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Insulating Your Windows

Posted by Environment Smart on 09/17 at 10:18 PM
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If you live in an area with a cold winter climate, you might be starting to think about what you should do regarding your drafty windows. Winterizing them with plastic is a practical option. It will certainly help to reduce your winter heating costs. Debbie Anderson’s video and description on how to insulate a window against winter is easy to follow.

To get you started you will need to visit your hardware store for a couple of window insulation kits. A patio door kit is enough for about two average sized windows. You will also need a roll of double-sided tape (to supplement what comes with the kit), a pair of scissors, and blow dryer and a clean towel. If you are a resourceful person, you may want to contact a packaging company for some end-of-roll shrink wrap. This is the end of a roll of shrink wrap film that is used on a shrink wrap machine. There is often still 25’ to 100’ left on the end of the roll when it needs to be replaced. That is enough to keep you going for a few years (depending on how many windows you have). It is certainly a cheaper alternative to the window insulation kits.

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