We have cheapo aluminum window frames, since that seems, for some reason i
can't understand, all that gets used in this area. They're double-paned,
but the frames aren't sealed, so the frames have Zero insulation value.
What I'm wondering is whetehr I can get away with using silicon sealant on
the outsides, where there are various gaps and openings, so as to give the
things something resembling insulation value.
If that can't be done, is there anything tat van be applied over the
outside or the inside of the metal that would offer some sort of insulation
- Kris K.
Well, yeah. But what Imean is, there is not even an *option* to get better
windows put in. We had gotten some super windows while living in th
eToronto area, but the frames were all wooden (ours are mortered-in on the
first floor, which is all brick), so replacement wasn't all that difficult.
THey were bloody expensive but the house was downright *toasty* in the
Winter, IOW, we saved bundles on the heating bills.
ANyway, they don't even have that option down here. Seems nuts to me. It
took a lot fo searching to find a place that offered the Tyvek and
TechShiled as options.
No, the frames themselves have little slits at the bottom. ALso, tehy're
just screwed together. I just wanted to check whether they'd rot or
something if I sealed them up.
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