Exterior and Interior Wearther (Weather) Stripping

Old 10-22-12, 03:59 AM
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Exterior and Interior Wearther (Weather) Stripping

I'm trying to get some ideas for the best interior and exterior door weather stripping. I have 2 attic doors that have the cheap stick-on weather stripping along the door frame that partly comes off when you open the doors and a few exterior doors that have either no insulation or the copper "flange" installed that doesn't seem to block some of the cold air from coming in. I'm looking for a "professional" looking solution that actually works....and will continue to work for a while.

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Old 10-22-12, 04:18 AM
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Your house is probably a few years old considering it has the copper flashing on the doors. Things have come long way since the 50's, so a hands on search through a box store in their weatherstripping department may be in order. There are several designs that may accommodate your needs. Since we can't see your doors, you may have to decide which is best. Current rubber tube, crushable designs help keep out the elements. You may want to post a pic or two of your door closing areas as it may help us help you. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
Old 10-24-12, 01:47 PM
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The bent copper (or brass) wind block is usually very effective, but can lose its effectiveness if it is flattened or otherwise deformed. The good news is that it can usually be re-shaped by working it gently with tools such as a wide, but thin, wedge-shaped piece of wood, like a cedar shingle, and a small mallet.
Old 10-24-12, 03:17 PM
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Guessing when you say attic doors...you either mean pull down stairs or lift up hatches?

The stick on stuff is normally fine for those...but you need to keep it from sticking to the other surface. If the sealing surface is painted...it's really bad. A few months of being closed and it will adhere to the paint. Easy fix is to just rub the surface with a candle (white) or a block of paraffin.

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