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New storm door does not meet threshold

Posted by jaxo (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 20:15

What are solutions to fill this very large gap so there is an air tight seal when the glass door us shut?
It does not appear that the door frame would allow the door to be installed close enough for a tight fit.

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RE: New storm door does not meet threshold

Could you notch the bottom of the storm door frame so it can move in closer to the threshold?

Hard to say without more detail.


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I had posted a picture before.
Not sure why it isn't showing anymore.
Here it is again.
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RE: New storm door does not meet threshold

You can have the threshold replaced with a deeper one. (Use a door installer rather than any "generalist".)


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RE: New storm door does not meet threshold

Add a piece of square stock to fill the space, approx., then install a threshold extension and adjust to fit.


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RE: New storm door does not meet threshold

Did you investigate a foam weatherstrip that is tall enough to fill the gap?


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RE: New storm door does not meet threshold

Modifying the storm door is not practical. Modifying the adjoining surfaces to fit up to the door is the practical solution.


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RE: New storm door does not meet threshold

Try to find out who made/hung the door and ask them for a sill extender.


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