Custom weather stripping from Elasto Proxy can meet the challenges of static or dynamic sealing in hot or cold weather conditions.
Here in the northern hemisphere, the days are becoming colder. In Canada, where Elasto Proxy is headquartered, the snows will arrive long before December 21, the first day of winter. At offices and factories across North America, doors and windows that let warm air out and cold air in mean higher heating costs. Leaky door and windows can also make occupants less comfortable and workers less productive.
Standard weather stripping can help, but what if your sealing and insulation application requires a specialized solution? After all, off-the-shelf rubber products aren’t designed and manufactured with your specific needs in mind. For a custom sealing solution you can count on, choose weather stripping from Elasto Proxy. All weather stripping isn’t the same, and selecting a custom-fabricated rubber product can save you time and money in the end.
How Custom Weather Stripping Works
Custom weather stripping is installed between two surfaces to prevent the flow of gases or liquids. In outdoor applications, the gas is usually air and the liquid is usually water. Static seals are used when there’s no relative motion between mating surfaces, such as the windows in a skyscraper. Dynamic seals are recommended when there’s motion or movement between two sealing surfaces, such as the front door and door frame in the entrance to an office building.
Custom-fabricated weather stripping from Elasto Proxy is available for both static and dynamic sealing, and can be cut-to-length and supplied with an adhesive backing for peel-and-stick installation. Closed cell medium-density neoprene foams resist aging and are a popular choice for static sealing. Silicone and EPDM weather strip materials are also strong choices. If you’re not sure which type of rubber compound you need custom-fabricated, contact our solutions providers.
When Standard Weather Stripping Fails
Often, the materials that are used in standard weather stripping form a static seal. Because these compounds aren’t designed for dynamic sealing, they may demonstrate poor compression set recovery with repeated opening and closing. This can cause improper sealing or even seal failure with commercial doors, the doors to mobile equipment such as snow plows, and the doors for electronic enclosures. Winters can be tough, but remember that summertime conditions can cause sealing challenges, too.
For example, when a cold-weather company needed to supply electronic enclosures to warm-weather locations, the manufacturer discovered that standard weather stripping couldn’t withstand the summer sun. That’s when the company asked Elasto Proxy for a specialized sealing solution. The custom-fabricated weather stripping that we supplied was used to retrofit hundreds of cabinets, helping the electronics inside the enclosure to stay dry and the supplier to keep its contract.
How Custom-Fabrication Saves You Time and Money
Are you considering custom weather stripping for doors, windows, or electronic enclosures? Are wondering whether custom fabrication is the right choice for your sealing and insulation requirements? In a white paper from Elasto Proxy, we explain what you need to know about manufacturing costs, opportunity costs, and more. Download your copy of “Make It or Buy It: The Business Case for Custom Fabrication” today.