How to Seal Custom Storm Doors

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You'll find that when it comes to sealing custom storm doors that there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind. A custom storm door is going to be different to seal than a regular storm door. You are going to have to put some more time and effort into this so that you will be able to do it correctly. More measuring is something that is going to be needed with a custom door and you will also need to make sure that you take your time as you do this. A custom storm door may require a little bit more work to seal, but you will find that it is well worth it in the end.


You will need to begin by getting the area prepared for the task at hand. In order to do this, you are going to need to start by cleaning the area. Get your bucket of water and detergent and mix them together. Have the door open and get your sponge out to clean the side, top, and bottom of the door. Once the area is clean you will need to get accurate measurements of the door. Get the length as well as the top and bottom and side of the door measured. Measure more than once to make sure that they are completely accurate. Write down the numbers. Measurements for a custom door will need to be a little bit more thorough than a regular door.


You are now ready to get the self-adhesive tension seal weatherstripping cut to fit your custom door. Make sure that you follow the measurements carefully as you work to make sure that you are able to get your custom door sealed completely.


Once you have the strips cut to the right size you will need to apply them to the door. In order to do this, you will need to get the back of the strip peeled off. Whenever you apply it, do it carefully to make sure that it sticks to the areas that it should. Once you have applied to the first bit of stripping, open and close your door to make sure that it is a good fit. You will continue to do this until all sides of the door are completely covered with weather stripping. Make sure that you check the door after each application to make sure that it is a good fit. If it is too much or it is too thick, then you will simply need to get out your utility knife and trim it down until it fits.


Get the door sweep cut to fit your measurements. Close your door and get the door sweep screwed in. This will allow every single part of your custom storm door to be sealed.