Best Weatherstripping?

I live in an old house. Much of the weatherstripping on the doors is felt or springy metal. At the local Lowes / HD all you can find is the self-adhesive foam strips which last about one year -- or they have the better looking stuff which slides into a track -- I suppose this is for the tracks in the frame of a sliding glass door. What would you consider to be the optimum weatherstripping for an exterior wooden door and where do you buy it? Thanks.
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wrote:

My ?15? year old Peachtree door has tracks in the wooden part of the frame. Those foam strips are the best I've found & if I was going to try to weatherproof an entrance door I'd give some thought to replacing the door with an insulated door.
If that is out of the question, I'd take a good look at some doorframes and see if I could 'aftermarket' those foam strips in a track. They not only work well for a long time-- If they wear out, or the cat eats them, it takes minutes to replace them.
Jim
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Davej wrote:

Plastic fin seal, AKA V-seal. It's a strip of plastic you fold down the middle and then stick to the door frame. Try to keep it absolutely straight or there will be ripples where it fits against the door. I think Frost King and M-D Building Products make it, but Ace Hardware may have its own brand.
M-D Building Products 3525 V-Flex:
(Amazon.com product link shortened)27340037&sr=1-19
There are 3 kinds of foam weatherstripping. Open cell is usually urethane, while closed cell is either vinyl or EPDM rubber. The latter is virtually impervious to ozone and UV rays, and is often labelled for really cold weather.
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wrote:

door-jam on the inside, so that it is displaced inwards when the door closes against it - assuming door swings out. Opposite if door swings in. Available at good hardware and building supply stores everywhere.
Magnetic if you have a steel door.
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On Jan 23, 12:43 pm, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

When we lived overseas our doors all had an extra lip on them. Hard to describe, but the core of the door fit into the jamb, then an extra layer on the back of the door overlapped the jamb opening on all sides. The seal was close to perfect without the weatherstripping, and with the addition of the weatherstrip it was airtight. I have not seen this approach in the US but who knows?
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On Jan 23, 12:43 pm, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Link to what you are talking about please.
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wrote:

http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/doorseals/adj_doorseals.htm
This is the stuff that is currently available at Home Despot: http://www.homedepot.ca/product/vinyl-spring-action-weatherstripping/941451
Metro/Amre carries this:
http://www.metrosupply.ca/product/2581936/Weatherstripping-465583-WF75
For instructions see: http://www.creativehomeowner.com/index.php?pane=project&projectid=chhva032
The 157-198 on this page as well:
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How are you putting the weather-stripping on? The hinge side of the door so the door closes on it and crushes it towards the wall? Or on the frame on the knob side of the door so the door crushes it towards the outside? Because I've got weather-stripping on doors that's lasted a very long time. Maybe wipe the surface down with warm water (not soap) and let it dry before you apply the weather-stripping? By the way, if you are installing it so the door brushes against the weather-stripping sideways as you close the door it'll rip off pretty quickly.
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