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Person sticking weather strip to window frame.

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.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.