- Foam weatherstrip tape provided in rolls or pre-cut strips
- Wide range of materials for varying levels of sealing
- Quick peel and stick to apply
- Indoor and outdoor options
- Saves energy and heating/cooling costs
- Blocks air flow and weather from infiltrating the home
- Compressible foam seals against outside elements
- Provides light, dirt, and dust barrier
Foam and rubber weatherstripping can provide a significant reduction in heating or cooling bills. According to The California Energy Commission:
“Floors, walls, ceilings, and doors and windows all combine to make up the “energy envelope” of your home. Weatherstripping seals around doors and windows to help make your home airtight.
Weatherstripping is probably the least expensive, simplest, most effective way to cut down on wasted energy in the winter and summer. Improperly sealed homes can squander 10 to 15 percent of the homeowner’s heating dollars and reduce the effectiveness of air-conditioning in the summer.
While most new doors and windows come with factory-applied weatherstripping, such designs are a recent innovation. Millions of doors and windows across the country have little or no weatherstripping. Since most doors have a space – sometimes as much as a quarter inch or more – between the bottom of the door and the floor, large amounts of air can flow in and out of the house. For a typical 36-inch entry door, a quarter-inch small crack can leak as much air as a nine-square-inch hole in the wall.”
LAMATEK provides foam weatherstripping tape with adhesive backing on one side. It takes almost no time to install and requires no tools (except scissors or a utility knife). Simply cut it to the proper length, peel off the paper backing and stick the tape in place. Nothing could be simpler.
Foam weather seal tapes are provided in rolls of tape on a 3″ core tube or in large volume spools for longer run applications. LAMATEK also provides custom cut strips and adhesive backed pieces on a roll for quick pick production line processes.
We provide our weather stripping in a variety of materials to provide the best performing seal at the lowest cost to you:
PVC Foam Weatherseal Tape
PVC Foam tape provides a longer term, durable seal due to the ability to recover from compression over a longer span of time. When it is compressed, PVC tape forms a water and air tight seal. Because of its inherent fire retardency and resistance to UV, or ultra violet, rays (like the sun) vinyl foam tape is an ideal choice for sealing leaks around external windows and doors. It is also available in either black or light grey which helps it blend in with your decor.
Rubber Sponge Weatherstripping
Rubber Sponge provides an excellent seal with good durability. Neoprene rubber and EPDM foam tapes are available in black only. Like PVC, rubber weathersealing provides a good seal against outside elements including moisture. Rubber sponge is best suited for sealing applications that do not require compression recovery from repetitive resealing (like the opening and closing of windows and doors). Therefore, we recommend neoprene foam tape for sealing applications where the tape will be put in place and then left alone.
Urethane Foam Tapes
Polyurethane foams like Ether and Ester provide superior insulating properties at a very low cost. In fact, urethane foam bears R values similar to fiberglass insulation. While they are not as resistant to environmental conditions, these low density foam tapes serve as excellent light and air barriers. Urethane will also keep out dust, dirt, and tiny pests. In short, urethane tapes are better suited for indoor weatherstripping where direct exposure to moisture or UV light is limited.