window saver kits
savers consist of
sheets of plexiglas (or other acrylic brand) held magnetically
on the room side of your primary window to seal out drafts, stop condensation,
build an insulating air space, and cut street noise. comfort gains
and energy savings are large. on a completed window saver, rubber
strip magnets (your refrigerator door uses these), are mounted at the
edges of the plexiglas and cling to vinyl-covered steel strips surrounding
the window. the steel can be mounted to the casing (the picture
frame around the opening) or to cleats tacked inside your jambs (see
diagram at right).
in spite of
its simplicity, the system is identical in insulating power and durability,
and very similar in appearance to custom interior storm windows
costing three to five times as much.
100' coils of material (photo below) for building windows of any size.
one kit will make seven average-sized (3'x4') windows.
kits do not include the acrylic sheet. you buy that (usually in
1/8" thickness) cut to size from your local home center or plastics
distributor. (see mounting and plexiglas
for guidance on measuring and buying acrylic sheet.)
savers take less than 40 minutes to assemble, and can be changed
in or out seasonally in mere seconds. all components are adapted
for sun tolerance. all adhesives are pressure-sensitive and acrylic
based, for strength and long life.
simple, once your mounting location is selected and your cut-to-size
acrylic sheet is in hand. no mitered corners are used.
- mount rubber magnetic
strips around the plexiglas at its edges using pressure sensitive
adhesive. mask them from the other side
with trim tape.
- prepare and mount four
steel mounting strips around the window. use the same trim tape
- bring the plexiglas,
magnets first, to the steel and it will jump into place. to
remove later, peel at a corner.
curved-edge windows, windows over 20 square feet, long horizontal windows,
unwanted cleats at sills, and patio doors have special solutions.
see the faq section or call us.