As the weather gets colder, it’s important to make sure your home is properly insulated to keep the heat in and the cold out. One way to do this is by insulating your windows with film. This step-by-step guide will show you how to do it so you can keep your home warm all winter long.
Table of Contents:
- Assemble the materials needed
- Measure the window for the film
- Cut the film to size
- Apply the film to the window
- Secure the film with a heat gun or blow dryer
Assemble the materials needed
In order to insulate your windows with film, you will need the following materials:
- Window film
- Tape measure
- Utility knife
- Ruler or straight edge
- Soap and water
Measure the window for the film
Measure the window for the film.
Cut the film to size, using a utility knife and a straight edge.
Clean the window surface with window cleaner and a lint-free cloth.
Apply the film to the window, starting at the top and working your way down.
Use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles and ensure that the film is flat against the window.
Trim off any excess film with a utility knife.
Use clear packing tape to secure the edges of the film.
Cut the film to size
Cut the film to size. You’ll want to leave about an extra inch all the way around so you can secure the film with painter’s tape. Be sure to use a sharp utility knife or box cutter so you get a clean cut.
Apply the film to the window
To insulate your windows with film, start by measuring the window to determine how much film you’ll need. Then, cut the film to size and apply it to the window, using a squeegee to smooth out any wrinkles. Once the film is in place, use a hairdryer to shrink it, which will help it adhere to the window and create a tighter seal. Finally, trim off any excess film and enjoy your newly insulated windows!
Secure the film with a heat gun or blow dryer
Start by cleaning the window surface with soapy water and a sponge. Dry the surface with a lint-free cloth. If the window is new, you may want to sand it lightly to help the film stick better.
Cut the film to size, leaving about an inch of extra film on each side of the window. Apply the film to the window, starting at the top and working your way down. Use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles and smooth the film.
Once the film is in place, use a heat gun or blow dryer to shrink the film and secure it to the window. Start at the top and work your way down, moving the heat gun back and forth across the film.
Applying window film is a great way to insulate your windows and keep the cold out. With a few simple steps, you can easily apply window film to your windows and enjoy the benefits of a warmer home.