Is hot, humid air creeping in your windows? Beat the summer heat! McCann has 7 simple, affordable ways to insulate windows for the summer.
How to Insulate Windows against Heat
- Bubble wrap. It’s not the prettiest solution, so we wouldn’t suggest relying on bubble wrap long term, but if you need a way to survive until you can schedule a window replacement, insulate your windows with bubble wrap.
- Weatherstripping. Weather stripping isn’t just for doors. You can use it to seal air leaks around windows, too. Choose from foam, felt, or vinyl weatherstripping and use it to reinforce your window’s insulation.
- Choose smart window treatments. Cell shades trap the air in pockets around the windows, preventing major temperature fluctuations in the home.
- Utilize shutters. They’re not just for decoration outside. Interior shutters prevent hot air from leaking into the house, reducing summer energy costs.
- High-reflectivity window film. You can apply the film yourself or get help from a professional.
- Make a draft snake. A draft snake is a long, thin tube that prevents drafts from leaking into the house. It’s an easy DIY project as long as you have a sewing machine on hand. Simply measure the window, sew together a tube of fabric, and fill it with rice. Lay it flush against doors or windows to prevent hot or cold air from leaking inside.
- Replace the windows. Are your windows old and drafty? It might be time for an upgrade. Call McCann Windows & Exteriors to learn about energy efficient windows in Northbrook.