Insulating your windows is one of the easiest ways to save money on energy expenses during the cold season. Fortunately, you won’t have to exert too much effort or spend a lot of cash to achieve properly insulated windows. HPS Construction, the area’s premier general contractor, shares simple ways to help you improve your window insulation:
Window Insulation Film
Window insulation kits are readily available in hardware stores and online. A kit usually includes a plastic shrink film that you can apply to the indoor frame with double-stick tape. Heating it with a hair dryer can help shrink the film to size and remove any wrinkles. While this gives your windows a cloudy look, reducing the amount of natural lighting, it’s an affordable and effective way of improving insulation.
Rubber Weather Sealing
A window replacement is one of the best ways to boost insulation, but if that isn’t possible at the moment, consider a rubber weather sealing instead. Buy strips of self-stick sealing at your local hardware store and cut them into long strips to fit your window dimensions. Simply peel and stick these to the frame to close any gaps and keep drafts out. These make a great alternative to window films because they don’t affect a window’s appearance.
Investing in special window treatments can also help improve your insulation. Consider installing layered or insulated curtains over your windows to keep out drafts. Purchase them in interesting patterns and eye-catching colors to add to the room’s appeal. They may completely block the sun when closed, but you can open them on days when you need more lighting.
HPS Construction offers several home improvement services that can help increase your home’s comfort, including roofing and siding replacement. Call us today at (865) 225-6555 to learn more about our services. You can also request a free estimate. We serve Knoxville and the surrounding areas.