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My windows and the doors are cold through the frames.


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03-14-13, 10:10 AM   #1  
My windows and the doors are cold through the frames.

My windows and the doors are cold through the frames. I saw GREAT STUFF PRO 20 oz. Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant
GREAT STUFF PRO 20 oz. Window & Door Insulating Foam Sealant-187273 at The Home Depot

Frost King E/O 3/4 in. x 10 ft. Rubber Foam Tape
Frost King E/O 3/8 in. x 17 ft. White Ribbed EPDM Cellular Rubber Weatherseal Tape-V23WA at The Home Depot

What do you suggest?
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03-14-13, 10:14 AM   #2  
Are those frames wood or metal? The foam sealant you suggest is more for air sealing than insulation.

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03-14-13, 04:33 PM   #3  
Is the picture better?

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03-14-13, 04:49 PM   #4  
If I'm interpreting the picture correctly, those are aluminum frames. If so, then the foam around the perimeter will do little to help. I have suggested to some people, when cosmetics are not a concern, to build a complete covering, something that will cover the frames as well as the glass. The shrink plastic would help some, especially if you can space it away from the frame.

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03-14-13, 05:04 PM   #5  
I have suggested to some people, when cosmetics are not a concern, to build a complete covering, something that will cover the frames as well as the glass.
Hey, if that looks good enough to use in the White house...

 
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03-15-13, 01:23 PM   #6  
What kind of Window Insulation Shrink Plastic Film Fit Inside Storm Windows do you use or suggest?
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