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        Hi all I decided just to keep my 40 y/o bow window and replace the rotten wood since it would be over $4k to replace. I need to add some weatherstripping to the windows. What type is best and how do you install it. I am thinking the rolls of adhessive foam strips and put that on the areas where the windows make contact with the stops. Should I stick it on the base or the Window? Is that the best type?

        Thanks.

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        Posts: 10 | Location: Chicago | Registered: Aug 29, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        the window might have some shallow grooves cut into the frame around the edge. look for them. if so, it was designed to use a vinyl extrusion, an O with a ribbed edge. that is a compressible weatherstrip with the ribbed edge pushing into that groove to hold it in place.

        in that case, go with the OEM weatherstrip, it will not deteriorate and will last longer. the big threat is if the window is opened and closed in freezing weather, which can pull the ribbed edge out of the frame.

        this is in the weatherstrip area of all better home centers.


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        Posts: 5487 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I don't think it ever had any weatherstipping. It just has wood against wood and two locks clamp it shut.
         
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