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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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Sliding glass door doesn't seal and debris gets inside

I have a three-panel stacking sliding glass door that seems to have an issue with the weatherproofing. The panel that locks to the wall will get debris blown in from the outside while the rest of the ...
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Replacing the Door? [closed]

I'm looking to replace a door with unconventional dimensions, approximately 45 x 80 in rough opening, leading to a covered and screened patio. The primary issue prompting the replacement is ...
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How to weatherproof this window?

Check the picture of this window. During winter months, caulking (horizontal red arrow) and vertical red arrow where there is trim, gets extremely cold. I can even feel some air draft. How can I fix ...
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What kind of sill cap/threshold is this?

I'm fighting some air infiltration from under my exterior doors. I've noticed that this sill cap / threshold is unlike any I can find in stores, as it has an indented channel in the middle. Is ...
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How can I fix damaged interlocking weatherstripping?

Our front door has interlocking metal weatherstripping. It looks to me like it was bent on the bottom, seemingly because a bottom weather strip was installed in a way to bend the metal rim when the ...
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How do I soundproof the gap under an interior door over a hardwood floor?

I have an interior door over a hardwood floor. The door lets in a lot of sound through the gap between the door and the floor. How do I soundproof the gap between the door and the floor? I tried ...
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What specific weather stripping is this?

I'm replacing weather stripping on an exterior door. It's one of those metal doors where you can pull the handle up and turn the lock to lock it (I think it's some kind of child proofing). Anyway. The ...
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What self-adhesive door sweeps last longer than 1 year? [closed]

Is there any self-adhesive brand out there that have been shown to last at least one year or longer? more context: exterior door, in-swing. Just got a 'duckbrand.com' self-adhesive one. Wood door, ...
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Help removing old weather stripping on exterior aluminum door

My exterior door weather stripping doesn't work very well any more (it's pretty drafty). The doors are glass doors with an aluminum frame. The weather stripping is made of some brush-like material. I ...
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How to bond weather seal to concrete floor under garage door

I have one of those generic Garage Door Weather Seal rubber strips that go under my canopy door. It came with an adhesive to bond it with, but I've noticed that it's started to lift in a lot of places....
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Small gap between metal strip behind stucco and house frame

I'm having two major pieces of work done on one wall of my house at once: window replacement and mold removal from inside the wall (under the old leaky windows). The new windows are in, the outside ...
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What is this weather stripping for a metal door called?

The weather stripping on the metal door into my workshop has deteriorated and I’d like to replace it. It looks like there are two pieces that slide into a track but I’ve not been able to find it at ...
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Caulking in a glass pane on a skylight

A branch fell and broke my skylight glass. I ordered replacement glass, and now I'm wondering the proper way to caulk it in. First, do I need to caulk it in? I don't see any caulk residue from the ...
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Tips for uneven door weatherstripping

I have an exterior door that is uneven on the left side (right hand opening). The current weatherstripping takes care of the top half (36" or so) but you can still see daylight on the bottom half....
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What I should buy to replace metal weather stripping?

We have this really old metal weatherstrips on our front door, its sharp, broken and overall sucks. No idea what to replace it with but looking for something high quality, long lasting, and effective....
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What exactly am I looking for to replace worn out bottom door seals?

I've got a sunroom of sorts that we use most of the year except winter, though it does have electric baseboard. It was built in the 80s I'm guessing and it looks like the door seals on the bottom of ...
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Is a light leak around front door considered normal?

My front door has light leaking around the weatherstripping. It was really bad, then apartment mgmt sent a maintenance tech out who replaced some of the weatherstripping, now it’s half as bad. I just ...
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Surely there should be some weather stripping on this sliding glass door?

I've been on a quest to really weatherproof my home, built in 1962. There are sliding glass doors going out to the backyard and I just realized that it is completely open to the elements--and explains ...
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How can I repair or replace this exterior door sweep?

I have an exterior door that always leaks water when it rains a certain way. I've done everything to fix it but nothing seems to work, and I can't find a good replacement for this weather-stripping. ...
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Caulk as weatherstripping?

Before I begin, yes, I know that generally caulking does not serve the same purpose as weatherstripping, and the usual recommendation for windows or doors is to use weatherstripping. The problem is I'...
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What's the right kind of weather stripping for this sliding door?

This door has a completely unobstructed gap from outside to inside along its entire length, albeit with a few 90-degree kinks. I'm tempted to try sticking a rubber tubular type of weather strip onto ...
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What is this kind of door weatherstripping called?

It is an entry door. This weather stripping is made of metal. The portion on the door interlocks with the portion on the jamb. Door: Jamb: It is broken at the bottom corner of the door and I am ...
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Door won't latch or create tight seal after replacing weather stripping

I have an interior french door that opens to an unconditioned enclosed porch. I replaced weather stripping with the "platinum" rubber M-D "kerf" product from home depot. It was ...
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For single-hung windows with a spiral balance system , what is the standard areas one should weather strip?

I wish to weather strip my windows. Here are a few photos of the window. This window has a spiral balance system as seen here I have looked at a few videos on how to weather strip this type of ...
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How do exterior door seals prevent moisture infiltration if they're located on the inside of the door?

I've got an exterior door that leaks cold air like the dickens. I installed a vinyl door sweep like this one from home depot (pictured) on the bottom and the leakage problem was solved! A few months ...
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Should I use glue or silicone when installing door sweep seal?

