Monday, November 21, 2011

Air Infiltration

Continuing our quest to stop the cold air drafts. This post we started placing plastic over the windows. In the store they sell the really clear plastic where if you do a great job of installing you don't even know it is there. Well because of our son 

I decided to go for a 4 mil plastic. It is much thicker and when my son grabs it I hope much less likely to tear.


You can purchase the same double side sticky tape. One word of caution is to make sure your walls are clean. If your tape doesn't stick this is all for naught. You can make an alcohol wipe to clean your walls.

Choose your window, measure a couple inches past the frame to allow the plastic to fully cover the window.  Measure your plastic. Cut and apply to wall. Really simple. Effective and Ugly.


The only good thing about this is that last week we had a contractor on site measuring to install new windows. They are currently on order. So hopefully by Christmas or the 1st of the year we will have all new windows throughout the entire house.

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