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Weather stripping is used to block the flow of air through a gap, such as around doors and windows.

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Alternatives to wool pile weatherstripping for an aluminum frame door

The wool pile weatherstripping in my patio door frame is disintegrating. The bristles are just falling off on contact. Parts of of it (most likely a section that deteriorated early) had previously ...
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Garage door weather seal replacement — Wrap around bracket

I would like to replace the weather seal at the bottom of my garage door. The issue is that the bottom bracket of the door is a "wrap" around bracket (see picture). In order to slide the old seal off, ...
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How important is the weather stripping on the inside of a Velux skylight?

I just had the inside of the wooden frames around my Velux skylights painted. The painter did a good job, but I think when he was removing the masking tape from the skylight's frame, he pulled off a ...
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Weather sealing door in apartment

I've got two 1-3/8" thick doors that lead into a small room that contains the water heater/central heater for my apartment. This small room also has vents that open to the outside, so the room gets ...
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How do I install this type of door-bottom weatherstrip?

I had a local shop (now closed since the owners retired) hang some door slabs for me and they included a weatherstrip with each door that looks like this: They left them off presumably because the ...
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Skylight Insulation

I have 2 skylights in my master bedroom and they cause the room to get much hotter than the rest of the house in warmer months. Today it is in the 90s outside. My IR thermometer shows the area just ...
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For my window, what's the best way to seal and insulate?

The inside: The outside: The installers gave me a window unsealed on the outside but sealed with a rubber seal on inside around the frame (windows are uPVC). After rain, the damage was done to ...
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What can I do about small cracks in fireplace (unused) caulk during freezing weather?

It's 1 (one) degree F outside and I discovered some very small (less than 2 inch) cracks/holes in the caulk between my fireplace surround (wall) and the hearth that extends out from the wall (see pic ...
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Door weatherstripping: is this slot a kerf or something else?

I recently moved to a new place, and the front door is a little drafty in parts. It looks like the previous owner put white EPDM rubber foam tape over a hard but flexible vinyl strip that was inserted ...
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How to seal up decay around bilco doors?

I have a bilco door to my basement. It's pretty old, some of the cement around the base has started to decay, and there are some holes in the door itself (just the way it was made?). I'm going to ...
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How to seal old stove vent hole in brick wall?

We have an old stove vent that is no longer in use and now covered by drywall and cabinets on the interior, but the old exterior vent flap remains. We opened the flap and were surprised to find a ...
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air leaking around windows

I've seen in several places recommendations about caulking around a window frame to reduce heat loss. I have cracked caulk around one window where you can feel air flowing in. I was going to fix it, ...
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How do I remove a stubborn exterior threshold?

I Am trying to redo my threshold due to the fact that my floor has been raised like 2". I cannot find any screws and I have been working on it with a crow bar. I have been looking on line and the ...
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What's the best way to seal a drafty door on an uneven transition without interfering with opening/closing?

I have a door that opens up over carpet. The rubber sweep that is already there makes it pretty difficult to open the door. What's the best way to seal this door?
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Locating a Weatherstrip for door that is NOT foam and vinyl

I have a standard Kerf weatherstrip for my door. Because it is made of vinyl and foam, my cat can shred it to pieces. Is there another type of weatherstrip (rubber, silicone, etc.) that will be more ...
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Door sweep install, why can't I make a hole in my metal door?

I have a drafty door and attempted to install a door sweep like this. When I try to drill holes for the screws, nothing happens. I mean, I started with my power drill and a general purpose bit, but ...
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Oakum vs fibreglass insulation

I am building a cabin and would like to place some extra form of insulation to pair with the chinking of the logs. I have seen traditional builds on the internet which use tarred oakum between the ...
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Weather Stripping seal 1/2 inch kerf door gap

It seems the doors in my home are "kerf" sealed, and the best option is the get a thicker seal? How are the widths of the seals measured?
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Best way to close gap around a fire place?

Along my fire place I have pretty good gaps that allows a lot of draft into he house during winter. I was thinking of just using foam backer rods and then caulking over that to seal the gaps nicely. I ...
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Front door weather sealing - tapered gaskets for twisted jamb

My front door does not close squarely. The hinge side closes flush. The lower corner opening side touches the weatherstripping fully. But the top of the door does not. The door has about 1/2 inch ...
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what's the term for double window in one window frame and why is it considered outdated technology?

I live in Montreal and I just moved from a building that had double sliding windows in each window frame (I assume a single pane each) to a building with single double-pane windows that look a lot ...
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Sound Proofing Window + Storm Window

I have a window which faces a very busy street. However there are also inserts (storm windows) made out of wood and single pane glass for insertion outside the aluminum half open window (pictured ...
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Best method for sealing underneath basement window sill?

There is a large gap underneath the bottom sill of the window, that is currently caulked when the house was built. I would like to strengthen the waterproofing here. I'm thinking backer rod with ...
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What type of weather stripping for this door?

