Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 67
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Really Does Work, take your time installing it!
We live in a 95 year old home in Wichita Kansas. The weather here is bi-polar at times. I read the reviews on here before I purchased this kit. I learned that the best way to make sure the tape adheres to the frame is to obviously clean the frame beforehand, but also to use a blow dryer to heat the tape up as you're applying the tape....it'll adhere better to the surface.I also overlapped the corners and rubbed the tape with a dry cloth while blowdrying it to the surface....it really Does help! It took me nearly 30 minutes per window, it was definitely worth it! We noticed that our living room stays warmer for longer periods and that the Furnace doesn't kick on nearly as much.If you do this right, it'll last. The temps in the house overall stay warmer for longer. We've also sealed the windows in our bedroom and noticed a HUGE difference! Definitely a good buy!
November 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FredInCT Works great, has removal issues
I used this to insulate 10 old windows (with weights) with drafty triple track storm windows. Once you get the hang of it, they go on easily and are completely invisible. They really cut drafts. I used a painters heat gun to shrink the plastic, a hair dryer didn't work.
At end of season, the double stick tape pulled off some paint on the sills and trim and left some adhesive residue. Frost King says to remove the residue with a hair dryer and rubbing alcohol. This was ineffective. I used some Fineline 919 Wax and Grease Remover and it took the glue off like magic. This solvent is a prep and cleaner for auto refinishing so it should be available at better autoparts stores.
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shnick needs prepwork
Like most installs, preparation of the window surface is everything. The 2 sided tape provided came off the roll sticky side out, not something to cry about and it may have been intentional. It is very sticky. Especially when you let it stick to itself. Just save the time and throw that strip away, its useless. Clean the surface as well as you can, then let dry. This tape needs a few minutes to stick, the warmer the better. After applying the plastic, hit the edges first with the hair dryer, then work to the center parts of the window. The difference was amazing. Corner bedroom no longer cold! This months' heat bill should reflect that.
December 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by repairgirl14 Very disappointed with product
This is certainly not my first time using this product. I have used for several years and starting last year the quality of the tape has completely gone down hill. I make sure all surfaces are clean of any dirt, and dust, and dry. After a few days and or even a week or two later the tape fails. This is the second year in ago this has happened. I would not recommend on any level. I would suggest searching for other brands because I am headed off to get the other brand now. I have used the other product however I could not find it this past fall. Just found out who has it, and where I can buy it. Sad to say when I asked a associate in the store about the problems, they just looked at me and didn't say a word. A true sign it wasn't the first comment about failure of the product. I wish Home Depot would do some leg work and consider other options.
November 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Denny Works as advertised
I bought the 9 pack a few weeks ago and covered 3 large windows in my house. Alot of the reviews complain about the tape. I can only speak for my experience - my windows have wooden frames and the tape had no problem adhering. It took me about 1 window to get the hang of working with the tape. I waited to write my review to see if I would experience "the tape doesnt last and the plastic falls down". No such problem. I will definitely buy this product next season as well. On windy days (like today), you can hear the plastic crinkle slightly as the wind blows against the window. Its amazing how much my windows were letting in. I was hoping to see a reduction in humidity, but it doesnt appear that this product helped with my high humidity conditions. Nevertheless, no complaints here.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FKY27 Best way to easly steal windows for winter!
This stuff is great!! I use it for many different applications. For those using this for windows I would recommend using 2 rows of the double sided tape to help prevent the plastic layer from peeling off. This insulation kit helps me save hundreds every year and is pretty durable.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dflem greatest thing ever!!!
It works! Just bought a home with drafty Windows on the coldest week off the winter season. As soon as i put it on the Windows, there was an immediate difference. Easy to install, sticks to the Windows and create a tight seal once air dried. well worth its very small cost.
February 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sarge82C Easy and Effective
Easy to install. Greatly improves window insulation. Lasts about six months.
January 27, 2015