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How many feet of the PVC strip do I need for my door?

First, you need the width and height measurements for the doorway you are covering. Round up to full feet only (i.e., 11' 2" should be 12')

Then you will need to decide what width you need the strip to be and the percent of overlap that you want. The common overlap percentages are 25%, 33%, 50%, 67%, 75%, and 100%.

Use those numbers to find the linear footage factor on the chart below.

Linear Footage Factoring

Strip widths 25% overlap 33% overlap 50% overlap 67% overlap 75% overlap 100% overlap
4" - - 4 6
6" - 2 - 3 - 4
8" 1.75 - 2 - 2.5 3
12" - 1.2 1.35 1.5 - 2
16" .875 - 1 - 1.2 1.5

Take the factor from the chart and multiply it by the strip door width (in feet). The result is the number of strips required for the strip door.

Multiply the number of strips required by the strip door height (in feet). The result is the number of linear feet of strip material that is required for your strip door.

Title: How many feet of the PVC strip do I need for my door?
Description: Calculating the number of feet of PVC strip you need for your strip door.
Published: 12/6/2007
Last Edited: 1/5/2023
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