If you live in an area with brutally cold winters, chances are you struggle to find ways to keep warm. While there isn’t a cure-all way to ridding your home of the cold, there are some window insulation tips that can help. See how you can keep your home warmer this winter with these window insulation tricks.
- Weather strip your windows. If you find that a window in your house doesn’t seem to be airtight and that there is air leaks, weather stripping is a quick and easy solution for your problem. Before you head to the store, properly measure and size your windows for the stripping.
- Apply insulating window film. Similar to weather stripping, applying insulating window film is a great way to reduce the amount of cold air that enters through your windows in the winter. This protective film can also help keep cold air in during the summer time when you are running your air conditioner. Before you make a purchase, take down your window’s measurements to find the right size film.
- Invest in cellular shades. Cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades) are available in a variety of options, allowing you to find a color and style that will suite your existing home decor. They are available in single, double and triple cell. As a general rule, the larger the pleating, the stronger the insulation it provides. Since there are many different types of cellular shades – like light filtering and blackout shades – consider what area of the home the shades will be installed (for example, you might want blackout cellular shades in your bedroom to create an optimal sleeping environment).
- Make a DIY draft snake. If you are in need of a quick solution to your drafty windows, look into DIY draft snake projects. There are a number of quick and easy ways to make these draft-stoppers using everyday household items. For instance, take a pair of old socks and use the stuffing from an old pillow or stuffed animal. Fill the sock, then quick-stitch the open end together. Place your newly crafted draft snake at the base of your front door or on a windowsill to prevent the cold air from seeping in!
Follow these easy tips and tricks to help insulate your windows and beat the winter blues. For more window insulation tips, reach out to the Bucks County window treatment experts at Blind Builders.
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