Thursday, June 4, 2009
Bubble Wrap Windows - super insulation
Some of you might have seen this done before but I found it interesting. The article I read said that this guy's house was really well insulated except the windows. He had upgraded some of the single paned windows to double glazing but it was expensive. He decided to test bubble wrap. The bubble side faced the window while the smooth side faced inside the house. On a cold day he put his hand on the 2 paned windows and it was way better than the single paned ones. But then he touched the single paned window with bubble wrap and it was worlds of difference from the double glazed window. Not even in the same ball park. He said he can do each window for about $2.
So, it looks like a great way to let light inside during the cold months but still retain that heat. I love the fact that it is cheap and easy and that it out performs the expensive alternative.
Posted by Richard at 12:08:00 PM