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Need Advice My house is freezing

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by Sherlock, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock New Member

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    Our house is freezing after sundown, I'm guessing the windows are letting in cold air but I am not sure what to do about it.

    I am reading about those do-it-yourself window film kits that are supposed to help keep the house warm. Anyone have any expericence with this?

    Any other ideas or suggestions?

    TIA!!
     
  2. wolf685cln

    wolf685cln New Member

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    Did you switch your damper over to winter mode? No ideas on the windows.... When I was young we applied the 'shrink wrap' and that seemed to do the trick at the time. Also heard that heavier fabrics over the windows helps a bit.
     
  3. grape

    grape New Member

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    Hi TIA,


    Just last week I had replaced the weather strip at the bottom of the door. Spend $5.00 for the weather strip from homedepot and installed it myself. To do this you would have to take the door off. It made a big difference in our house. Also make sure all your windows are latched.

    Good luck.
     
  4. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The window film kits are a cheap/temporary option to insulate those drafty windows and sliding glass doors. We used 3M in the past but Home Depot only sells the Frost King brand which does as good a job as 3M. Once you attach the plastic to the two sided adhesive strip on your window trim, take a hair dryer and gently blow warm air on the plastic. It shrinks the plastic and removes wrinkles leaving an airtight space between your window/door and the interior house. You won't believe the difference!
     
  5. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    I use this stuff

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...P_PARENT_ID&storeId=10051&Ntpr=1&ddkey=Search

    It's in a different looking container (all red) in our home depot but it works great. It's not as stinky as some of the others and peels off easy without damage in the summer time. I didn't bother to remove it on all windows as it helps with heat and cool leakage.

    I like this stuff the best as it's clear and you really can't see it when it's on the window.
     

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