Weatherproofing Other Window Types

 

 
Regardless of your window type, the same weatherproofing principles apply. However, there are some unique features to specific types of window that may require some modification.
 

For sliding windows you will want to attach metal V-channels to the windows where the sash fits. You will also want to attach reinforced felt around the remaining three sides of the sash. Use a tubular gasket to seal the gap where the sashes meet.

 

 

 

 

If you have casement windows, you will want to attach self-adhesive, foam compression strips around the window stops on all four sides of the sash. Remember that self-adhesive strips won't stick if the surface is too cold (about 50 degrees F). If that is a consideration, be sure to substitute high-quality neoprene strips.

 

 

 

 

Metal- and vinyl-clad windows are no different than wood-frame windows, except you must use only self-adhesive weather stripping products so that you do not puncture the cladding of the metal or vinyl windows.

 

 

 
 

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