If you've replaced an old door with a new one, you'll need to bevel the bottom of the door so it fits properly. Typical thresholds angle from the inside to the outside to channel water away from the door. Door blanks -- doors that come without jambs or thresholds -- are typically square on the bottom.
Gaps around your door allow air to pass through, creating drafts in your home. This will reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling and can make your home less comfortable to be in. However, it is quick and easy to seal a door.
An entry door threshold can become damaged or worn over time. If the only problem is that the rubber seal no longer provides a tight seal on the door, you may be able to replace the rubber seal, rather than replacing the entire threshold. A good replacement unit will have rubber seals on both the top and bottom to prevent moisture and air from moving over or under it.
Good moldings, which come in dozens of styles and sizes, are used for finishing and trimming many projects around the house. They can also be used to accent drab-looking, flat surfaces such as doors, walls, cabinets and furniture. Do-it-yourselfers often use moldings to conceal exposed raw edges on plywood or lumber, or to cover joints that do not fit as neatly as they should. In construction and alteration work they are used to cover gaps where walls meet ceilings or floors, or to trim edges around door frames, window frames, built-ins and similar places where different surfaces meet--for example, where gypsum board or plaster meets the wood frame around a window or door.
If you're having problems with your door, you may need to adjust the hinges. Fortunately, adjusting door hinges can easily be done at home using a few simple tools. The best way to adjust the hinges on your door depends on what kind of problem your door has.
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A door is a panel that covers an opening in a building, room or vehicle. Doors are usually made of a hard, semi-permeable, and hard-to-break substance such as wood or metalbut sometimes consisting of a hard frame into which windows or screens have been fitted. Doors are often attached by hinges to a frame.