The type of seal to use depends how the mating faces move as the door is
opened/closed and the width of the gap when closed. On double doors the seal
may have to go on one of two faces that slide past each unless there is a
rebate? Avoid a wiping action if possible or use a seal designed for that
The door that opens moves towards the inside of the house. So that implies
the insulator would be on the outside facing edge of the doors? Does
someone make insulation that would have a decorative colored appearance so
it could be placed on the outside door?
If you know of any specific products what are the brand names or web sites?
That was helpful thanks. Looking at your diagram, the door on the right
is drawn perfectly. The door on the left has no flange on it. The door
on the left is a simple rectangle and slides into the corner shape made by
the right door. So the insulation would still be placed as you draw it.
So for specific products, do you have a recommendation? Would something
like the tape show in this photo be right for this application?
Hard to make out section but probably ok. Try and measure the width of the
gap with door closed. Normally seals are made in a range of different
thicknesses to suit different width gaps. Too small and it won't seal. Too
large and you can't shut the door as the seal can be compressed far enough .
May have to experiment a bit.
I'm in the UK so hard to recommend sources.
I like spring bronze weather strip but I'm not sure if you have enough
room for it
it's 1 1/8" wide & need at least an 1/8" gap to work
I have a "4 Seasons" sunroom attached to my house and have french doors
between the house and the normally unheated sunroom (I have a propane
fireplace in there to be used when we use the sunroom). I bought some
'Henkel SuperV Profile Weatherstrip Seal' ( a subsidiary of LePage} to
seal the crack between the doors.
I got it at the weatherstrip section in WalMarts.
If you are one that 'Never' shops at WalMart, you might search in your
local hardware stores.
If the molding's are in the right place then I would recommend what the
guy said. Get a type of rubber bulb seal or if you want, you can insert
stripping where the gap is and it should stop any drafts. Home depot
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