(Closed) Draft window advice please!

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 4
1330 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i’ve heard bout quilted curtains….never tried  it b4…

Post # 5
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you’re still getting a draft with the plastic covering I would suggest taking the trim off (if it’s simple millwork), getting some expansion foam and slowly (in layers -let that nasty sticky stuff expand and dry before adding more) filling the gap between the window frame & drywall/lathe & plaster/what have you. I think a can of expansion foam is something like $6.

When that’s done put the trim back on & re-plastic your windows, then think about foam backed drapes. 

We’re living in a 75+year home and our windows are friggin drafty (somedays I SWEAR a window is actually open), and we tried plastics & drapes, but the draft was still noticeable, what we found was that the air was sneaking in around the windows& frame. A can of expansion foam later & everything was good.

Not sure if this applies to your situation, but a quick way to find the draft is to graba lighter and hold the flame near your windows, if the flame is drawn (looks like it’s getting sucked toward something) or blown out entirely you’ve found your draft.



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