Weather sealing doors *Help!*

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Old 11-25-18, 01:23 PM
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Weather sealing doors *Help!*

I have a soon-to-be nursery that needs work because cold air through the door makes the room drafty and cold. It's a double door that has a sliding screen behind it (which doesn't block anything of course).

What's the best way to seal this guy? Air comes in around the edges (mainly the top, middle, and bottom) of the double doors. Someone mentioned replacing weather seal (shown in pics), but while old, doesn't look to be leaking. I thought about having another layer of doors installed outside the screens but thought that was overkill.

Thoughts? Thanks!

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Old 11-25-18, 02:01 PM
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First off, it appears you are missing the strike plate. Replacing that would allow the door to latch better. You can also adjust the threshold under both doors to fit tighter. You do that by opening the doors, adjust the threshold with a screwdriver. Then you might also get foam wedge (door corner) gaskets for the bottom corners of the doors. These are sold in stores along with door weatherstripping supplies.
 
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Old 11-25-18, 02:46 PM
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So from the limited pictures the weather strip appears to look ok, as XS motioned, adjust the bottom threshold up so the seal touches the door, then go around the perimeter seal with a 3x5 card to see if there area any gaps.

Depending on the seal shape you may be able to insert some thin strips of foam under the seal to make it a tighter fit!
 
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Do all the things the others have said and then consider this...

You will probably want to use some covering over the door to darken the room for sleeping. Consider a window quilt. It is mounted on a roll above the door and the edges slide down in a plastic channel on the sides. It will help to contain whatever air is still getting through and it will provide a good environment for a sleeping Google "window quilt" for more information and ideas..
 
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Thanks for the suggestions.

What is meant by adjusting the threshold of the door- how is this adjusted?

What does a door corner do? Is this the same as Marq's suggestion on the thin strips of foam?

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Old 11-25-18, 08:30 PM
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You do that by opening the doors, adjust the threshold with a screwdriver. Right moves the threshold down, left raises it up.

The foam door corners go at the corners of the doors. You can open the doors and add one at the top and bottom corners of the hinge side. The pad sticks to the door jamb and makes a tighter seal when the door closes. You can often add 2 of them on the astragal (latching side of the passive door) as well (at the top and bottom).
 
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