Weather seal options for entrance door

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Weather seal options for entrance door

Recently moved into a new home and found discovered a pretty good draft coming in the knob side jambs or both exterior entrance doors. They're metal doors with kerf slots. Bought a couple foam type kerf strips at home depot and still getting a draft on the bottom side of one of the doors (the kerf in this area isn't even making contact with the door).

Sounds like a magnetic kerf seal is my best option although doesn't look like its readily available locally. Would it be best to put some foam adhesive weather strip on the area of the door that's not making contact with the kerf stripping until I can get a magnetic seal? Any other suggestions welcome.
 
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Old 01-17-16, 10:55 AM
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Door sealing isn't really complete until you install corner seal "feathers". MD Building Products 5.5 in. x 3 in. Brown Door Corner Seals-51501 - The Home Depot They are used to compress the corner part of the seal so there is no draft through the door.
 
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