State University Extension
Home Maintenance And Repair
Sealing drapery edges to the sides of windows with magnetic tape or Velcro tape will cut down on the heat loss from your home.
|CLOSED CORNICE BOARD
A closed top cornice board will help stop heat loss from windows.
Curtain liners, either purchased or made at home, will help keep heat inside your home.
Roller shades, mounted within the frame, fitting close to the top edges of the window, will stop heat loss if they fit snugly against the window sill. They can also provide summer time comfort.
Styrofoam insulating panels form an effective barrier at windows and keep expensive heat inside your home. Cover the panels with fabric, wall paper, or aluminum foil.
Storm windows made from furring strips and plastic sheets will increase winter comfort and cut heat loss. Mount them inside or outside your house.
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