I used a strip of wood, put it over the film as a last step. snugged it up as I nailed it with some finish nails. Works if you have carpet, if you have a wood floor or tile just tape it to the floor. Take your time and get it straight across the bottom. Cheers
Thank you for asking. The tape can be removed. If any residue is left behind we recommend cleaning with citrus based adhesive removers.
This will work either to keep cold air or hot air from coming in. I live in Minnesota, and I keep it up all year long to minimize the amount of air coming in through the window or the sides of the window, and also to maintain an air pocket in between the outside and inside that further reduces the transfer of heat through the window, similar to what multi-pane windows do.
Yes. Just clean the surface with a rubbing alcohol and let dry before applying the double sided tape.
The product is designed for installing it every cold season and removing it once cold weather has gone by. With that said here are the answers. 1. Be sure to buy the product made for outdoor application. In winter months the UV is not as strong as summer months so I would not be concerned. 2. For safety to exit in emergency I would recommend removing it every year. 3. Yes. Plastic films are water resistant. 4. Yes. Buy product made for external application.
Yes, I use it on all my metal framed windows and it works very well
The adhesive strip is secured to the window frame to block air/heat/cold from coming though the frame. It doesn't stick to the window itself but it's pretty close since the adhesive strip is on the frame itself. The film is .075 mils thick which makes it pretty easy to handle if you follow all the instructions. My cat loves all things petroleum i.e. plastic but she cannot get to it since it's tight when finished. I use the blow dryer on it as suggested and trim the sides pretty close all around. She has claws too but I have plenty of scratching posts and toys to keep her distracted, it's not an issue.
It is available at your local HD store. 3M has not stopped making it.
Yes you can do that, it has not lifted the paint off any of my metal frames or the patio door. It did lift the paint off the wooden window sill when I pulled it off too fast so so suggest you avoid doing that.
Well I don't have a degrees estimate but it sure kept it warmer during our very cold winter last year and my heating bill was about 15% less. This winter has been warmer so my heating system has not been as challenged; the first year I was here it was a mad scramble to get the film as it was really cold inside! I've only put the film on the windows that are obviously leaking cold air this year and that is working well, I love this product! I am forutnate to have reversible ceiling fans in all the rooms which force the heat down and distribute it throughout the house. They run almost continuously for months on end this time of year which makes a big difference. In the summer I reverse them to cool and force the heat up, definitely recommend ceiling fans for more energy efficient heating/cooling.