Should I use 58-002 or 58-127?
A home owner from New Jersey says:
October 9, 2011
I need to replace the wool pile weather stripping on my vinyl windows. The existing wool pile is gray, measures 3/16" by 3/16" and has a center fin (the existing wool pile is compressed, but pile height was measured using the center fin). Do you recommend replacing with 58-002, which has no center fin, or 58-127, which has a center fin but may have pile that is slightly too long. Thank you for the help.
Mike from SWISCO responded:
October 11, 2011
It is hard to say. You do not want to go with a woolpile that is too large because it could hinder the smooth operator of your windows but you want the most complete seal as you can get. It is possible your original woolpile has worn down a bit over the years and was larger to begin with.