Get rid of those draughts and increase the energy efficiency of your home by draught-proofing any gaps in casement windows.
Level of difficulty
Level 2: Intermediate
Things you’ll need
Spring or V-strip
The steps to follow
Note: With hinged casement windows, you can use weatherproof excluders to draught proof. You can also use compressible strips or V-strips.
- You can buy compressible strips that are self-adhesive strips from your local DIY shop
- Measure and cut the length of strips you need to attach to the rebate of your casement window
- Peel off the backing of the adhesive strip and fasten it to the rebate of the staff beads
- You might feel a bit of friction when opening and closing the window at first, but after a while, it will eventually adjust
- For windows that don’t accommodate compressible strips, you’ll need to use a V-strip
- V-strips are also called self-adhesive draught seals and can be fitted into gaps in the window. They exclude draught when windows are closed against them
- Measure the inner face of the window staff beads and cut the V-strip to size
- Peel off the backing of the adhesive strip and stick it onto the staff beads
- The V-strip should eliminate draft from coming in through the casement window
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