I've been working on repairing my outside door which rotted away on the side. The weather strip on the bottom has two cuts that it slides into, but it looks like the original installation had some ...
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Can anyone identify what type of weatherstripping this is?

I'm fixing the bottom of my door which rotted out and part of that I think is because the bottom of the weatherstripping on the jam is damaged. I can't seem to find a match for this at HD, Lowes, or ...
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Gap between window and window sill

After a few years I noticed there is a gap between window and window sill. It does not bring water to the indoors, but I am concerned it may bring cold air or drafts. Attached images. Window zoomed ...
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Door Kerf Weather Stripping - Kerf slot facing the wrong way

I have an old 1970's wood door that I am trying to add add weather stripping to. The problem I am having is that the kerf slot in the frame is facing the wrong way. From what I have been seeing, the ...
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Correct door weatherstripping compression

I'm making a jamb for a 36x80" 1 3/4" exterior door, using a common 4 9/16" jamb kit from Home Depot. I need to mortise the jamb for hinges. How wide a gap should I leave for the ...
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Seal interior gaps garage door

I have weatherstripping/trim similar to this one on the outside of my (steel) residential garage door However the current weatherstripping/trim does not seem to be sealing my door fully. Basically, ...
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How can I close this large, uneven gap between wall and ceiling?

How can I seal off this uneven gap between a concrete ceiling with concrete beams under it and a wall perpendicular to the beams? I mainly just need to stop cold air blowing through. There is about a ...
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Easy way to seal some pinhole leaks around my steel hatch with flex tape

I have a steel hatch to my basement that sometimes leaks under heavy rain. I've noticed that it's just one side of the hatch and if it's a sunny day I can see what looks like a few pinholes that the ...
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Door weatherstrip isn't removable, any advice on applying temporary weatherstrip?

I have an original-to-house backdoor/sliding screen hybrid ('96) that has old weatherstrip that's created a significant draft, I can feel the breeze at the doorsill. The weatherstrip is attached ...
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How to weather seal uneven garage door?

This is the garage door (at my business) and it is not seal from outside. No weather strip present. How do I suppose to seal it with this weather strip though? There will be gaps due to the pattern ...
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My 5 years old Samsung Washer Keeps Tripping my gfci (Reason is Ground Fault)

I moved into a new house several months ago, and this house uses Eaton 20A GFCI breaker. My 5 years old Samsung Washer keeps tripping the breaker, and this breaker's diagnosis says that it's because ...
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weather stripping wood piece replacement

In my house, the weatherstripping wood piece under the front door to the patio was worn out over the years, so I took it off, the problem is that I couldn't find a replacement. The wood piece is about ...
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Door weatherstripping gap after new door install

TLDR - Installed a new door but old door was non-standard size by about 1/4, about 80 by 36 1/4. Added 1/4 strip to hinge jamb but now there is a gap with the weather stripping and serious draft issue ...
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What type of weatherstripping has two mating metal strips?

We have a door on one of our entry ways that has this sort of aluminum weather stripping. One part attaches to the door, the other to the frame, and then they sort of fit together in an interlocking ...
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housewrap without removing siding

I'm adding an ADU in an old shop building that is sided with quarter-sawn tongue and groove siding. I really would prefer not to remove the siding, but I would like to seal the gaps between the T&...
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How can I make swinging barn doors weather tight? [closed]

Looking to turn a small barn-type structure into a climate controlled woodshop. The building itself is block and the doors are about 4x10' (w/h) oak pivoting double doors like a shed would have. I ...
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How to stop air leak in exterior door aluminum sill?

I found that one of my exterior doors are leaking cold air from beneath the door sill. The product installed is Endura Z-Articulating Cap Sill™ and Sealing System How can I seal it? Can I use ...
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What type of threshold weather-stripping goes here?

This is for an external door to the garage. It originally had some rubber weatherstrip in it, but it was all busted up and falling apart and dry so that it squeaked really badly. I stupidly didn't ...
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Suggestions on how to fill gaps at all of my windows

My boyfriend and I live in a ground floor apartment with windows that leak cold air horribly! So far we’ve tried to add several different kinds of weather stripping to help but I don’t think it’s ...
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how to fix drafty window

Please check out attached picture of corner of my double hung window. I feel cold air there during winter time when it is too much windy. Can anyone tell me which area of window requires ...
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How do I block this gap in door frame gasket/ weather stripping?

I found a small gap at the bottom non-hinge corner of my exterior door's weather stripping/ gasket, and found that ants are getting in through it. The door is very new, I think less than a year old, ...
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How do I effectively fill gaps with between window mesh and window frame?

I'm attempting to reasonably insect-proof my house as I sleep with the windows open at night (no AC). The windows in our house has a retractable mesh screen attached to the frame that has a slight ...
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Weatherstripping for inswing exterior door with clearance problems. Clearance door sweep?

How would you weatherstrip this gap under an inswing exterior door? The door threshold is not very high, and the door already drags a bit on the interior carpet, so many styles of door threshold are ...
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How far to go with spring bronze weatherstripping on wood double-hung windows

I've been restoring windows in my small 1925 colonial over the past year. Most of the windows haven't seen any maintenance in decades, but on the flip side, nothing horrible has been done to ...
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Sealing metal siding against window j/c channel?

We're going to use metal siding on our house. We're using a corrugated profile. Where the siding meets walls/corners/windows, it will run into a strip of C-channel (or J-channel). Visually, that looks ...
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