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Sealing weep holes?

A quick learner from San Diego, CA says:
Hi, what a helpful site! I am possibly interested in the 26-216 model custom made with the flap door. The measurements of 1" x 3/16" with the 5/32" height of the insert clip would work perfectly. Our current weep hole covers (with flaps) do not do a great job at keeping bugs out, though. We have even considered finding a way to completely seal/plug the weep holes (as we live in San Diego and don't really need weep holes in our windows). Do you also carry a product that completely seals the weep holes or have any other recommendations? Thank you kindly!
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
If the weep holes are completely sealed, water could seep into the house. Can you remove the window sashes, and can the bottom track lift out? If so, you might want to try installing screens inside the holes.
A quick learner from San Diego, CA says:
Thank you. It doesn't appear that I can lift the bottom track out, but we might be able to configure a screen over the holes from the inside of the house. If not, how much would 26-216 with a flap cost for approx. 25-30? Thank you!
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Well, we do not stock a sweep hole cover with flap in this size. However, take a look at our 26-186. Could you substitute with something like this? I'm not sure what size hole you would have to drill for it, but you could try it out on a piece of cardboard until you get it right and then use the cardboard for a template on your window.

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A quick learner from San Diego says:
I was under the impression (from previous posts) that you could custom make 26-216 with a flap?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Oh, I'm sorry for the confusion. Unfortunately, we cannot custom make the 26-216.
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