Any ideas on filling the gap between door and threshold? I replaced
storm door but threshold is not deep enough to meet bottom of new
door. I tried replacing threshold with a deeper one, but old one is
too tough to get out. I want to close the gap on interior side of the
door with some sort of sweep or weatherstrip extrusion. Gap is almost
1". Anybody know where I can buy something to help fix this?
I am assuming this is a metal door? Did the vertical rails of the frame
provided with the new storm door go down further than the door? Most
storm doors I have messed with, the bottom of the door is a 'U' channel,
and can be moved up and down a surprising distance. It's worth a second
look in daylight.
If the door <doesn't> have an adjustable bottom rail, take good
measurements, and go to local metal supply house (not the big-box) and
see if they have any channel that would be a tight slip-fit. A window
company that does sunrooms and store fronts would be another place to
try- they often need to field-fabricate fillers to make the prefab
panels fit older buildings.
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Look closely at the new storm door. All the ones I have ever installed,
there was a 'U' channel over the bottom rail that could be slid up and
down to adjust the length of the door. Sometimes it wasn't very obvious.
Not saying all doors have this feature, but the cheap ones I have dealt
with all did. Storm door is not supposed to seal tightly at the bottom,
to avoid moisture buildup, and to make the door easy to close. An inch
is way too much, but you should be able to slide a piece of paper under it.
On Jan 1, 8:17 pm, susan76227_at_yahoo_dot firstname.lastname@example.org (justme2)
re: "It's like we need the threshold to be extended outwards another
From where I'm typing I can't see how your threshold is constructed/
installed, but perhaps you could rip a piece of wood and tack it to
the front of the existing threshold (or riser below) the threshold to
fill the gap.
How did this happen anyway? Did the old storm door fit correctly? If
so why doesn't the new one?
A hunk of aluminum channel or even marble, would be a better bet. Even
well-finished wood doesn't last worth a damn as the leading edge of an
outside threshold. Long screws and/or construction adhesive to pin it
into place. Make sure to not leave any dips or holes that collect water,
or channel it under the existing threshold into the floor system. I've
seen more than one rotted-out rim joist and sill plate under a front
door from bad flashing and water-sealing.
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