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"Squishiness" of 58-174?

A quick learner says:
Hi, I have a question about your Prime Door Sweep, part number 58-174. It measures 1/2" in height, but my door opening at the bottom is only 1/4". I'm trying to confirm how "squishy" the 1/2" high weatherproofing is--will it have no issues compacting down to half its size--will it make the door too difficult to open, in your experience?

I have six of these weatherproofing strips in six different doors that need replacement, so I want to be sure before I buy so many of them.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! We've made an animated image showing the 58-174 at an approximate 1/4" compression. As you can see, it can still work but it will be a tight fit. Take a look and see what you think.
A SWISCO animated image of the 58-174's compression.
A handy person says:
Thank you--I just installed these and they fit great!
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