Insulation and Window Film (49)
A window insulation kit is inexpensive, easy to install, and an effective way to save on HVAC energy costs. The kits come with a clear plastic wrap that is easily cut to size with a sharp knife which may be part of the set. They also come with double-sided tape to adhere the film to the inside of the windows before you shrink it so it sticks to the window’s surface. Once installed, clear insulation film lets in sunlight and keeps the heat inside the house by keeping cold air out, so you can worry less about energy bills in the winter. In the summer, the reduced thermal conductivity provided by these insulation kits keeps your home cooler by keeping warm air out. Apply weatherstripping to the edges of doors and windows to prevent drafts from entering through the gaps. These items are perfect for exterior doors, which often let in uncomfortable drafts during inclement weather.
Other types of window film come with backing, which, when removed, lets users dampen the film with water to make it sticky so it adheres to the window. If you’re looking to add privacy to the home, opt for opaque window film, which comes in a variety of attractive designs.
Choose film in a convenient roller that allows you to apply it to the inside of the window and then fasten and shrink it. For eco-friendly users, not only is the shrink film recyclable, but it also decreases the environmental impact associated with generating heating and cooling. The film is good for glazed doors, all types of windows, and is especially useful for enclosed porches or patios. Rolls vary in width and length, but typically come in sizes that provide up to 25 feet of insulation, enough for several doors and windows.