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How to Install a Door Sweep

A crucial part of weatherproofing an outside door is to install a good door sweep. Here are step-by-step installation instructions.

More in Windows Walls and Doors

attach sweep to threshold of door
  • Time

    30 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Highlights:

Step 1: Mark and Pre-Drill Holes

Some sweeps are installed on the inside and others on the outside of the door; check the instructions for your particular type.

Mark and pre-drill your holes to receive the screws for the door sweep.

pre drill holes for securing door sweep

Step 2: Fit the Sweep Snugly Against the Threshold

Attach the sweep to the door so that the bottom of the sweep seals snugly to the door's threshold.

attach sweep to threshold of door

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