6 Perfect Ways of Windows Insulation

Feb 24

6 Perfect Ways of Windows Insulation

There is no secret that with old windows we usually have to deal with problem of bad insulation: leaks, drafts, high-e glass, etc. But with new windows all these problems pass back, because modern windows manufacturers keep in mind all the mistakes of the past and change windows construction and even function sometimes. However good new windows might be, replacing them during the winter time is not the very best idea. So if it is winter and you have no possibility to replace your old windows, here are seven tips for you to insulate existing windows and keep the warmth inside of the house.

  1. Blackout Curtains

This is the easiest way of insulation which brings not only more warmth inside the house but can also refresh the interior of the room. This is also a very inexpensive way of insulation because you can actually find blackout curtains for less than 100 dollars. Blackout curtains will reduce heat loss through your windows by as much as a fourth and will also cut down noise level in the house by almost half.

  1. Cellular Blinds

This way of insulation is considered to be one of the most effective because according to statistics with double hung windows cellular blinds can increase R-value factor by almost 3.

  1. Weatherstripping

This is an old and traditional way of windows insulation and it actually works. You need to put weather stripping around the existing windows and doors. This action will lower the heating bills by as much as a fifth.

  1. Energy Film

This is one of the most inexpensive ways of insulation if you want to decrease heating costs in winter while still letting the light inside. Unlike to the most common windows plastic, energy film has much higher transparency characteristics. If you combine energy film with the use of blackout curtains or cellular blinds experts guarantee that your energy costs will plummet.

  1. Energy Panels

This way of insulation is usually called a mix of storm windows and weatherstripping. Energy panels insulate windows by trapping air between the panes and on top of that they have two panes themselves. In fact it is something like having triple pane windows at a fraction of the cost. According to the statistics of windows manufacturers energy panels can reduce heat loss by 55%.

  1. Storm Windows

This is one of the greatest ways of windows insulation according to the author of this article. Storm windows can be put on the existing windows from the interior or the exterior part of the home. They prevent a quarter of overall heat loss and if you have a low-e coating on the windows it will add further insulation. Furthermore, if you use storm windows on the exterior part of the house, they will also protect your windows from any possible damage during storms.

Judy Kelly is established as a content developer for a big array of Internet publications, who shares opinion on different home improvement  subjects typified by the traditional ways of insulation for interior sliding doors and any kinds of windows and other matters alike. A tireless vagabond of online community and an influential figure in everything related to the home improvement.