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Overview

Putting a seal on your window is a simple way to reduce drafts and save on your heating and cooling bills. We'll show you how easy it is to measure your window up and install the sealing tape in your window frame.

Steps

1Measure and cut weather strip to seal the window

Open your window and measure the dimensions of the inside of your frame where the window sits when it is closed. There are three different types of weather strip – brush, foam and rubber. Choose the weather strip that works for your window and cut it to size.
Person cutting weather strip with box cutter.

2Use weather strip to seal the window

Peel the adhesive backing off the pieces of weather strip and stick them into position on the frame of your window. Before you start, it is a good idea to clean the frame down with a damp cloth to remove any dirt and dust to help the weather strip stick.
Person sticking weather strip to window frame.

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.