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Old 04-21-2011, 02:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The sunscreen is working quite well. I like it a lot.

Home depot has it, in the same section as the frames.

I would not put it where dogs would be scratching.

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Old 04-21-2011, 10:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I use shrinkable plastic film that is sold specifically for insulating windows. When installed you cannot see it.

The advantage is it is transparent and it still works really well.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm a little concerned about visibility. It is important for me to see outside, and with the bubble wrap I don't think I can do that! However, I will say that plastic can be a great alternative if you are in the same boat as me! I'm going to reach out to an Indianapolis handyman to see what other types of alternatives there are.

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It's Bubble Wrap Time again...


I've been doing this mod for 8 years now.

It's simple and works.



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Old 11-14-2014, 09:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, time to dig those "panels" out of the closet and get them up!
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Yeah, time to dig those "panels" out of the closet and get them up!
I just fold them down in the winter.
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Here in Tucson "Snow-Bird" Arizona, it's time to REMOVE the solar-screens from the sun-facing windows and "...let-in..." solar warmth, rather than reflect it away.
It doesn't reflect, it insulates...

You still get the solar gain with the bubble wrap. With the windows and sliding glass door that I have it on, the sun still heats the floor around it from the sunlight. (radiant heating)


Try it, you'll like it...




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To expand a little more on my last post.

Adding a layer of bubble wrap is like adding a pane of glass. Double pane being better than single. Triple being better than double. Having double or triple pane glass has some effect upon radiant heat transfer. However, multiple panes have a huge effect on conductive heat transfer. Double and triple pane glass use a layer or multiple layers of sealed air to insulate and reduce conductive heat transfer. Bubble wrap just adds another layer.

Bubble wrap has a added insulation advantage of being made of plastic, which is a poorer conductor of heat as compared to glass.

Having less radiant heat "hours of sunshine" during the winter months also makes insulating a high priority.




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