6 Easy Steps to Install a Door Bottom Seal and Save on Energy Costs


Are you tired of draughts blowing through the gap at the bottom of your door, causing your energy bills to skyrocket? Or maybe you're dealing with unwanted noise seeping into your home. Either way, a door seal could be the solution you've been looking for.


door seal, also known as a door sweep or door bottom seal, is a sealing strip attached to the bottom of a door to block air and sound from passing through the gap between the door and the floor. Door seals come in various shapes and sizes to fit different types of doors, and can be made of materials such as aluminium, rubber, brush, or a combination of.


Installing a door seal is a simple DIY project that can save you money on energy costs and improve the overall comfort of your home.


Here are a few steps to follow when installing a door seal: 


    1. Measure the width of your door and the distance from the bottom of the door to the floor. This will determine the size of door seal you need.
    2. Choose a door seal at the size determined above which suits your requirements best.
    3. If trimming to size is required, measure TWICE, and use a junior hacksaw to trim to the required length.
    4. If using a self-adhesive type, clean the bottom of the door and the area where the door seal will be attached to ensure a strong and lasting bond. Peel off the backing from the door seal and attach it to the bottom of the door, making sure it is aligned with the edges of the door.
    5. If using a screw fixed type, ensuring the seal is level, mark the screw holes positions and fix with the screws provided. Again, making sure it is aligned with the edges of the door.
    6. Test the door seal by closing the door and checking for any gaps or air leaks. If necessary, make adjustments to the door seal to ensure a snug fit. This may be difficult with a self-adhesive type, so try and be accurate the first time.


By following these steps, you can easily install a door seal and enjoy a draught-free, quiet home. Not only will a door seal improve your home's energy efficiency, but it can also extend the life of your door by protecting it from damage caused by draughts and moisture.


So why wait? Get a door seal today and start enjoying the benefits of a more comfortable and energy-efficient home!

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Laura Cyples

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