Does heat shrink plastic on windows?


does heat shrink plastic on windows help keep the cold out?

  6 answers
  • Mary lu Mary lu on Oct 20, 2018

    yes, it acts like a storm window or double-pane window.

  • Leah Leah on Oct 20, 2018

    Yes, but the newest is using bubble wrap. It adds like a double window with a bonus of color the sun makes in the bubbles. The net shulould tell you how to apply. You can buy it in rolls from an office supply, maybe Lowes, Amazon.

  • Ron Ron on Oct 20, 2018

    thank you

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Oct 20, 2018

    It does. We have own 2 older homes that are rentals and always offer to add the plastic to the windows to help keep the utilities down for our tenants.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 20, 2018

    If you prefer, add heavy weight draperies with thermal liners to your windows. Draperies measuring 2.5 to 3x the width of the drapery rod (plus 'returns") offer the best insulating value.

  • Gk Gk on Oct 21, 2018

    Yes--this heat shrink plastic works very well. It is often on sale in the fall and very easy to apply. You can try a few windows. I use it every year even though my windows are less than 10 years old. It is very cold in the winter where I live and I do everything I can to keep winter outside! You will notice less cold draft if you use this plastic and if you have storm windows you will notice that you don't get frost on the storm window glass.