Single pane windows


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Old 12-15-16, 09:48 PM
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Single pane windows

I inherted an old house after my father died - as one can see from previous posts I made.

I decided to put a plastic film on the inside of the windows to stop the cold air from seeping into the house, however, I didn't realize that since the windows lack the required vacuum, the sheet is starting to build up moisture at the bottom.
So clearly I have to take this off, but what can I do short of getting new windows installed?

I'm not 100% certain I'll be keeping the hose in the spring/summer, so for now, any recommendations as to what I can do to prevent this cold air seepage?
Same goes for the screen door at the front of the house.
I will posts pictures later, but I don't have my phone with me at the moment.
Any person suggestions, experience, advice, etc, would really help.
Thank you in advance.
 
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Old 12-16-16, 02:38 AM
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Most houses with single panes use storm windows or you can apply the plastic to the outside. For inside I use bubble wrap.. but it requires you to wet the glass. Cut out bubble wrap the size of your glass panes, wet it with water or window cleaner and press the bubble wrap to glass. It works well but will not stop the frames from leaking.https://www.google.com/search?q=bubb...utf-8&oe=utf-8
 
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Old 12-16-16, 04:34 AM
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Geeez, I really am an idiot. SMH.

They're not single pane, but rather storm windows, so I guess in the middle of the entire window where the 2 sliding panes meet, I should use some foam rubber stripping to close the gaps where they meet.

Thanks for the bubble wrap suggestion, will try that today.

I literally have done EVERYTHING backwards in this place, but, my defense is, first time homw owner who clearly is going by old school thinking without coming here or anywhere else for suggestions first.

Thanks DoorMan.
 
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Old 12-16-16, 04:38 AM
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What composition are your main windows? Single pane, thermopane, etc.?? Can you post a picture or two of a window inside and out? No close ups, please. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 12-16-16, 06:10 AM
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Look on the outside at the very bottom of the window frame.
There's going to be two humps in the aluminum.
That where the vents area.
Most often someone has sealed them up over the years with caulking and or paint.
On the inside that right where the dust and dead bugs end up blocking the vent.
No vent, the window fogs up.
 
 

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