How to seal door gaps

Living Well | RACV | Posted on 09 September 2020

Getting your home ready for winter? This week RACV's Handy Andy will show you how to seal your doors for winter to block out the cold.

Ready to give this tip a go? Find all the tools you’ll need and a step-by-step guide for how to fill door gaps below. 

Here's what you'll need to seal door gaps

Stains and damp patches could be a sign that you've sprung a leak. Learn how to spot them with these helpful tips from RACV's Handy Andy, plus what to call if they get worse.   

  1. Purchase special door seal from your local hardware store
  2. Mark the end of the door on door seal
  3. Referring to marking, use hacksaw to cut door seal
  4. Spray rubbing oil on rag and wipe area where door seal will be placed
  5. Place marks on your door where the door seal will sit
  6. Carefully peel away the back of your door seal
  7. Place on door
  • Special door seal – includes rubber strip and double-sided tape
  • Marker
  • Rag
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety gloves
  • Hacksaw – optional, depending on how big your door is

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