Window Insulation from an Unusual Source

Window Insulation from an Unusual Source

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 30, 2011

On Black Friday I braved the crowds to head to the fabric store in search of a piece of foam. Consumerism be damned, I needed foam for a headboard and it was on super sale. While in line at the cutting table I spied this interesting material intended for use on your windows called Warm Window Insulated Shade System.

Now, this is a new product to me but it caught my attention because in my own home we have single hung windows that are more than chilly. We're always on the lookout for ways to help keep the cold (and heat) at bay.

A single roll of this material retailed for just under $30.00 at my local JoAnns and wasn't sold by the foot (which makes it a good option for using half off coupons from the Sunday paper!). Although it would block the light as well, it might be a good use in basement windows where you might not require the light in the same manner or even in bedrooms where there's suitable lighting but a serious chill.

The product claims to cut your energy usage by 30%, though it also claims to insulate while you decorate and that's enough to make me want to punch it in the face. You know, if it had a face. Either way, the layers of batting, fabric and reflective fabric are sure to help keep the cold at bay and might be a good option for those who, like me, dislike the plastic alternatives. Check out the company website for more facts and info on the product.

Images: Sarah Rae Trover

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