Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Where To Buy Spring Loaded Vinyl Weatherstripping?


Blane B.'s Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 7
IN

01-14-18, 12:10 PM   #1  
Where To Buy Spring Loaded Vinyl Weatherstripping?

A few years back I bought some spring loaded vinyl weatherstripping for my front exterior door that is solid wood. This was the type of weatherstripping that screws in to the jamb, not the kerf style that a lot of newer door jambs have.

I need to find this again as it works great, seals well, no light gaps or cold air coming through the door.

My garage's exterior access door needs a seal. Last year I bought some screw on M-D weatherstripping that was some sort of rubber bulb. Right from the start this weatherstripping was garbage, even when pressed tightly against the door and screwed in place there were gaps that allowed light to come in around the door in various spots.

During the winter, this rubber got so hard with the sub-zero temperatures that sometimes I was physically unable to close the door all of the way in order to lock the deadbolt. I had to remove the weatherstripping and return it to the store!

I went searching at all of the local hardware stores including Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware. I can't find this spring loaded weatherstripping anywhere. All of the stores carry the exact same M-D weatherstripping with no variations what so ever.

Here is what I am talking about. Any help? The last time I bought this during the summer of 2016 it was about $15 for a full size exterior door. The top and lock side is spring loaded and the hinge side is fixed.

Thank you.

Attached Images
      
 
Sponsored Links
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 19,279
NE

01-14-18, 12:18 PM   #2  
Never heard of spring loaded weatherstrip... been doing doors and windows for a long time.

What about something like this? https://www.amazon.com/AM-Conservati.../dp/B008BR9U2I

 
Blane B.'s Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 7
IN

01-14-18, 12:27 PM   #3  
That is a foam product, not the same stuff. There is no spring with that product and it is also about twice the price. I do see the stores selling that as well in addition to the rubber bulb weatherstripping.

The spring loaded weatherstripping looks like the pictures that I attached.

 
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 42,463
NJ

01-14-18, 12:57 PM   #5  
Considered high end and seems to be expensive.

builders supply/ngp-140sa-spring-loaded-silicone-astragal-anodized-aluminum
rona/weatherstripping-kit-0412051--1


~ Pete ~

 
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 19,279
NE

01-14-18, 01:23 PM   #6  
Astragals are for where double doors meet.

 
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 42,463
NJ

01-14-18, 01:50 PM   #7  
Gotcha. You found a more cost effective solution than I did.


~ Pete ~

 
johnam's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 1,915
NY

01-15-18, 05:40 AM   #8  
How about this:https://www.tmhardware.com/Metal-Weatherstrip/

 
guy48065's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,406
MI

01-15-18, 06:42 AM   #9  
There sure are a lot of choices in door weather stripping. Wouldn't you think ONE would be superior and rise above the rest?

 
minimac's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 17
NY

01-15-18, 08:29 AM   #10  
While it's not spring loaded, I have this on mine, and it works well.
M-D Building Products 3ft Door Sweep (68247) - Weatherstrip Caulk - Ace Hardware

 
Search this Thread