Duck window winterize kit

edcantu9October 21, 2012

Hello all. I have been posting in the lawn section after buying a home. Now that it is winter I am headed inside the house to improve the house we purchased.

I am wanting to winterize the windows and wanted to use the duck window kit. But our windows do now have trim and they our walls are plaster. I read the box and it looks like it doesnt stick to plaster walls, the double sided tape.

Anyone have any alternative or any ideas how I can winterize my home using the kit or not?

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thank you all in advance.

Edward

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columbusguy1

I'm not familiar with that brand, but if it is like other films which use double-sided tape, then I don't think you want it on the plaster anyway--I have had remarkably little luck getting the tape to stick to my wood trim, let alone anything else except itself.

What I would suggest is making a frame to fit inside the window, and use the film from the kit on that, then insert the interior storm into the opening.

The link below says to use ripped-down 1x4s, but I don't see why you can't use 1x2s, which are readily available...just adjust the length of the shorter pieces accordingly.

Here is a link that might be useful: DIY Interior Storms

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 2:58AM
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graywings123

Could you post a photo of one of the windows? What are the window frames made of - metal, wood, vinyl? It's hard to imagine having plaster walls and no window framing.

If there are drapery rods above your windows, it might be easier to buy inexpensive thermal drapes.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 10:30AM
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