Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HappyJack A funny
I thought that the reviews so far were pretty humorous. A number of individuals tried pulling the rubber seal through the length of the channel. Their complaints were that it was extremely hard to pull, you had to lubricate the channel to make it slide easier, and one person even ripped the rubber seal. Next time try installing one 36 inch edge of the rubber seal into one side of the channel groove, and then bend the rubber seal in half and install the other 36 inch rubber edge into the other side of the channel. Do not slide the rubber seal the length of the channel.
June 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYGuy Don't Slide It...Fold It
For those folks having trouble putting the vinyl weatherstripping in the aluminum channel, don't insert it into the end of the aluminum channel and try to pull it along. Instead, insert one edge of the weatherstrip into one slot of the aluminum channel along its entire length. Now starting near one end, squeeze the free edge of the weatherstrip down slightly (toward the previously secured edge) so that the vinyl becomes a slight U-shape; now you can insert this free weatherstrip edge into the opposite open slot of the aluminum channel. Work your way along the entire length of the aluminum channel a few inches at a time, folding and inserting as you go. When finished, go back and smooth the weatherstripping one final time to make sure both edges are secured in the slots of the aluminum channel. Doing it this way also avoids the problem of the any exposed screw heads that didn't seat completely in the countersunk holes that were drilled in the aluminum channel.
October 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 206fix Difficult assembly and poor attachment features
I purchased two of these at the same time and had identical experience.
It was very difficult to slide the vinyl weatherstripping into the aluminum channels. I ultimately had to gently pry the channels apart and lubricate, using pliers to pull the vinyl into place. Very dissapointing!
Only 3 pre-drilled holes were provided positioned such that cutting the sweep to fit a 32" door left only two holes.
The countersunk holes are essential for allowing the vinyl sweep to clear the screw heads.
I successfully installed both sweeps and am glad that these "invisible" sweeps are available, but was so dissapointed in the QC, instructions, and usability, that I felt prompted to rate this product
April 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Should have paid attention to the April & May 2013 comments!!!
Everything they said was true!! Vinyl strip VERY difficult to pull through rail even after heated and lubed - eventually tore. Cut rail down and left with only 2 screw holes - had to drill a third. Pan screw heads that were barely bigger than the holes - I replaced them with counter sunk. All in all this really should have been better designed for what should have been such a simple product!! Off to see if I can find a replacement vinyl strip somewhere.
December 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rspcharger It will eventually work
Screw heads were smaller than the hole in the aluminum & the were pan head, so they would have protruded into the track & blocked the vinyl.
The vinyl was nearly impossible to slide into the track. Required liberal amounts of WD-40 to even make it budge.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck Works great, fits a unique need and inexpensive
Simple product but seals really well: an aluminin strip, some screws and a rubber strip. Great price as it's cheaper than most weather stripping. You cut to the size of your door with a hacksaw, if needed, and screw into place. Install time with taking off and putting up the door: 5 minutes. Pay attention to spacing under the door, the rubber is firm so you need room for it. It ends up hidden under the door. Only downside; the door may be a little stiffer to close as this seals continually if your spacing is tight. (You need at least 1/2 an inch gap under the door)
I am also planning to glue this in place to an existing marble threshold to make a soundblock for the theatre door. Without this product, I'd be looking at replacing the threshold and what's available won't match the rest of the house.
To the reviewer who mentioned the screws breaking off: you need either some knowledge of basic home improvement or to follow the simple included directions closely. Did you predrill as mentioned in the installation instructions? If not, in a hardwood door, then yes, simple screws are likely to break or strip.
November 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BostonQuincy Garbage 2
Seems like a good product but I went to install and all 3 screw heads broke off. Tested a 4th on a piece of scrap wood and it broke off too
October 16, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by misscoco threshold saddle
the product was very easy to install.
I solved the drafty door issues.
very satisfied with delivery time too
February 5, 2011