How To Fit A Door To A Threshold

Door thresholds are prone to damage and wear from exposure. A damaged door threshold can be replaced without a professional with just a few tools and a little bit of time. Here’s how you can find a new door threshold if you need one.

Remove Old Threshold

The first thing you want to do is to remove the old threshold. You can take the old threshold with you when you shop for the new threshold. You can go to a lumber yard to have a new piece cut or a home improvement store to find a new piece.

Weather Stripping

You will want to have a piece of weather stripping measured and cut to the same length as the width of your door. The weather stripping should be the same size as the piece of new threshold you have. This will ensure a snug fit.

Dry Fit

Before you install the new threshold you will want to place the threshold in place temporarily. This will help you determine the placement and the fit before you install it. This will save you a headache later if you don’t place it properly.

Installing a new threshold is easy, the hard part is getting the right fit and size. With accurate measurements you won’t have a problem with this.