- White Belt
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- Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:08 pm
Hi Scrup, I didn't follow up on the "bead of silicone" comment from a few weeks back. I know the cellophane and silicone idea exists, but isn't it cumbersome and flemsy?
The idea for a "spray on poly-something( do you like my technical terms there? ) lends itself to a substantial time savings if you have 20 some windows like we had. Also, the spray on would be between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick to provide some durability as well. The material would then be recycled each year.
Anyway, it just seemed like a real solution to buttoning up those drafty windows and yet keeping the character of old house.
My next idea stems from living in the old house as well. Maybe these options exist already, but why don't we have adjustable insulation in attics? Almost like louvers, but flat. I know I've seen those large exhaust type vents, but I don't think I've ever seen them cover the entire attic. So in the summer, the louvers raise to allow heat to rise. In the winter, they lower to trap the heater longer.
Potential problem: wiring, plumbing.