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  How to fit Exiseal
   
Image showing location of both positions of Exiseal Before you start
Exiseal should be fitted in two places on a sash window. The first seal is in the gap between the two sashes using Exiseal without double sided tape. The second seal is between the top sash and the frame using Exiseal with double sided tape. This is to hold the Exiseal in place and is not meant to be a permanent fix.

We suggest you try a ‘dry fit’ first and then decide whether to use the tape to make a more permanent fix. Fitting without using the tape is much quicker and easier.

If you do use the double sided tape, you should clean or lightly sand the surface beforehand.

The age and condition of your sash windows will vary. Some will have large gaps and others very little gap. If you have any large gaps, (over 3mm), you may need to fit Exiseal in conjunction with a foam strip type excluder to completely seal out the draught. This usually only applies to the seal at the top of your window where the sash meets the frame.

Timing
A sash window measuring 1 meter wide should take you less than 15 minutes once you are used to fitting. Allow 30 minutes for the first one to familiarise yourself with the fitting techniques.

How much do I need?
Measure the width of each window. If your window is for example 1 metre wide, you will need 1 metre of Exiseal with double sided tape and 1 metre without tape.
Total cost £3.49 (excludes P&P)

Scroll down for guidelines on how to fit Exiseal
   
Close up of top of Exiseal positioning FITTING EXISEAL TO THE TOP SASH
To fill gaps UP TO 4mm between the top sash and frame

  1. Check the depth of the gap to be filled. If it is below 4mm. (If over 4mm, you may need to fit a foam strip type excluder to the top frame. See instructions below on Fitting Exiseal in large gaps).
  2. Roughly measure the length of Exiseal required. You can do this at ground level by holding the Exiseal across the width of the sash and cutting slightly over size.
  3. At this stage we strongly recommend you do a ‘dry run’ by pushing the Exiseal into the gap with the window closed and locked and without removing the double sided tape backing strip. You may find that this gives a tight enough seal and no further steps are required. If not, continue with the following steps.
  4. Lower the top sash to it’s maximum open position. This will reduce the working height.
  5. Clean the top edge of the sash frame using suitable materials. The condition of your windows will determine how much preparation is required.
  6. You can now fit the Exiseal strip, tail facing away from you and double sided tape facing down. The position to apply the strip is with the round head approximately 2mm short of the leading edge of the sash as shown in the fig opposite. Do not set the strip tight in to the leading edge of the sash frame as this may stop the window from being closed.
  7. Starting at one end peel back about 5cm of the tape backing paper and fold away from you at approximately 45 degrees.
  8. Working along the Exiseal, carefully peel back the tape backing and press down on the double sided tape along the full width of the window.
  9. Close and lock the window.

 

Close up of bottom of Exiseal positioning Fitting Exiseal in large gaps
To fill gaps OVER 4mm between top sash and frame

Gaps over 4mm are unusual but if they occur, it is mainly at the top seal. First you will need to fit a foam draught excluder strip to the top frame as follows:

  1. With the window closed and locked, fit the self adhesive foam strip to the top frame across the full width. The fig opposite shows where this should be applied. You should follow the manufacturer’s instructions for whichever strip you use.
  2. Exiseal strip can now be fitted as before. Lower the top sash to it’s maximum open position. This will reduce the working height.
  3. Clean the top edge of the sash frame using suitable materials. The condition of your windows will determine how much preparation is required.
  4. Fit the Exiseal strip, tail facing away from you and double sided tape down. The position to apply the strip is shown in the fig opposite. Set the strip tight into the leading edge of the sash so the bead aligns with the foam strip.
  5. Starting at one end peel back about 5cm of the tape backing paper and fold away from you at approximately 45 degrees.
  6. Working along the Exiseal, carefully peel back the tape backing and press down on the double sided tape along the full width of the window.
  7. Close and lock the window.
Fitting Exiseal in the gap between two sashes
  1. Roughly measure the length of Exiseal required by holding it across the width of the window. Mark the cut position by holding your thumb in place and cut through the Exiseal with a good quality pair of scissors. (Please take care not to cut through the end of your thumb!).
  2. With the tail facing down, start to feed the Exiseal into the gap between the two sashes. Don’t worry about pushing it all the way home at this stage.
  3. If there is an obstruction along the length of the gap such as a window lock, cut the Exiseal just short of the lock and start feeding in again on the other side of it. If you want to open the window with Exiseal fitted, allow enough space for the lock to operate (see fig opposite).
  4. Once the Exiseal is in position, you can push it down into the gap as far as it will go. If the gap is wider than the thick top bead of Exiseal, (6mm), push it down into the gap. The further in it goes, the better the seal. (Pulling the lower sash towards you or pushing the upper sash away may help).
  5. Close and lock the window.

 


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How much do I need
Simply measure the width of the windows you wish to seal and total them up. Click the Add to Cart button. You will then be taken to the PayPal secure payments page where you can enter the total length. Enter equal lengths of Exiseal with and without double sided tape.


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Please Note: Exiseal is sold by the metre and supplied in one piece.

For example, if you require 6.23 metres in total, enter the quantity as 7 on the payments page, you will then receive a full 7 metre length, which you can then cut to your desired size(s).

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