We have got a bit of gale blowing around a window. I'm sure I saw in
Screwfix some replacement black foam tape that you fit inside the
frame to exclude draughts. the thing is, now I come to look for it I
can't find it!
Please can someone tell me what it's called? If I knew the proper
name, I'm sure a search would find it.
Sorry to reply to myself. I have found them in the door furniture
page, page 211. They are under "weather strip". The thing is there are
a few to choose from; which should I use? There are two called
"weather strip" and one called "dry glaze"; what's that?
I take it you mean this stuff:
The description is a bit confusing, it *looks* like it only has
adhesive on one side so would be OK as weatherstrip.
Glazing tape is usually strong double sided tape for fixing and
sealing window units or glass in the frame.
Glazing tape is resilient foam tape, often multiridged (to improve the
seal) with adhesive on one side used to install single glazing panes or
double glazed units with glazing beads. You apply lengths to the frame
and to the glazing beads then mount the pane or DG unit sandwiched
between the seals.
Security glazing tape is resilient foam tape with adhesive on both sides
used to install single glazing panes or double glazed units in a frame
whilst resisting removal by burglars. Still needs single sided glazing
tape to seal the glazing beads although some would use a bead of
silicone for this.
Draught excluding foam tapes are more compressible than glazing tapes
and will conform to gaps of varying thickness without making a door or
window too difficult to close.
In short, use the weatherstrip.