Best Door Weatherstripping Available
Seems we have a bunch of posts about staying warm this winter, so I would simply like to share the greatest door weatherstripping system available. (and I suppose you could do windows, but we did not).
Years ago I read about it in This Old House, but at the time we were far away from rehabing all of our doors. So I hung on to all the info for all the years because it sure looked like a great system. Last year we finally started some doors, and this year we finished them all. And it is a fabulous system.
It is a little involved to install, but absolutely worth all of the effort. You have to rent the corner grooving tool from the company and buy the bit (s), but we had no problem doing so and our order and the tool were promptly shipped, and our account promptly credited as soon as we returned the tool. The products were all top notch.
The threshold stripping requires a router to install, but is infinitely adjustable, rides on the door instead of the floor (yeah!) and is simply ingenious in design. The door must be removed to install.
Now when we close our 125 year old doors there is the beautiful sound of gaskets sealing on all four edges, just like when closing the refrigerator!
Here's the TOH link to get started, which links to the company that makes the stuff: