Keep Your Home Warm by Insulating Your Windows

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Keep your homes warm with this quick and inexpensive solution. In my home I have window that are original to the home. They are 30 years old and in dire need of replacement. My windows are incredibly drafty. I can literally feel the money I loose when its cold. Sadly after purchasing a brand new HVAC system it left very little funds to replace my windows at this time. New windows would cost around $7,000 – $8,000, annnnnd right now, that is just not in the budget. Fortunately, I discovered an extremely affordable to solution to resolve my drafty windows while strolling the aisles of my Home Depot.
You really don't need a lot to do this.

The basics are

-Frost King Window insulation kit



-Tape Measure
Clean around the windows first and apply the double sided tape
remove the backing from the tape and apply the plastic sheet
Smooth and eliminate wrinkles by running a blow dryer over the plastic
You can also cover patio doors with simple bubble wrap.
Simply spray the window with water and apply the bubble wrap directly to the glass, bubbles facing the glass.
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  • Netie Ballew Netie Ballew on Dec 30, 2020

    How would u do this for a camper?? How strong would double tape work??

  • Diane Diane on Oct 19, 2021

    What I need to do this if I had double pane windows ?? Would it make a difference…

  • Aprile Aprile on Oct 19, 2021

    Any idea how to remove the sticky residue left from the double sided tape; I still have residue on my windows after using these. Never again.

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  • Aprile Aprile on Sep 30, 2021

    Used the Frost King insulation kit for our windows; still can't get the darn tape residue off of the window frame; never again.

  • Shalisse Byrd Shalisse Byrd on Oct 19, 2021

    put fabric softener and very warm water in a spray bottle. Half and half. Spray it on the tape residue. Let it set a minute. It comes right off. Comes off with a steamer also.

    • Aprile Aprile on Oct 19, 2021

      Thank you for the tip. Didn't see this before. This must be the 2nd time this article was here because I responded again - ha ha. Thanks again.