|Item Weight||11.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.4 x 9.8 x 8.7 inches|
|Item model number||2120W|
|Pattern||Insulator Kit, 2-Window|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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3M Indoor Insulator Kit, 2-Window
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- Included: (1) 5.16' x 7', (2) rolls of tape each 1/2" x 500"
- Insulates two 3' x 5' windows
- Lowers heating costs and saves energy
- Applies easily, shrinking tight, wrinkle-free and clear on glass
- Increasing the R-value of single pane window by 90%
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The perfect window insulation kit and for use with 2 windows. 3M is a top brand ensuring your house is properly insulated from the cold.
With the 3M indoor window insulator kit, you can lower your heating bills during the winter and make your home more energy-efficient. Part of 3M's line of energy-saving products, this kit includes window insulation film and a roll of double-sided mounting tape to create an airtight seal. Stretching the film removes wrinkles for a transparent view. This version of the 3M indoor window insulator kit enables you to insulate two 3-foot-by-5-foot windows.
The 3M indoor window insulator kit provides an airtight seal to keep the heat in and the cold out (click to enlarge).
Made by 3M, this indoor window insulator kit contains window insulation film along with Scotch Window Film Tape to keep cold drafts out and warm air in. As a result, you can reduce your heating costs during the winter. The film shrinks tight around your window for a transparent, wrinkle-free fit and is made to reduce condensation and prevent frost build-up.
Double-Sided Mounting Tape for a Secure Seal
Included with this kit is a 1/2-inch-by-12-yard roll of 3M window film mounting tape to keep your insulation in place all season long. This double-sided tape seals off cracks and crevices, creates an airtight seal, and establishes a strong bond between the surface, the tape, and the insulation film, as recommended in ENERGY STAR's "Seal and Insulate" guidelines. Featuring a convenient, ready-to-peel liner, the tape adheres easily to a variety of surfaces and stays intact upon removal.
Simple, Fast Installation
Installing the window insulation is easy. You simply unfold the film and cut it to the width of the window, allowing an extra inch on all sides. Next, you firmly apply the mounting tape around the window frame and remove the paper liner. Then you apply the film to the tape, starting at the top of the window, and reposition and stretch the film to remove wrinkles. Finally, you use a blow dryer to remove any remaining wrinkles, then trim any excess film.
Made in the United States, and designed for indoor use only, this insulator kit can be used with aluminum, vinyl-clad, or painted or varnished wood molding, but it should not be applied to veneer paneling or Lauan mahogany molding. The film and tape should be removed from the window at the end of the season. The film measures 4 square yards, or 5.16 feet by 7 feet by 0.75 thousandths of an inch (H x W x D), and weighs 0.13 pounds.
What's in the Box
Window insulation film and one roll of mounting tape.
|This insulator kit is easy to install, and a blow dryer enables you to remove wrinkles for a transparent view (click each to enlarge).|
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Top Customer Reviews
I did put this up by myself. I am short, and had no problems doing it.
I have a 23 year old Andersen sliding door. I would love to replace it, but have to take the cheap route. When looking for the source of drafts, I used a lit match, and the wind coming through the cracks would blow the match out.
The first thing I did was to use some removable rope-type caulk to seal the huge air leaks. I didn't want this plastic to be billowing.
I wiped all the painted trim with a paper towel saturated with rubbing alcohol. This was recommended to prep the surface for the tape.
Because my sliding patio door didn't have any base trim to attach the tape to, I had to get creative. I purchased a piece of white PVC trim (1 1/2" x 1/2") and cut it just a smidge larger than I needed. This held it in place by tension. I have carpeting in the room, so I couldn't attach trim to the floor. This trim was even with the rest of the wood trim around the door. This allowed me to run tape on all four sides.
The door itself is recessed about 1 1/2" from the other trim. Although the 6 ft. trim piece fits with tension, I cut another piece of the trim to back it up and fill the gap. I used sticky back velcro to hold it in place. I am hoping to upload a photo to show how I handled this, as it is hard to describe.
I should mention that I removed the door handle. The inside handle is connected with screws to the exterior handle. I thought the exterior portion of the handle would fall off, but it didn't. I reinserted the screws into the holes to make sure that the other half of the handle stays put.
I put all the tape on the face of the painted wood trim (and the PVC trim piece by the floor) and pushed it on really well, rubbing my thumb over and over it. Then I let it rest for a few minutes to make sure it had set. I removed the protective paper from the top strip of tape only, and attached the plastic. I then did the same at the bottom. Finally one side, then the other. Removing the protective paper as I went along.
I put a lineup of dining chairs all along so that I could just walk sideways and easily reach the top without having to re-position a step stool. Kinda like scaffolding. A short person has to be creative.
I used a hairdryer according to directions. There are videos online to help you understand that part. I worked from the edges to the middle.
I had enough plastic left over to do another narrow window. I also purchased the XL size kit and did a couple windows that were each over 9 ft wide. And I did them by myself. It would be easier with a helper, but I'm just sayin', that if little old me can do it alone, and not get it all twisted up, so can you.
I will say that I wish I hadn't stretched the film taught to begin with, since the heat shrinking did cause that bottom trim piece to pull out of position a bit. I don't think you're supposed to pull it taught when taping. Learning curve.
It sealed up tight as a drum, and crystal clear. It is a great solution for those who can't afford window replacement.
Prior I was using the frost king for years.. was not happy with it looking grey.. would block the sun light and you would be looking thew the window and every thing would be looking greyish.. just what you don't want in Michigan with our long winters!!
Wanted to try something different and read that the 3m product gives your a clear window and had to try it.. easy on amazon as there sets were 50% off! Did the whole house for under $50 and the wife was thrilled about that!
There scotch tape seems to be good as well. Just make sure to clean the surface good first.. I had to still clean last year's tape off as I never had a chance to remove it. Sucked bad as I had to use a puddy knife and goo off (need good ventilation) and it took a good while.. cleaned up afterwards with rubbing alcohol.
I stick the tape to the window frames so I can't trash the walls.. works great and you can tell it works as soon. As your putting it up the draft is gone! A night and day difference!
So far nothing has came free from the tape.. the secret is to try your best not to crease the plastic on the tape as that would create an air bubble that will eventually free the plastic.. and after I attach the plastic I like to take the blow drier and run it along the tape to heat it up and press the plastic down onto the tape hard to create a good bond.
Use the blow drier on the plastic to melt away all the wrinkles and imperfections in the plastic to make it clear! That step will take some time.
Great stuff and will be buying the 3m brand from here on out!
Included: (1) 5.16' x 17.5' film sheet, (2) rolls of tape, 1/2" x 27.7 yd
• Insulates five 3' x 5' windows
• Lowers heating costs and saves energy
• Applies easily, shrinking tight, wrinkle-free and clear on glass
• Increasing the R-value of single pane window by 90%
At the end of winter I will take them down, fold and store them for reuse next year. If you don't shrink them or at least if you cut them a bit large you can use them several times. You just need to buy a roll of the tape.