I live in a triplex where we have alot of single pane windows.
It gets pretty cool some nights.
I don't open my window much, is there just a way to put up
precut/sealed insulation where my window is?
Is there a product like this available...lets say at Home Depot
Assuming you mean something clear, there's the plastic film that you stick
to the molding, and then shrink with a hair dryer. 3M's product seems to
work the best, and it's easy to remove in the spring.
It'd be worth trying some of the 3m window film. It is very effective
at sealing out drafts and their double sided take is very effective.
Use a hairdryer to smooth out the plastic, and it ends up no looking
that bad, and you still et light through the windows.
I lived in a really crappy old house in college HORRIBLY maintained
single pane wood windows that hadn't seen caulk in years, and the
window film made it SO much better. I recall having tried a discount
brand one year and concluding that the 3M kits were worth the extra
Use foamboard your window is likely rated R1 , the pink or blue is R
5.5 per inch and foilfaced R 7.2". Dont paint a sun exposed piece
black, it can melt from trapped radiation and even crack glass. It will
make you warmer, just pop out the panel in daytime if you wish. Plastic
film may add R 1-2 and helps a bit too.
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