Steel basement door. Original vinyl weatherstripping fit in a slotted metal track deteriorated after 40 years and no longer works. As you can see daylight shines through which I'm guess means cold &...
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steel windows diy design+construction [closed]

I would like your suggestions/experience/opinions on designing steel windows+patio doors, using hollow sections (RHS as they call them) and angle sections. The window style I have in mind (but can not ...
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Seal out draft from sliding, frameless shower door

There is a draft coming from the vertical gap between the two sliding doors on my shower. Is there some sort of sweep or stripping designed for this purpose? Lacking that, are there any alternatives ...
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Garage Door weather stripping replacement — single groove

My weather stripping came off, is broken, and the bottom of the garage door is slick with a single groove in the bottom. What type of weather stripping should I use? I've seen options online that fit ...
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How to minimize sliding door gap

I have a sliding glass door between a heated room, and a non-heated entrance. Here is a side view of said door : The gap is 2-3 cm wide. How can I minimize that gap ?
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Do wooden storm windows need weep holes?

I have read about the importance of weep holes with aluminum storm windows, but we have several old wooden storms in our house. Do those naturally drain because they're not airtight, or is some kind ...
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How to fix gap at the bottom of a door after installing new door bottom

Last season I picked up these vinyl slide-on door bottoms that you slide onto the bottom of the door and screw in. They worked great on all of my doors except this one that has about a half inch of ...
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French Doors - sealing and bug proofing

We've got some french doors and I'd like to seal them as well as possible. There is a gap where I can see light in the middle. The left door has a sliding lock/post that goes down into the ground. ...
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Looking for name of door trim part

I have an old door with what looks like a wooden equivalent to weatherstripping. The door, and frame have mating parts that interlock. I'm trying to figure out what its called, to have a chance at ...
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How can I fix a leaky door with new compression stripping?

I have two exterior doors that are leaking air, they shut fine and the weather stripping is the original installed when the house was built about 8 years ago (with the exception that I replaced today)....
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elegant attic hatch design for several purposes

My attic hatch measures roughly 2' square. Presently, it has insulation on top of the hatch door (in the attic). Because some of the hatch sticks up above the insulation on the floor of the attic, I'...
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Which type of weather stripping is best for keeping smoke out of my house?

I'm currently in process of figuring out what I can do to prevent my neighbor's cigarette smoke from entering my home (I'm open to any recommendations). One measure I am taking is weatherproofing my ...
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Device to detect where heat or cold air is escaping or entering a structure

I would like to lower my environmental impact and reduce my energy bills by reducing areas where air might be entering or exiting my home. What type of device can be used to detect where heat or cool ...
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Uneven/big gap between door and stop trim weatherstip will not seal

When closed, the gap between the outside face of my garage entry door and the stop trim built into the door jamb/frame is very uneven. The door opens into the house. On the hinge side and the top, it'...
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How do I weatherstrip the bottom side of my sliding patio door?

The bottom side looks like in the picture below. THe second picture shows you the door and the corner that was zoomed in the first picture. The verticals have their weatherstrips in place. It is just ...
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How can I fill a gap between the exterior wall and trim?

I have a stucco-sided house that I am repairing/repainting. In the course of repairs, some of the caulk/weatherstripping between the trim and the house came off. The gap between the wall and the trim ...
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Is there a special name in the US for round/hollow neoprene door seals like these?

I know I run the risk of posting a "shopping" question, but I don't know of any other place to go for this. I am looking to create a custom door gasket to do around a new soundproof door I made. I ...
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How can I repair this garage door trim and weather stripping?

The weather stripping on the outside of my garage door is wavy, as is the metal trim its anchored through, which leads to a lot of air leakage. I could just caulk this as is, but I'm guessing the ...
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How can I seal the gap around a bathroom exhaust fan?

I've got my exhaust fan installed in the ceiling of the bathroom, now I'm wonder how best to seal the gap around it. The fan housing is obviously sheet metal, and the ceiling has the plastic vapor ...
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How is this type of weather stripping replaced?

This weather stripping is about 20 years old, and obviously it's no longer doing anything. It seems like it's stuck between those pieces of wood, but I can't tell if it's glued in, or if there are ...
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How can I stop mice from chewing garage door bottom weather strip?

I noticed that there was a 1" gap between the edge of either side of the bottom rubber weather strip on the garage door and the door frame. Now I see that it is 3-4", and likely being chewed by mice....
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What is the best kind of weatherstripping (door set) to use?

Looking at the various options for weather stripping to use around the perimeter of a door, there are many different options, ranging in price from $15 to almost $50 (the below are ordered from least ...
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How to cover gap below garage back door

I have a 3/4" gap between my garage back door (see image. blueish color is outside evening light). Looking for a good way to cover this gap with two goals in mind: Stop rodents from coming in Help as ...
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How do I design a 100 mm thick barrier that maximizes thermal and acoustic insulation?

I need to design a thermal and sound barrier - walls of a cuboid-shaped space. Imagine it is a free-standing bike shed in the fields. The walls can not be thicker then about 100 mm (4 inches). The ...
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How do I seal my baseboards from drafts?

Some rooms in my house have a pretty bad draft along the edge of the floor, where it meets the outside walls. But I am less than thrilled (to put it mildly) about the prospect of ripping out carpeting ...
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Should I put weather stripping on my unsealed windows and doors?

I currently live in a rented apartment and the windows in my shower are not sealed, so it gets pretty cold there. The front door of the house also has a sealing problem. The thing is, I'm not going ...
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How do I replace weather strips on our outside doors?

We have a rather annoying cat who has scratched all of our outside doors and ripped the weather stripping with her claws. How do I go about replacing this stripping and are there any weather strips ...