out similar works inspired by the below method shall do this at their own risks and liability.
step by step pictorial
1- This pictorial shows how to seal the gap between a door and its frame.
4- Start by cleaning well your door and frame all around with a wet towel.
7- This is what it will look like once done. The V blocks the drafts. It always tends to open which keeps the door well sealed.
10- Apply the same way by peeling the tape little by little.
13- Finish the job by adding a door bottom which is widely available in many colors.
2- Many sealing tapes are available, the one that is V-shaped is preferred.
5- Cut the tape to size and apply while pressing firmly. Peel the adhesive on the go.
8- Do the same for the lock side. Cut the tape at the latch level.
11- Press firmly and keep it straight.
14- Do not press the door bottom downwards when fixing it with the provided screws, simply let it lay on the floor.
3- It is flat when purchased but can be bent to form a V that blocks the drafts.
6- Once done, bend down the half that has no adhesive.
9- You may also use this soft brush type of seals on the hinges side (not advised to the lock side as it could prevent the door from closing properly).
12- It is almost invisible especially if its color matches well the door.
15- Now the door is sealed all around. The door bottom generates some noise at each opening when new. This is normal.
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