Getting rid of gaps in the front and exterior doors is possible thanks to the weatherstripping. This never fails to cover the breezes in the winter.
Due to its impressive benefits, people often look for its varieties. Thinking of that, I will try to present all types of door weather stripping in detail along with its best usage on indoor or outdoor doors.
Now, take get some coffee and continue to read!
5 Types of Door Weather Stripping for Interior Use
Not only the door weatherstrip is used for reducing winds but also to keep out the grimes, bugs, and rains.
And, this magical tool can save for up to 10% to 20% of energy bills on electricity use-ups (including heater). The door weatherstripping usually has various types based on one thing, which is material. Let’s learn about the types.
Under this heading, I’ll mention all weatherstrip types which can be used in front doors so that you can easily figure out the right style for your door.
In terms of ‘tolerance’ and ‘versatility’, nothing can get equal admiration like the silicon tapes. It is squeezable, supple, caring against rain and snow. But this doesn’t have UV rays’ safety for summer use.
As nearly all use it inside home fixtures, this won’t be a big mess. Plus, the silicon tape is super inexpensive.
- Casement windows.
- Interior doors.
- Double-hung window rails.
The foam weather stripping is a super cushion and rigid to reinforced in winter. It as well contains adhesive in the other part to stick to the door.
This type is perfect for uneven cracks. Out of all, I love the MAGZO Foam Weather Stripping to seal 1/8” door frame gaps and stand for a long time while costing less.
- Bottom parts of the barn door.
- Plastic and metal doors.
- Interior doors.
One of the most compression weather stripping for covering the gaps is V-seals. It is thin yet agile and costs less than silicon tapes. And this is super simple to attach thanks to the adheres attach on the sides to place easily with no nails.
- Covering thin cracks.
- Metal jambs.
- Metting rails.
It is pliable, thin, and sleek to seal around the gaps of windows and doors. A user needs to attach this using nails and hammers in door frames. The felt weather stripping would last around 1-2 years. I would recommend the Frost King S214/17H for better sealing.
- Sliding windows.
- Sliding glass doors.
- Old doors.
This is a strong material for door frame weather stripping. It comes in 2 forms such as roll and reinforced. Believe it or not, vinyl is both solid and easy to use for sealing tiny gaps. And using it requires screws and cutting to fit into the jamb.
- Moveable bedroom doors.
- Operable windows.
- Vinyl doors or windows.
4 Types of Exterior Door Weather Stripping
Most of the time, dirt, moisture and other filthy things enter the home through the entrance door. This section would be helpful for anyone who wants a weatherstrip for the outside door. Here’re all the exterior door weather stripping material down below:
To create an efficient air barrier to cover the gaps, rubber weather stripping would be one of the economic solutions. It is good for wood and metal. Amazing, isn’t it?
And, most rubber weather strips produced by China have separate shapes which are good for outside doors. Here’s what I mean:
- B type: Looks like the letter ‘B’ to cover the car door gaps.
- Double D type: Contain 2 letters of ‘D’ for striping window door.
- D type: This type of weatherstrip is ideal for sealing the 0.15” and 0.21” gap of the door.
- I type: Includes low width and more length which looks like the letter of ‘I’.
- P type: Exactly similar to the letter ‘P’ to cover maximum openings of the door.
- T type: This type of weatherstrip for doors has the appearance of a ‘T’ letter.
- V type: The opening of this type of weatherstrip is similar to the ‘V’ letter.
- Y type: It is one of the most common types which looks like the ‘Y’ letter.
- Z type: Cover like the letter ‘Z’ on the door.
- Flush & fresh doors.
- Single-hung windows.
- Balcony doors.
As it turns out to be great to provide sealing on the outside, most people love the gasket-style on entrance doors. This does come in vinyl, foam, and sometimes in rubber forms. And installing it requires strong adhesive, screws, and nuts for proper coverage.
- Garage doors.
- Seal drafts and humidity.
- Keeping out dust.
The door sweep is one of the most-used weatherstrips for exterior doors. And, the pricing is logical so is the quality. It needs the backing of glue, screws to use in the bottom part only.
Most use them for industrial purposes. If you are looking for one, I would suggest using the BAINING White Door Sweep for its 3-layer outline to closure properly.
- Metal doors.
- Strom doors.
- Sliding glass doors.
Work same as the gasket, the magnetic weatherstrip would be ideal to cover the exterior doors. Not only it is good for the bottom side of the door but also suits the upper sides. However, it might cost more than other options.
- Steel doors.
- Double-hung and sliding windows.
- Wood entry door.
Picking a specific one would be easier by learning the types of door weather stripping. And, all of them do a great job to seal the door gaps on either interior or exterior doors.
So, if you plan to add a new weatherstrip to your door or just want to know about this topic, here you have it. Just pick one based on your door type and install it yourself or call for an expert. Best Of Luck!
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