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How Much Does Weather Stripping Cost?

Typical Range: $128 - $388

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Weather Stripping Cost

Weather stripping costs an average of $253, or between $128 and $388. Many homeowners complete more than one project at a time, which affects cost. Other cost factors include materials and the number of doors and windows that need sealed.

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  1. Weather Stripping Cost Calculator
  2. Replacing Weather Stripping
  3. Weather Stripping Prices
  4. Weather Stripping Doors
  5. Weather Stripping Windows
  6. DIY vs. Installing a Weather Stripping Installer
  7. FAQs

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$253
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$128 - $388
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$60 - $762

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Replacing Weather Stripping

Replacing old weather stripping costs an average of $255, or about the same as installation. You may pay more if the pro has to remove any old material. Repair or replace if you notice things becoming cracked, brittle, dry, bent, loose or otherwise dysfunctional.

Weather Stripping Prices

Type of Weather StrippingPrice
Tapes$10.27 for a 7-foot roll
V-Strips$3.97 for a 17-foot roll
Gaskets$5.99 for a 10-foot roll
Door Sweeps$10 per unit
Magnetic$20.50 per strip
Felt$2.78 for a 17-foot roll
Fin Seal$18.50 for 100 feet

Weatherstripping costs can range from about $90 to $105 per project, and most homeowners do more than one project at once. Here’s a look at costs for sealing different parts of your home. Estimate the size of the project by finding the number of drafty windows and doors in your house. Here’s what you can expect to pay for each:

  • $94 per interior door
  • $64 per exterior door
  • $103 per window

You can seal drafty windows and doors in several ways. Here’s a quick list of the most popular materials.

Tapes

  • $10.27 for a 7-foot roll.
  • Best for: Door jambs, window jambs, window sashes, door bottoms.
  • Pros: Good sealant, effective against wind.
  • Cons: Low durability, highly visible, produces greenhouse gas emissions.

Weather stripping tape is inexpensive and perfect for filling oddly shaped gaps. You can cut the tape to size with scissors or a utility knife. Most tapes are also self-adhesive, making application simple and effective. Be sure to apply weather stripping tape only to clean surfaces.

V-Strips

  • $3.97 for a 17-foot roll.
  • Best for: Double-hung window jambs, tops and sides of doors.
  • Pros: Durable, invisible, effective.
  • Cons: Difficult to install.

V-strips are thin, flexible strips of metal or vinyl. Metal v-strips are more affordable than vinyl options.

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Gaskets

  • $5.99 for a 10-foot roll.
  • Best for: Doorstops, window stops, inside window sashes, outside window sashes, door bottoms.
  • Pros: Easy to install, low costs, self-adhesive.
  • Cons: Visible.

Gaskets fit onto the bottom of doors and windows.

Door sweeps

  • $10
  • Best for: Interior and exterior door bottoms.
  • Pros: Easy install, adjustable, reduces carpet drag. 
  • Cons: Price.

Door sweeps fit onto the bottom of a door and help eliminate under-door drafts.

Magnetic

  • $20.50 per strip.
  • Best for: Doors, double-hung windows and sliding window channels.
  • Pros: Effective seal. 
  • Cons: Price.

Magnetic weather strips fit into the top and sides of your doorjambs and create an airtight seal.

Felt

  • $2.78 for a 17-foot roll.
  • Best for: Doorjambs.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install. 
  • Cons: Ineffective, susceptible to moisture, very visible.

Felt is an inexpensive, easy-to-install sealant. You can cut felt with scissors or a utility knife. Some felt comes with a metal reinforcement.

Fin Seal

  • $18.50 for 100 feet.
  • Best for: Sliding doors, sliding windows.
  • Pros: Durable. 
  • Cons: Difficult to install.

Fin seal weather strips have piles like carpet. Piled weather strips are perfect for sliding doors and windows.

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Weather Stripping Doors

Hinged doors

Hinged doors require stripping around the jamb. Be sure to include floor sweeps in your project. Standard measurements: 3 feet by 6.6 feet.

French doors

French doors need stripping around the jambs and areas where the two doors meet. Floor sweeps will also help insulate your home. Standard measurements: 2.5 feet by 6.6 feet, 2.6 feet by 6.6 feet, 2.8 feet by 6.6 feet,  3 feet by 6.6 feet, 4 feet by 6.6. feet, 5 feet by 6.6 feet, 6 feet by 6.6 feet.

Sliding glass doors

Sliding glass doors need sealed where the sliding part of the door meets the jamb. It’s best to use piled stripping with sliding glass doors; any brand works well. Standard measurements: Sizes vary widely.

Garage doors

Garage door sealing goes along the exterior of the door’s opening. Also include an under-door weather guard to keep out water and seal the bottom. Research different types of seals that work best for the type of door you have and the climate you live in. Standard measurements: 8 feet by 7 feet, 9 feet by 7 feet, 10 feet by 7 feet.

Dutch Doors

Dutch doors need stripping around the jambs —similar to hinged designs — as well as beneath the top half of the door. Include floor sweeps to boost your door’s insulation value. Measurements: 2.5 feet by 6.6 feet, 2.6 feet by 6.6 feet, 3 feet by 6.6 feet. Some custom and design-oriented doors differ in size. Make sure to measure your doors before you begin your project.

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Weather Stripping Windows

Single-hung windows

Place weather stripping in the sash of the window. Standard measurements: 2 feet by 3 feet, 2 feet by 3.8 feet, 2.3 feet by 4.5 feet, 2.3 feet by 5.5 feet, 2.3 feet by 5.8 feet, 2.8 feet by 3.8 feet, 2.8 feet by 5.1 feet.

Side-sash and double-hung windows

Seal these windows between the sash stiles and jamb. Standard measurements: 2 feet by 3 feet, 2 feet by 3.8 feet, 2.5 feet by 4.5 feet, 2.5 feet by 5.5 feet, 2.5 feet by 5.8 feet, 2.8 feet by 3.8 feet, 2.8 feet by 5.1 feet.

Casement windows

Casement windows require weather stripping on the top, bottom and sides of the inside of the window. Standard measurements: Twin casement windows run 1.7 feet by 3.7 feet and 1.7 feet by 4.4 feet. Single casement windows run 2 feet by 3 feet, 2.5 feet by 4 feet and 2.5 feet by 4.9 feet.

Awning windows

Seal the side jambs of the window. Standard measurements: Standard sizes vary.  

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Bay windows

Place material between the sash stiles and jamb — like double-hung and side-sash windows. Standard measurements: Standard sizes vary.

DIY vs. Installing a Weather Stripping Installer

Many homeowners can tackle this as a DIY project. Check out our how to install weather stripping guide. Want to save yourself time and get a tight seal? Let a professional handle it.

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FAQs

How much does it cost to replace weather stripping on a garage door?

Garage door seals cost between $170 and $490 to replace. This cost includes:

  • Material
  • Labor
  • Supplies

Does weather stripping keep bugs out?

Yes, weather stripping can help keep bugs out. Insects and other pests find ways into your home through small cracks and spaces. Sealing your windows and doors decreases the chance that bugs make it inside. Consider installing door sweeps to stop bugs from getting in under the door.

How do I stop cold air from coming through my windows?

Weather strips are a cost-effective way to stop cold air from coming into your home through your windows. You can also:

  • Insulate your windows with window film.
  • Re-caulk your windows.
  • Hang insulated curtains.

What is the purpose of weather stripping?

Weather stripping saves energy in your home by sealing small openings in your windows and doors. Weather stripping windows and doors saves money on your utility bill and keeps your home more comfortable year-round.

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