Looking for clear instructions on how to replace threshold vinyl insert and weatherproof your entrance?
Door endcap threshold pieces keep the elements out, making your home safer and more energy-efficient. Still, unfortunately, they inevitably wear down from changing temperatures, foot traffic, and other common wear and tear. That decreases the energy-efficient properties of the threshold, thus increasing your building's energy loss.
You can reinstall them using door thresholds that we offer at our store, but there is also another solution – vinyl replacement inserts. These molding pieces are designed specifically to replace damaged, worn, or lost original threshold vinyl inserts. The inserts are easy to trim and install.
How to Replace Threshold Vinyl Insert: Easy Tips
Replacing the vinyl insert in your door threshold can be a simple DIY job. Remove an old worn insert and replace it with a new one to ensure a weather-tight seal that will protect your room. Here are the easy steps you should follow.
- First, remove the old vinyl insert in your door threshold. Once it's been removed, brush or sweep the area thoroughly to clean debris so that you can work properly while installing the new one.
- Carefully measure the door opening for the new threshold vinyl insert. You can use your existing insert as a template, and it will save you time. Cut your new vinyl insert to size.
- Dry fit the new threshold vinyl insert before installing. Temporarily remove it and apply silicone caulk to seal it to the floor.
- Finally, install your new threshold vinyl insert. Test the door and make sure that it closes and locks easily.
Vinyl threshold inserts provide a seal to block out drafts, moisture, dust, and insects, so you should definitely install them at exterior doors. And if you are looking to install new vinyl floors, at Stone & Tile, you'll find a huge selection of different types of vinyl trim and molding to ensure smooth transitions and add a finishing touch to your new floors.
You may also want to check out our guide that provides information about different types of molding
pieces to get a better idea of where to use each specific type.