December 30, 2011 § 2 Comments
For those of you who live in milder climates and have always wondered what I meant by “time to plastic the windows”.
This is what we do up here when the mercury begins its inevitable plummet…
We put sticky tape around the perimeter of our windows and take a sheet of plastic, designed specifically for this purpose I might add…
Yup, a simple hairdryer. The forced air gets rid of any bubbles and the heat seals the glue. It may appear silly to go through all the trouble but, when northeastern winds are blowing and it’s -38 C, it’s worth the effort.
The plastic keeps the cold moisture out helping to prevent condensation that can result in the growth of mold which, in turn, can lead to colds and allergies. Doing this has also saved us, on average, a couple of hundred dollars a year on heating costs.
No, my plastic windows won’t make any issue of Better Homes & Gardens but it does make sense when you live where I do.