How to Seal Windows

Knowing how to seal windows is a good way to keep the winter bill cost down. There are several ways to do this, but putting shrink film is a good idea. Its biggest advantage is it can be removed easily.

Required Tools and Materials

Tape measure
Hair dryer
Shrink film kit

Step 1

Measure the size of your windows. This will give you an idea of how much shrink film will be required. When shopping for shrink film, check the package. It will state how many windows it can be utilized with. Some kits sold are labeled “4 window kits”, “6 window kits” etc. The size the shrink can cover will also depend on the window size.

Step 2

Prepare a flat surface to put the shrink film on. The dining room table will be sufficient. Put the shrink film down. Slice the film according to the required window size. Do not slice it to the exact window dimensions; an extra inch on all the sides will be enough.

Step 3

Apply some adhesive on the frames of the windows. Put enough to cover the window length and width. When learning how to seal windows, this step cannot be overemphasized. This is where the shrink film will be set, so make sure the application is proper. You applied it correctly if the 1 inch excess film goes down the side.

Step 4

Put the shrink film up as soon as the adhesive has been set. This will ensure the film sticks. Get the film you sliced. Stick it beginning at the window top. Press it on the edge. Leave the extra one inch at the top.

Step 5

Set the film firmly against the window frame sides. Make certain
there is a one inch overlay on all sides.

Step 6

You will have to heat shrink the film after the film has been applied. Get your hair dryer. Configure the dryer to the lowest level. Run it on the film. Move the dryer in a sweeping manner. Use the dryer in the film for a minute, maximum.

Do not press the hair dryer directly on the film. It should be a few inches away. If you press the dryer on the film, it may get too hot and break.

As the guide above shows, it is not hard to learn how to seal windows. The most vital aspect is getting the window measurements right. As long as the figures are proper, the shrink film should do the job right.

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