Choosing the Right Door Weatherstrip
There are a variety of types of door Weatherstripping available form Weather Stripping Guys in District of Columbia. The type you choose depends largely on flooring and living space:
Standard - Heavy-duty Weatherstripping that is ideal for doors that move across hardwood floors or tiles. These door bottom sweeps have an aluminum carrier, and typically last for years. Because of the longevity of this type of Weatherstripping, it does not have to be replaced on a regular basis.
Automatic - Useful on doors crossing carpets and rugs. Seals the gaps when the door is closed, and will rise to pass over a carpet or rug.
Exterior - Renters find this type to be best, as it does not require actual installation on a door. Exterior door Weatherstripping consists of foam tubes and sleeves to fit them in. This slides gently over the floor whenever the door is opened, and the sleeves are machine washable.
Self-Stick - Place this in a room where heat does not circulate as well as it does throughout the rest of the house, such as a basement or door leading to the garage.
Installation with Weather Stripping Guys in District of Columbia
The method of installation by Weather Stripping Guys in District of Columbia for door Weatherstripping depends on the type you have chosen. There are, however a few general rules that should be applied when putting in door weatherstrip:
Ensure the installation surface is clean, dry, and in a temperature that is higher than 20°F, -7° C.
Double check the measurements for the designated installation area twice before cutting any Weatherstripping.
Fit the door Weatherstripping snugly onto the door so that when the door closes the material squeezes together.