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Pella Patio door seals

A home owner from Michigan says:
This appears to be a good replacement for the seals on my Pella sliding patio door in terms of size. The current seals on the horizontal sides (top and bottom) has a very stiff kerf piece, presumably to help keep in in place when the door slides against it. Do you think this seal will work or is there a better part?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I can't say for sure, I don't know what you have installed now. Could you remove a small sample and show us a picture of it from the end? For reference, we need to see your seal from the same angle which we show our 58-153. Can you also confirm your dimensions? Pella usually has very specific parts, and since 58-153 is not a genuine Pella product I'm not sure if it will work.
A home owner from Michigan says:
It looks identical to your P/N 58-153, including the measurements. The potential difference is that the main support piece for the barbs (the vertical piece in the above picture) is a fairly stiff plastic. This piece of weatherstrip is on the top and bottom of a sliding patio door. The stiff barb support would make it next to impossible for the weatherstrip to be pulled out by the sliding door. I suspect yours may work but there would be the possibility that the door could pull it out if it stuck to the door.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
The kerf mount used on the 58-153 has a stiff nylon center with rubber-like bars. It's a little more flexible than what you might have but it's still designed to stay in place once installed.
A home owner from Michigan says:
Sounds like it will work just fine. I will be ordering enough to do 2 door walls!
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