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Old 01-04-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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Drafty Aluminium Exterior Doors


One of my clients (a commercial space) has a problem with the aluminium/glass doors that form the entry to their waiting room ... there is a gap of approx 4mm where the 2 doors meet. The doors came with a standard weather strip (the very short carpet type material) which is totally insufficient in this case; we get a lot of wind & rain. I have not managed to find a product suitable for aluminium doors (only white or brown available locally and only for single door use ie. where one door shuts against a door casing as opposed to up against another door - french door style).
The doors have a small channel running the height in to which the existing weather strip slots ... so ideally looking for something 'meatier' that can be substituted. Anyone recommend a brand or store (in Vancouver area) so I can focus my search? Local stores are useless when it comes to anything beyond the basics.

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[yes I know I said 'aluminium' but I'm British and I still say 'pavement', 'boot', and ... 'aluminium ;-) ]

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Old 01-05-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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This weatherstrip is called an astragal and depending on the manufacturer is available in longer pile. check on the exterior lower face of the door to see if a manufactures nameplate is affixed to door ( some common names are:KAWNEER, EFCO, ALUMALINE, VISTAWALL, TUBELITE, ARCH, HOWMET AND PPG ) once you know the name then any glass shop can order replacement pile, also the ms lock faceplate may have it's weatherstrip needing replaced as well.
If your able to find a name on the door, let me know i'll get you the part numbers and find you a supplier, good luck

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Many thanks ... I'll find out then post here. Thanks for the offer
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This weatherstrip is called an astragal and depending on the manufacturer is available in longer pile. check on the exterior lower face of the door to see if a manufactures nameplate is affixed to door ( some common names are:KAWNEER, EFCO, ALUMALINE, VISTAWALL, TUBELITE, ARCH, HOWMET AND PPG ) once you know the name then any glass shop can order replacement pile, also the ms lock faceplate may have it's weatherstrip needing replaced as well.
If your able to find a name on the door, let me know i'll get you the part numbers and find you a supplier, good luck
The make is 'Standard Aluminium Products Inc.'
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Bonzai, standard aluminum products inc is the distributor/supplier for aluminum doors made by other companies, I would need to know which brand you have there.
Googling them did give company info, see if there are any other name tags on the pair of doors, or better yet a close up picture of the doors would help in identifying them.
let me know what you find.
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