Diy window insulation ideas

Thermal curtains are a grand way to retain heat in your home during the winter. The only drawback is to be most effective, they need to be closed. I personally prefer to let in as much light as possible during the winter months, so thermal curtains are not the best solution for me.

Diy window insulation ideas

As a note: thermal curtains do work well in the summer too, as they can assist block out the sunss boiling rays.

Level of Difficulty: Easy


Use Foam Tape

Highly-sticky foam tape is a grand weather-proofing alternative to doors that may be slightly warped and dont own a true and snug fit. Simply cut to size and secure in the areas with a draft.

Level of Difficulty: Easy


Install New Sweeps

Replacing ancient door sweeps with new ones can make a world of a difference.

Diy window insulation ideas

This Ancient Houses contractor, Tom Silva, recommends purchasing a wood sweep that can be painted or stained to match your or door.

To ensure a excellent fit, shut the door, measure the length of the door, and cut the size you need. There are a few diverse kinds of sweeps (like heavy duty, drip-cap and brush) asking an expert at your local hardware store which one is correct for you will assist ensure you get the best bang for your buck.

Level of Difficulty: Easy


Diy window insulation ideas

Apply Rigid Foam Insulation And Foil Stripping

Tom Silva from This Ancient House shows you how to insulate windows with sash weights. Watch the video and get the instructions here.

Level of Difficulty: Moderate


Diy window insulation ideas

Apply Window Film

I used interior window film at an ancient apartment and it worked grand. It looks love saran wrap and when put in put and heated with a hair-dryer, shrinks and seals drafty windows.

Diy window insulation ideas

My pro tip: recruit a friend to assist hang on larger windows, its much easier that way!

Level of Difficulty: Easy


Use Weatherstripping

Weatherstrips are an inexpensive way to assist seal drafty doors and windows. This guide from Lowes can assist you knock out this task in a few simple steps.

Level of Difficulty: Easy


Diy window insulation ideas

Use A Door Snake

If you own a drafty window or door, these little snakes are a must-have in your home. Placed at the bottom of the door or window, these weighted fabric tubes assist block out the unwanted chill. Get the DIY instructions here.

Diy window insulation ideas

Not crafty? Simply roll up a towel and put on the floor.

Diy window insulation ideas

Its better than nothing.

Level of Difficulty: Simple Moderate


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