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Weather bar & around door strips - wooden door

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by quaritch, 29 Nov 2018.

  1. quaritch

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    Hello

    Looking for a bit of consensus about my back door. It is made of wood and is in quite an exposed location, so I am looking to improve my defences against the elements. I have identified two improvements that I would make, installing around door strips, and a weather bar (links below so you can see what I mean. Don't worry I'm not buying the one from wickes, that's just an example)

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/stormguard-heavy-duty-around-door-strips-aluminium-1-02m-5-pack/21554

    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Oak-Veneer-Weather-Bar/p/214680

    My question is, what priority should these two items take? I know that normally the weatherbar would be measured up so that it is just a few mm short of the doorframe opening, but in that case if door strips were installed then they would collide when the door is closed. I was thinking that the prudent option would be to the install the strips first, and then cut the weatherbar a bit short so that it does not interfere with the strips, but still covers as much of the door width as possible.

    What have other people done in this situation, I can't be the only one!

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    strip.jpg I did the strips first seemed logical to me and looks OK my door is not very exposed but I think it would be fine.
     
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  4. quaritch

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    That looks good, i’ll go with that setup then. Thanks for the photo. Kicking myself for not getting on with this in the summer months!
     
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    PS you will need to cut the handle / lock end of the door bar at a slight (10 degree or so) angle to clear the strip as the door swings.(y)
     
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    Anyone else who is fitting a weatherbar, make sure you follow this step! I ended up nibbling more than i needed to off the end of my bar before remembering this advice
     
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