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« on: November 03, 2010 02:49:52 PM »

I have a huge window in my shower, and in the winter it is freezing.  It's made worse because I'm in a basement level apartment, so the snow piles up against the window.  I want to put something on the window to insulate it a little, but I'm not sure what.  I'd thought about putting a towel on a tension rod, but I'm worried that will mildew.  I'd thought about that stick on plastic stuff, but I need to be able to open it to let moisture out because we don't have a fan.  I'd be satisfied with just covering the lower part.  Will contact paper do anything?  I need something water resistant, and non permanent.  Any thoughts?  Thank you!

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010 03:09:14 PM »

I had a similar issue.  I ended up getting ironing board cover fabric and insul-brite and sewed them together, making a curtain. Kept the draft at bay and still allowed the window to be opened.  I am sure you could figure out a different way to attach it ... I stapled it around the edges to the frame and used loop and hook tape to make an opening for the part of the window that opened (mine slid sideways and was at the top of the window).
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010 03:38:57 PM »

or you could get some styrofoam (sp)  insulation and put it on the outside bottom 1/2 of the window. As long as you dont mind cutting out some of the light ..... as the snow piles against it it will keep it in place Wink  then make a curtin of some sort for the inside. you could do the towel on a tension rod but use the curtin clips instead of threading it thru the rod. That way you can easily unclip it and wash it Wink

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010 05:07:29 PM »

I like the curtain clip idea, I could take it down to dry, and I wouldn't have to sacrifice a towel.  I don't think I can put anything outside without the maintenance people removing it though, they frown on my ghetto fixes.  Cheesy  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010 07:12:54 PM »

Bubble wrap. Someone on here made window curtains of it-it looked really nifty. Gave privacy, let light in. Or just stick some directly to the window.
Here's a link to just putting it on the window-water was all she used!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209589.0
And here's a link for the window sheers.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=184302.0
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010 07:08:55 AM »

On some of our basement windows, hubby got some insulated ceiling tiles and cut them to fit snug in the windows...we attached a handle so we could pull if off if needed...no light gets through, but in the winter, it didn't matter anyway...you could do it only for the bottom half to stop any draft and keep the light...we have some with rigid tiles and others with the stuff with the insulation between...I don't like the latter because it does get mildewy and has to be thrown out in the spring...

thanks for the bubblewrap link!!!  I am going to try that for my hubby's bathroom...he needs the light but likes a bit more privacy!
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