When replacing your drafty windows is simply not yet an option, there are still some things that you can do to prevent the cold air from entering your home. In fact, here is a list of three easy ways to insulate your windows when Old Man Winter arrives.
Buy Some Rubber Weather Sealing
The best things about rubber weather sealing are that the packages of it are cheap, and it is extremely easy to install. You can even buy packages of the self-stick strips online, or find them at your local hardware store. To install it, all you need to do is cut it down (so it fits the window’s dimensions), and then stick it wherever you want it. Just keep in mind that when you take this off, there may be a sticky residue left on the window.
Install Some Window Insulation Film
Just like rubber weather sealing, window insulation film is another fast and easy way to keep the cold from getting in. Not to mention, you can also get it everywhere! What’s more, most places sell it in kits that come with the plastic shrink film and a couple rolls of tape. To install the film, all you have to do is make sure it fits around the entire window, tape it, and then heat the plastic with a hair dryer to remove any wrinkles (if you want).
Get Your Hands On Some Draft Snakes!
Have you ever seen those long tubes made of fabric lying across the bottom of some windows? Well, these are what you call “draft snakes.” While there are certainly more benefits that come from installing rubber weather sealing and window insulation film, draft snakes can be an option for homeowners who only have some cold air coming through their window sills. Even better yet, you do not even have to go out and buy them—you can make them right in your home!
As window installers and contractors in South Jersey, we provide windows that will keep Old Man Winter out! To learn more about the windows we offer, or to hear more tips on how you can insulate your windows in the winter, just call us!