Keep Cool Fall Air out with Weatherstripping

Don’t get too anxious, we understand that there’s still a few more weeks of summer and temperatures are still favorable – but it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for fall. With that said, take a look around your house in the coming weeks and check for drafts. If you have any old doors in your Twin Cities – St. Paul home that aren’t doing a good job of keeping air out, here’s what you can do to fix it fast:

Step 1: You’re going to need to take the door off the hinges. Remove the pins and take the door out of the opening.

Step 2: Pull off the old, worn weatherstripping and then use a router to put a groove in the bottom edge. Seal the entire bottom edge of the door including the groove with tung oil.

Step 3: Place mechanical weatherstripping into the routed groove and keep it in place with weatherstripping screws. Then set the door back into the opening and replace the hinges.

Step 4: Check to make sure the weatherstripping makes a tight seal against the sill. If not, adjust the screws until it does so.

Enjoy on-time plumbing, heating and air conditioning repairs and new systems across Twin Cities – St. Paul areas with the professionals at Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

We’ve been providing quality home service solutions for over 100 years, since 1914, so you know you’re working with experienced professionals.

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