Door Sweeps/ Door Bottoms/ Door Thresholds

Focus on Doors

Door Sweeps/ Door Bottoms/ Door Thresholds

Whether March is coming in like a lamb or a lion in your part of the country, this month is a good time to take a look at your entry-way doors and make sure they are properly sealed to keep out dust, drafts, pollen, and critters.

Take advantage of warmer days in March to do outdoor maintenance on your doors.  Harsh winter weather may have damaged the door threshold – the strip of wood or metal at the bottom of your doorway – allowing dampness and moisture to work its way into your home. To start, measure the length, width, and thickness of your original threshold. Frost King makes Wood Thresholds and Aluminum Thresholds in a variety of sizes, so it’s easy to find the correct size. Watch this video for step-by-step directions on replacing a threshold.

While you’re at it, consider adding an aluminum or vinyl door sweep to the door bottom inside to keep out rain, snow, and dust and provide a barrier that stops bugs from crawling under the door.  For a quick fix, Frost King’s Self-Stick Door Sweep is an easy-to-install option: just peel off the protective paper, press it into place, and you’re done!


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for educational and informational purposes only. Homeowners should always consider safety precautions before starting any home improvement project.  While we strive to offer accurate and helpful advice, Frost King does not assume responsibility for any actions taken based on the information provided or for any consequences resulting therefrom.