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 Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tip of the Day Categories » Windows and Skylights

Temporary Storm Windows

Lots of our readers and listeners in colder climates share a common problem -- drafty windows. A do-it-yourself extra window will solve their problem. And it's easier than you might think. Fast too. Just tool on down to your local hardware store and look for a nifty product called a "temporary storm window." It comes in a small box, only a few inches square. But, before you install it, clean any dust and debris off the window frame. Then remove the clear sheet of plastic film and tape it up around the window opening, using the double-sided tape included in the kit. Be sure the plastic completely covers the opening and sticks securely to the tape -- all the way around. Don't worry if it looks a little wrinkled, because once it's up, you just heat the plastic film with a hair dryer and it becomes as tight as a drum. And that's the On The House tip for today.

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