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Types of Weather Seal for Windows and Door Systems

The question of “how important is weather sealing?” is simple to answer; weather sealing is very important. Air leaks as a result of windows and doors that are not properly sealed can account for a large percentage of a home’s overall heat and cooling loss – this is a lot of wasted energy. There are a number of different styles of weather seal that are designed to prevent moisture leaks and draughts:

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Hydrophilic water seals

Hydrophilic water seals are commonly used for glazing, construction and a wide range of other applications. Hydrophilic materials provide excellent weather resistance as they swell up at rates of between 300% and 1000% when in contact with water and other liquids, providing an efficient seal.

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Wool Pile

Wool Pile

In many cases of weather sealing, wool pile is also utilised alongside gasket seals. Wool pile can be manufactured to suit a wide range of aluminium, uPVC and timber applications, including windows, doors and bi-fold door systems. Triple fin wool pile has a number of advantages compared to standard wool pile weather strips – it provides a tighter seal, improves air filtration, improves noise insulation and is easy to install.

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E gaskets

E gaskets can be much more challenging to replace than other glazing seals as they are clipped into the frame of a range of windows and door systems.

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Wedge gasket weather seals

Wedge gaskets are commonly used as a weather seal for window frames and a range of doors, including aluminium, timber and uPVC systems. They can carefully, but quite simply be replaced should there be a leak in the existing gasket.

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Bubble and Flipper seals

Bubble and Flipper seals

Bubble, Flipper and Bubble-flip glazing seals are commonly found as they are usually the easiest weather seals to replace for doors and windows. The old seals can simply be pulled out, whilst a new seal can be pushed into the empty gasket groove to ensure the window is efficiently sealed against the weather, draughts and energy loss.