Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 41
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Robert I purchased this kit today at my local Home Depot. The double sided tape provided wouldn't stick to the window frame. The frame was clean, dry and smooth. I even attempted to apply the tape directly to the vinyl frame of the window itself with no luck. I don't understand how this product is still sold.
October 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DamnSkippy Preparation is the key. Just like most projects.
Sad to say that the contractor grade windows in my otherwise custom house are lousy. This winter I decided to put up window film on bedroom windows that face north. I thoroughly cleaned the windows, then wiped the vinyl frames with 90% Isopropyl Alcohol. Because of the poor reviews, I was concerned about the tape that came with this kit. Let me say that, it worked perfectly for me. I will admit that getting the backing off of the tape without peeling the tape from the frame, was a real P.I.T.A. but I found that carefully starting an edge with a razor knife did the trick (still not easy though). Once the film was tacked down (the film adhered to the tape very well, I don't understand how others had trouble with it, unless the manufacturer recently improved the tape), a simple blow dryer was used to shrink the film up nice and tight. As far as energy savings go, this product is probably a break even expense at best, but it will make those bedrooms much more comfortable this winter, so I consider it a good investment.
October 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Travelbum Substandard
Besides having little to no instructions the film was difficult to handle and wrinkled constantly. When I tried to blow dry the wrinkles out like the 4 step instructions told me to do, it created holes which defeated its purpose. It was a great idea but one that has no reason for production. Go get a piece of 3m plastic and staple it to your window frame. It will look the same but probably offer more energy efficiency. BAD PRODUCT!
October 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by doitmyself9999 product served purpose
needed to keep out side air , very hot humid, air from coming thru the gaps on windows and door.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hobbs77 Installation went smooth for me. Noticeable difference already.
This product has received some unavoidable reviews and I'm a bit surprised. I followed the instructions and have had a great outcome so far. I knew the five windows that I covered were allowing cold air to enter and after applying the plastic shrink wrap over them I could instantly feel the difference. The tape holds well and you can see the plastic shrink/tighten as you pass over it with the hair dryer. In a few spots I doubled the amount of tape used to give a 1" width just to give additional adhesion for holding the plastic in place. I'd recommend this product.
November 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CreativeMom Use some patience and take your time.
Bought this product to cut the draft that was coming in from the Large Window in the Living Room. We didn't really have an issue of the tape sticking to the wall part of the Window frame... which is amazing since the Landlord uses that cheap chalky easy to wipe off with a damp cloth paint. However be sure to wait the 15 min before applying the plastic.
The plastic was cumbersome, mainly because of dealing with a thin large piece ( no fault of the product ) However do not pull to hard because it will tear easily.
I was impressed afterwards when we used the blow dryer. The plastic film came out Clean and Clear and easy to see through.
Word of warning.. be sure to take your time and don't do this in a mad rush to get done before the 2yr old arrives back home from the grandparents.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheRedHare Does a good job keeping heat in, cold out!
Never used a product like this before and left if up to my friend (who rents) to see if it worked before I purchased. Bottom line: Works like a charm!
Easy to install (hint: When you're applying the plastic, after letting the adhesive strip set for about 15 minutes, don't remove all the paper backing off the sealant at once. Do a bit at a time as you apply the plastic film.) And despite not using a hair dryer to tighten the plastic, it it keeping the cold drafts out!
And, for the rooms that have very old windows, I may leave it up all year long - or as long as it's effective.
Yes, I'll buy this again!
January 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nona Window insulation
I have used other products like this before with great success. This product was beyond horrible. All the time it takes from thoroughly cleaning the window and trim, cutting the tape and film and the application process just to have the tape not stick. If I could return this product I would. Waste of money
February 6, 2015