Looking for a simple way to reduce the air leaks and drafts in your home? Want to save money on your heating costs? I have the easiest way to get your house winter ready that anyone can do.
Save Money On Heating Bills
We bought a house that we got for a steal. But, getting the house cheap came with some issues. The house needed an entire remodel on the inside. It had mismatched panel walls, the floor had holes, and the wiring, don't even get me started about the flooring. So we have been gutting one room at a time and getting it all remodeled into a nice place to live. First, we did all the things we needed to make it safe and then we moved in. Now we are doing the remodels and getting it where we want it to be. Living in a construction zone is not fun. Between the cost of repairs and trying to do it around our schedules, it has been slow. This summer we replaced most of the old drafty windows, except 2. Since we live in the mountains our winters get very cold. Last year, with the wind chill, it went as low as -20. No one wants those kinds of winds driving cold air into the house.
Since there are 2 windows that we didn't replace yet, and won't get to before winter, we need to make sure we have a covering on the windows to prevent the cold air from coming in and driving our heating bill through the roof. This year we are using the Duck Max Strength Roll-On Window Kit. This kit is so easy to use anyone can do it and the only tools are ones you most likely have in the house already: scissors and a hairdryer.
We have used many types of wraps in the past and some of them were nightmares. I can't stand to give up the options of seeing out the windows because the views are the biggest reason I bought the house, I want to be able to see. We have kids and cats, so the cheap plastic kits that tear easy just do not work for us. The Duck Max Strength Roll-On Window Kit, available at Walmart, knows what we need and have designed a kit that is perfect.
We were able to install the plastic on the 2 windows we needed to cover in a few minutes. First, we added the double-sided tape around the windows, measured, cut to size and simple unroll it to apply. Then simply use a hairdryer and watch the plastic lose its wrinkles as it forms a seal. It couldn't have been easier.
The plastic is durable and puncture resistant so it is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to worry about anyone going near the window for fear of breaking the plastic.
And the best part, in my opinion, you can barely tell it is there. Mine is a little more visible because we do not have the window trimmed out so you can see where it ends, but if you have the window trim around the windows, like most homes, you end the plastic at the trim and it will blend right in.