Make winserts – the tape method

How to make a WINSERT (winter insulated window insert)
Method adapted and developed by Brian Nugent, 2007

NOTE – most of us at NQE no longer use this method of film installation (we like the “wrap” better), but Brian has some very useful instructions here for measuring and making the frame, shrinking the film, and applying the foam tape.

Read the FAQs here for more general information on winserts and how they work, or click on the links below to go straight to the directions.

Tools and materials
Step 1: Measuring
Step 2: Making the frame
Step 3: Water-sealing the frame
Step 4: Applying the tape
Step 5: Attaching the plastic film
Step 6: Pull tabs
Step 7: Foam tape
Installation and care

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