More Information & Frequently Asked Questions About Spring Bronze Weatherstripping

We sell 3 types of bronze weatherstripping. The first two are spring bronze, as they are flexible. The third type is interlocking, which is more rigid and not springy.

The first type of spring bronze weatherstrip is called "Pro Type" and is a single leaf of bronze. This weatherstrip is able to be rolled and thus is easier to transport in long lengths. There is a crease in this weatherstrip about 3/16" of an inch from one edge. The nails are nailed in along this edge and the crease causes the other edge to spring up away from the surface. This type of weatherstrip is suitable for filling gaps from 1/16" up to 1/4".

The second type of spring bronze weatherstrip that we sell is call "V Shaped" or "Cushion Type". This weatherstrip is suitable for filling gaps from 1/8" up to 5/16". Since it is folded, it cannot be rolled and must be shipped in long cartons or tubes. Shorter lengths are more economical to ship while 7 and even 8 foot lengths can be shipped by oversize parcel services. Pieces longer than 8 feet must be shipped by motor freight.

The third type of bronze weatherstrip that we sell is called "Interlocking" weatherstrip. This weatherstrip is not springy and the seal is achieved either by two different metal strips touching each other or by the weatherstrip fitting into a saw kerf in the wood.


What width weatherstrip should I order for my door?
What width weatherstrip should I order for my door?

Should I use the Pro Type or the V-Shaped Spring Bronze?
Should I use the Pro Type or the V-Shaped Spring Bronze?

What is the best metal weatherstripping for double hung windows?
What is the best metal weatherstripping for double hung windows?

Why is my bronze weatherstrip a different color than the last time I purchased it?
Why is my bronze weatherstrip a different color than the last time I purchased it?

Which nails should I use with my bronze weatherstrip?
Which nails should I use with my bronze weatherstrip?

Are there holes punched in your bronze weatherstrip or how do you make the holes in it?
Are there holes punched in your bronze weatherstrip or how do you make the holes in it?

Which way should I position the spring bronze weatherstrip?
Which way should I position the spring bronze weatherstrip?

What is the best weatherstrip for swinging doors and windows?
What is the best weatherstrip for swinging doors and windows?

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