With winter upon us, it’s important to make sure your home is ready for the onslaught of cold. Of course, new windows are the most efficient way to ensure that your home is ready for anything. But if new window installation isn’t feasible right now, there are other less expensive measures that you can employ to keep the cold at bay.
Rubber Weather Sealing
These self-adhesive strips are inexpensive, readily available at hardware stores, and are great at keeping out drafts. Watch out when you remove them, however, as the sticky side can leave a gummy residue or even damage paint.
Window Insulation Film
Another inexpensive, effective option is to apply a plastic film that sticks to double-sided tape and is then shrunk with a hair dryer. The downside? Your windows will look like something in the frozen meats department of your grocery store. Pro tip: When it’s time to remove the film, use your hair dryer on the tape to release the glue.
Heavy fabrics help to insulate and keep out drafts. But they only work when they’re closed, so you might start missing the sunlight.
Also known as honeycomb shades, this type of window treatment is modeled after the internal structure of honeybees’ nests. They’re easy to install, but are a bit more expensive than the other options.
Insulate Sliding or Patio Doors
Don’t forget to make sure your sliding glass doors are well taken care of. Make sure any cracks around the door are sealed; these larger doors can settle and shift over time, and those little gaps can cause a lot of cold air to come inside.
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