It’s that time of year again, and everyone’s door has cold air blowing in from all directions. I know it’s cold, but most of the time you have got to pull out the operating door at least, to work on it.
Pile weather stripping is the most common type of weather seal used on sliding glass doors. It has a plastic backing that is from 3/16” – 5/16” wide and slides into a slot on the door and/or door frame. Pile heights for this pile weather seal are from 1/8” – over 3/8” tall. Figuring out the backing width is usually pretty easy, just take a small piece of the existing out and measure how wide it is.
The weather seal pile height can be a little trickier. Your old weather seal pile height is most likely worn down to near nothing, or at least a lot shorter than it was when it was new. The best way to figure out what the weatherseal pile height should be is to measure the distance between the doors and get that gap width. Make sure you don’t try to get a higher/taller weather seal pile height than you need because if it’s too high your doors might bind in the middle or worse not even close together. Remember, we don’t just sell parts, we actually work on these doors in the Atlanta market. Just give us a call (678) 383-0573 if you have any questions at all. We would rather spend time assisting you in getting the correct weather seal product than making U.P.S richer.