How Much Does Weather Stripping Cost?
Home sealing can help in lowering your household energy costs, especially during the heating and cooling seasons. Older materials used in previous sealing projects can become brittle and fail, making it important to periodically inspect and update products like weather stripping. Additionally, you may find that new drafts or a new home present the need for adding material where it hasn't been placed in the past. Costs can be calculated based on the material that will be used and the amount to be installed.
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Weather-stripping products are available in many thicknesses and quantities. You may find a package of material for just a couple of dollars, enough to do touch-up sealing. You'll also find heavy-duty materials for issues like garage door sealing, which are more expensive because of the thickness and design of the products. A package of weather-stripping material for the garage door may cost between $10 and $15. Products with higher densities may be more costly, but the pricing may be warranted due to increased durability. Bulk orders may result in savings that are important for keeping costs down on a large-scale sealing project.
If you are doing a comprehensive weather-stripping update in your home, then you will need to measure the areas to be treated so that you can purchase enough material. Most foam products are designed with adhesive backing, meaning that you shouldn't need any additional adhesives to install the material. Add the linear distances of the areas to be treated, and divide your total by the number of feet of material per package to determine how many packages are needed for your project. Because the materials tend to be low in cost, it's a good idea to keep one or two extra packages on hand for minor replacement jobs in the future.
If you aren't comfortable with portions of your project, you may want to consider hiring a handyman or home improvement contractor to assist in the installation of your materials. You can expect to spend at least $10 per hour on labor in addition to providing the materials for your project. It's important to consider a company that features licensed and bonded professionals. Although labor costs may be a little higher for such a contractor, you can benefit from a more secure professional relationship.
Last updated on Mar 31, 2016
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