03 February, 2015

How to improve the insulation of your glass windows for very little money

Polycarbonate window insulation applied
Surely with the crisis many people can not change their simple windows to double due to budget for insulation (although there are fewer homes without this basic insulation, but any Hayles), but using imagination and available materials as we did last time we can use cellular polycarbonateand achieve a thermal and sound insulation than a double window glass for only 15 € in materials , without changing anything in the long window and when we care not to lose sight (or want to make it translucent with image faded ), and we are careful to clean it (is easily scratched).
Have been discussed in this post virtues and multiple uses of cellular polycarbonate, very appropriate because the way network makes it more resistant while creating small air chambers that increase the insulation . Here is a catalog Resopal .
You just need to buy a piece of 5 mm. thick (or that we deem most appropriate) and cut according to the measurements of our crystals, for then glue the pieces with silicone.

Materials needed : Jig Saw wooden workbench, ruler, meter, silicone glue gun (the most appropriate color), latex gloves to work with the silicone (and some pieces of toilet paper to clean debris) and a cellular polycarbonate piece size needed.

Using a ruler or the like cuts mark the visible size of the crystals ; we can use a permanent marker (coming both sides with a protective plastic sheet that you must remember to remove):

The orientation of the cut is to taste, depending on whether you like most vertical or horizontal lines; I've cut so that it could better use the iron :

This is how are the horizontal pieces:

And once applied generously brown silicone to prevent any bichillo may enter into one of the cells (everything between will stay there hindering the passage of light):

The largest part of the window've placed outside, outdoors , with a timber to hold it in place, although I would have been better inside , like the rest, because the outside will get dirty often and glass resists perfectly frequent cleanings; polycarbonate can not handle corrosive liquids or alcohols as can bleach or can spoil your UV protection layer:

Let placing rectangles to fit the hole, and gently pulling a bead of silicone around the contour.
When applying the silicone ideally do with an inclination ; will cut the nozzle with the necessary width and apply the silicone generously so that the bypass in a continuous motion, oppress and stay in place better curiouser and Spanish. Also, if you do not give us enough skill, we can fix it with a finger (use a latex glove). Here is a good explanation .

And this is the result; the vision of the street (a greenhouse and a tree) is quite blurred, but we can always open the window;). I hope you liked the result; rising much heat and sound insulation.See you soon !!

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