How to Replace Door Weather Stripping

So, long story short…our cat decided to lose her mind and destroy this door frame and weather stripping. Good news, we know how to replace door weather stripping and it is an easy and inexpensive fix. Anyone else a cat person until they decide to destroy something in your home? Let’s fix it!

I feel like this is one of those small house projects that need to be done from time to time and it just never does. I believe this is because it is one of those things that seems harder than it actually is. This house project “How to Replace Door Weather Stripping” will take you less time to replace than reading this blog, I promise.

Where to buy?

Your local hardware store should carry Exterior Door Weather Stripping. It is all pretty standard in size and the color will be your hardest decision. I went with white this time to replace the brown since our trim is white. I believe brown will be the other most available color and black can be found but isn’t as easy to find. We found our White Exterior Door Weather Stripping at Lowe’s in the door/window area. I put pictures of the exact one we bought at Lowe’s below. This is not only a quick fix but also very affordable. I also found Black, White and Brown Exterior Door Weather Stripping on Amazon that will ship right to your door.

How to remove and replace…

Ok, you are going to laugh when I tell you how to do it. You are going to grab one of the ends of the old weather stripping at the top or bottom of the door. Pull slowly and steady until the old weather stripping starts to pull out and do this until the entire door strips are pulled all out. Grab your new weather stripping, you will need three of the 81″ pieces to do one door. We have 36” wide doors and three strips was plenty for us to do one entire door. If you get five strips of 81″ weather stripping you can do two doors. Start at the top of the door and pick one corner to start. Push your new weather stripping into the corner in the crack and just keep working your way across until you get to the other corner. Cut with scissors to the length you need it. Move onto the sides starting at the top corner and working your way down. Once you get to those bottom edges cut the weather strip to the desired length. Go ahead and give your door a close and make sure you don’t see any daylight creeping in around the edges. If you don’t see any daylight you’ve done it correctly and your door is good to go!

Reasons why you should replace?

  1. Your cat destroys your existing weather stripping, haha.
  2. Yours is currently Old and cracking.
  3. You may not have any weather stripping because over the years it has just fallen apart.
  4. When you can see any daylight coming in around the door edges.
  5. To keep heat and air conditioning from escaping.
  6. Minimize bugs entering your home.

I can’t wait to see you tackle this easy How to Replace Door Weather Stripping Project! As always I love hearing what you thought of this project or if you tried this DIY in your home in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to head over to our social channels to see videos of our many other home projects we tackle!

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  1. Brent A Beumel says:

    I’ve been needing to switch mine out for some time. Glad to know it’s an easy swap.

  2. Kristen R says:

    Need to switch out my front door weather stripping and hope that it helps close the gap we have.

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