As the summer comes to an end in Vancouver we are faced with that looming reality that rain and cold is going to be knocking on our doors and for some, seeping through the cracks around our windows. The last things you would want to experience on a cold, rainy, fall day is that chilly draft coming from around your windows and into your home. Luckly there are quick and easy solutions available to take care of those problems.
Here is a few solutions for window insulation that we thought you might find interesting.
Rubber Weather Sealing
You can buy strips of self-stick rubber weather sealing at a hardware store or online. Cut long strips down to fit your window dimensions, then peel and stick to the frame to close any gaps and keep out drafts.
Window Insulation Film
You can buy window insulation kits from a hardware store or online. Kits usually include plastic shrink film that is applied to the indoor window frame with double-stick tape, then heated with a hair dryer to shrink the film and remove any wrinkles.
Cellular Shades insulate while still letting in light through the windows. They can be ordered and custom cut from home and design centers.
Draft snakes are fabric tubes placed on a window sill or under a door to prevent cold air from creeping in. You can make one by sewing a tube of fabric to fit the width of your window and filling it with dried rice.