We normally put plastic over the larger windows for the winter.
This year, with the astronomical gas prices, we are thinking of putting
insulation over the unnecessary lower-level windows (kraft) with
plastic to hold it in place. I've read where two vapor barriers or not
ideal, but for the four worst months of winter, is that an issue?
Without replacing the windows, is there a better recommendation?
The windows in question are normally behind snow drifts, so there is no
On 19 Oct 2005 19:25:29 -0700, tom email@example.com wrote:
This will not work if you are using Windows XP, but will work fine for
Windows 95, 98, ME, or 2000. Windows XP does not allow for user
modifications and must be used as it was initially programmed.
Microsoft claims that Windows XP has better insulation value than
former versions, but has not demonstrated any proof.
If your windows is normally behind snow drifts, it may be time to
change you screen wallpaper to a spring or summer scene.
You might consider Styrofoam panels, see
Notice 1" thick panels have a R-5 value meaning 20% heat transmission
compared to air.
Only drawback need space to store over the summer.
Yes you can get water damage to your windows. I suggest going ahead
with your plan if you like, but go outside from time to time in the morning
and see if you see condensation on the windows. I suspect you will have
problems, but that depends on many factors.
You might want to do a little more research. Half inch foam board might
give you the same R-value as compressed fiberglass, would weather better and
be easier to install.
Your concerns make this abnormal 78 degree day with heat not yet activated a
little easier to take.
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