An easy way to seal your doors from drafts and leaks
Measure, trim, peel and stick door seal for immediate use
Uses 3M Adhesive Technology for superior protection
out of 283 reviews
87% recommend this product
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Jan 30, 2021
3M Strip Very Crooked
I ordered this product online. When I opened it, the 3M strip was very crooked, such that the product can’t be used properly. Home Depot would it allow me to return the item online.
Response from MDBuildingProductsSupportFeb 4, 2021
Thank you for your review. We hate to hear the product did not meet your expectations, we will pass your feedback on to our quality team to review.
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Jul 17, 2018
Exactly what I needed to finish up our screen door project. Our door jam didn’t allow me to insta...
Exactly what I needed to finish up our screen door project. Our door jam didn’t allow me to install a screen door without having a large gap on the bottom of the door. This product was what I needed to close the gap.
This cinch seal does a good job of sealing the area underneath a door, keeping drafts at bay. It has a strong adhesive that keeps the product attached even if it drags across carpet every time you open the door, and the seal actually has three rubber strips of varying lengths which help form a continuous seal against the door sill. Also it its favor is the incredibly reasonable price.
The drawbacks are almost all installation related:
(1) instructions are very minimal
(2) a hacksaw may be required depending on the width of your door
(3) it's unclear if the product is supposed to go on the outside or inside of the door, but the illustration on the packaging shows it mounted on the inside (assuming the door opens inwards)
(4) once installed, you cannot remove the product - I highly recommend that if you try to install it, you remove a small amount of the tape backing on either end of the product and mount it temporarily to get the right positioning, then mark it, remove the product carefully, and pull the rest of the tape backing off.
Note that if the product is mounted too low, it will likely jam in between the door and a welcome mat or other object inside the door, and if it's mounted too high, it simply won't seal with the door sill. That's why carefully testing the position with a small amount of tape removed, as suggested above, is critical.
I installed two of these today. One was an old screw on type; the other the Cinch. My 36" doors were only 35 3/4" so both had to be trimmed with a hacksaw per directions. Because the Cinch is an adhesive, the door had to be washed (per directions) with a 50/50 solution of isopropyl alcohol and water. The time to put them on was about the same, although i needed a drill to make pilot holes and a screw driver to put in the screws. The big difference is that the Cinch has 3 sweeps all molded together and the screw on has only one. The Cinch sweeps are softer more pliable; the screw sweep stiffer. I am glad the gaps under the doors are gone, but I would recommend and buy the Cinch the next time, if ever, it has to be done again.