Feb 11 2008

Frosted windowpanes: This is why I tape my windows

This. This is why I tape my windows and seal them as best as I can. What you’re seeing is FROST and DRIPPING ICICLES inside my house. Thanks a lot, winter. Thanks a lot, for showing up and being a whopping 4 degrees with wind chills gusting to -20.

Thanks a whole stinkin’ lot.

The good news: While it’s frosty on my windows, I have foam, tape, plastic (and now a few rolled up old towels) to keep the drafts out. It feels warm inside, though the thermostat is set to 65. I had to take off my sweatshirt because I was too warm.

If I didn’t seal my windows, I know it would be a lot more drafty in here. And my electric bill would be much higher.

Still, spring can’t get here fast enough.



7 Responses to “Frosted windowpanes: This is why I tape my windows”

  1. Can I say, “I understand”? My storm windows were covered with ice all weekend, and we had another frozen-pipes adventure. Can’t wait for spring.

  2. Ugh. My bathroom window was basically a sheet of ice this morning. I blame myself, since I didn’t let the bathroom air out properly after I showered last night – I keep the door closed since I turn the heat up higher in the bathroom than everywhere else. It was pretty depressing, but a lot of motivation to get to work early and get a good parking spot!

  3. I hear ya! I need some sunshine so badly! February and March are brutal.

  4. You know, people always say that the best thing to do is to get new windows so that your house is properly insulated. What they’re not telling you is you don’t need new windows, you can insulate your house yourself!!

    I can’t take much more of this freakin’ cold winter!!

  5. Yea whats with this winter…I thought this was global warming.

    I love your tape job. I went the ugly route though and just put duct tape all over.

  6. It’s the same in my home. A little while back we had to break out the plastic and the hair dryer to seal up the windows! Of course when the weather is in single digits it only does so much. But the plastic does help a lot!

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