Condensation Around Door Frame: Steps & Items Needed To Prevent Condensation


Steps & Items Needed To Prevent Condensation Around Door Frame

Weatherstripping on doors is designed to keep out air & avert moisture from deliquesce on your door doorstep. As your aluminum door doorstep wears down over time, it creates a small gap at the bottom of a shut door, it can cause precipitation to occur. Condensation can be avoided to get formed on your aluminum door doorstep if you install a door sweep onto the bottom of your door, which will create an airtight seal when your door is shut. If you want to fix condensation around the door frame then you just need to collect all the required items and follow some simple steps. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process:

Things Needed For This Process

  • Putty Knife & Utility Knife
  • Razor Blade & Measuring Tape
  • Neoprene Or Rubber Door Sweep
  • Felt Tipped Pen & C-Clamp
  • Hacksaw, Pencil & Drill
  • 3/32-Inch Drill Bit
  • Electric Screwdriver

Steps For This Process

  • First of all, using a putty knife or utility knife, remove the old caulk present on your aluminum door doorstep where it meets your doorjambs, finished floor & around the front of your door.
  • Now you need to scrape off any leftover caulk or residue with the help of a razor blade.
  • The next thing is to take the measurement of the bottom length of the door. Then, using a felt-tipped pen, transfer the measurement to your door sweep.
  • Next make the setting of your door sweep on a steady, work on a flat work facet with the edge that needs to be cut hanging off the side. Clamp your door scour to your work surface with a c-clamp to make sure that it remains stable while you cut it.
  • After that, using a utility knife, cut the neoprene or rubber flap of your door sweep to the intended size.
  • Carefully cut your metal flange, or the top strip of your door sweep with nail holes, to size by using a hacksaw.
  • You now need to close your door and then hold the metal flange up against your door, installed so that the bottom edge of the flap of the sweep comes into contact with the aluminum doorstep. You now need to mark the screw holes onto your door with the help of a pencil.
  • Then drill pilot holes on the screw marks with the help of a drill and a 3/32-inch drill bit.
  • Finally, you need to hold the metal flange of your door sweep on the bottom of your door and then align the screw holes with the pilot holes. Now you need to drive all the provided screws into the screw holes and your door with an electric screwdriver.

Useful Tips

  • Check the door's weatherstripping- the felt, metal, or foam strips that line your doorjamb. If they are loose or there are gaps betwixt the weather stripping & your door and they will need to be replaced, as they are contributing to some of the air entering the home, which will easily cause the condensation to form on your aluminum threshold.
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