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Foam backer rod can be a reasonable improvement. Just experiment with various sizes and placement to determine if a solution for your situation.


Looks like your door may have two independent seals (white & black). The black possibly was retrofit but the white may have been original. If the old worn white seal can be removed, then you may have left a type of "rabbetted" jamb. Something like this: Replacement seals are available for that type of fitting. Conservation Technology is one source ...


I'd suggest you remove the old and put in some nice new stuff. To remove the existing screws, first scratch any paint out of them (possibly with a sturdy knife). Then, using the right size slot screwdriver, you'll be able to remove them. (Firm pressure while turning is often what you need. Failing that, tap the back of the screwdriver with a hammer while ...

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