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Applying Temporary Weatherstripping Instructions

  • Applying Temporary Insulation

    As a homeowner, you know that heating and cooling costs account for a significant portion of your monthly bills. After you have installed permanent window insulation in your windows, you may find that your windows could use some additional insulation. Especially in extremely cold or hot climates, and in older homes with single pane windows.

  • Overview

    There are several temporary insulation methods to eliminate cold spots from windows in older homes. You can use caulk cord, exterior plastic sheeting, or interior shrink wrap plastic sheeting. Each method will work for different situations and preferences.

  • Caulking Cord

    A seasonal method to seal your windows is with caulking cord. You can use caulking cord on the interior or the exterior of your windows. Simply unroll and press the cord into the creases between the window’s sashes and the window casing. This creates a wind proof seal against the outside elements.

  • Plastic Sheeting - Exterior Application

    You can use plastic sheeting on the interior or exterior of your windows to create a solid seal from the elements. Applying plastic to the outside is less noticeable from the inside of your home. To begin, stretch the plastic sheeting around your window. Staple the plastic to the top of your window. Next, staple the plastic along the bottom of the window after stretching it tight. Finally, stretch and staple the plastic to the sides of your window. After your plastic sheeting is stapled securely, trim the excess plastic from the edges of your window.

  • Plastic Sheeting - Interior Application

    You can also apply a stretch kit to the interior of your windows. This type of insulation is easier to use than an exterior application, and will not be noticeable from the outside of your home. Stretch the plastic sheeting around your window. First be sure to get the plastic tight from top to bottom. Next stretch the plastic from side to side. Finally, use a hair dryer to finish the stretched plastic so that it becomes nearly invisible. Trim any excess from the edges of your window.


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