Best way to seal exterior doors
Asked Dec 17, 2008, 09:25 AM
Hey all. I have 3 exterior doors, and 1 garage door.
The exterior doors were not installed properly, and I've corrected as much as I can, without going to the trouble of rehanging. The doors are at least now fairly square. Plum is another problem however.
I've added the foam weatherstrip, that didn't work well. I installed the rubber/vinyl, which didn't work well either. I finally purchased and installed new compress strip in the doors, which helped some. So I've decided that I'm not going to be able to get a solid seal with any of these products. I've started some research into more permanent weather stripping solutions. If someone can give me some input into the pros and cons of these products, as well as any other product suggestions, that would be great.
Spring Bronze - Seems like this is a good idea. But I've seen vinyl/rubber products that achieve the same result at a fraction of the price. Can't find these products or do I know what they are called.
Almost Airtight Nylon Brush - This seems like the most complete solution. But very pricy.
Almost Airtight Nylon Brush Seals --A Permanent Replacement to Weatherstripping-- 800.482.4587
METAL/FELT, METAL/VINYL - Don't know much about this product at all. Not sure how long felt would hold up. Frost King - WINDOW DOORS WEATHERSTRIPS
Okay, that's it for now. Hopefully I can figure something out before we get into the coldest months here in Tennessee. Thanks.