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Best Techniques For Insulating Your Windows This Winter

Best Techniques For Insulating Your Windows This Winter

27 September 2023
Insulated Windows During Winter

Best Techniques For Insulating Your Windows This Winter

As autumn sweeps in, winter is not far behind. Making sure the home is well-insulated becomes a top priority for all homeowners. Most households have their walls insulated to keep the heat in and the cold out. However, windows can be a significant source of heat loss, leading to higher energy bills and chilly draughts. In this guide, we’ll explore the best techniques for insulating your windows this winter, helping you stay warm and cosy during those frosty months.

Window Film

Window film is essentially a clear and thin plastic coating, it is an excellent option for those looking to boost window insulation and UV protection. Installation requires basic DIY skills. Measure your window and cut out the film 2 mm smaller than the window. Spray the window with some water and remove the backing paper of the film. Apply the film to the interior of the window and smoothen into place using a squeegee to prevent air bubbles. Window films are available in different designs and UV protection features. However, it can affect the aesthetic of your window by tinting it or reducing outside visibility. 


One of the simplest ways to insulate your window is with weatherstripping. Made from self-adhesive rubber, foam or silicone, these strips are installed along the edges of a window, where there may be small gaps or spaces letting in cold air. When applied properly, weatherstripping creates a tight seal around a closed window. Since the strips surround moving panels, everyday friction causes wear and tear, requiring regular checks and sometimes replacements. For this reason, weatherstripping is more suitable as a temporary fix. 

Cellular Blinds

Cellular or honeycomb blinds are often found in many households. Their unique hexagonal shape traps the air, providing an extra layer of insulation. Available in various styles and colours, these blinds not only enhance your interior decor but also help to insulate your windows. The only downside is cellular blinds need regular dusting as they can collect dust, which is not ideal for those with allergies.

Thermal Curtains

Similar to cellular blinds, thermal curtains are another stylish way to insulate your windows. These specially designed curtains feature multiple layers and a thermal lining which helps trap heat inside your home while keeping the cold out. Pull them shut during the night and on chilly days to create a cosy environment. Thermal curtains provide multiple benefits such as more privacy, reducing noise and blocking out natural light. However, they need to be fully closed to work properly and they do not solve the underlying problem. 

Double And Triple Glazing

For a long-term and more effective solution, it is worth looking into double or triple glazing. This involves removing your existing window pane and replacing it with a new window with two or three panes of glass. If your windows are not double or triple glazed, you are missing out on its fantastic benefits! Glazing is professionally installed, requires little maintenance and doesn’t affect the appearance of existing windows. It might seem like an expensive investment, but it can reduce energy costs by making your home more energy-efficient in the long run.

Let Salop Glass & Glazing Insulate Your Windows 

By following the above techniques, you can be sure to create a cosy and energy-efficient home, keeping the cold outside. For optimum insulation, you can apply multiple techniques such as double glazing and thermal curtains. Don’t let winter chill your spirits. Instead, make your home a warm and inviting space with double glazing from Salop Glass & Glazing. 

With over 60 years of experience, we are experts at installing A-rated double glazed windows, FINEO glass and replacement units in homes across Shrewsbury and Shropshire. Join our many happy customers, get in touch by calling us on 01743 469 332 or sending an online enquiry to see what we can do for you.