Interior Air Panels (aka Interior Storms)

Exterior storms, interior air panels.
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Interior Air Panels (aka Interior Storms)

Postby johnleeke » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:40 pm

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Alternate Film

Postby johnleeke » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:32 pm

When I need a more durable film (cat claw resistant) I use

Warp Bros 5FP-3650 Flex-O-Pane
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This clear, somewhat flexible film is thicker and more durable that the Clearmount film. It is made of Cellulose Acetate Butyrate resin, which is more environment friendly than Warp Bros Flex-O-Glass product that is made of PVC vinyl. Cellulose Acetate is also more sustainable because it is derived from tree and cotton fiber, rather than most other plastic films that are derived from petrol-chemicals.
This film does not need shrinking (like Clearmount), so it saves a step and time when making air panels.

Thicknesses: 5 and 10 mils (.005" and .01" compared to Clearmount, which is .001" thick)
Widths: 36" and 48"
Rolls: 25 and 50 yards

Cost: $132 for 5mil x 36" x 50 yards
Source: Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009X8MU8/re ... zAbN22RHZB

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How to pay for interior air panels

Postby johnleeke » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:56 pm

How to pay for interior air panels

You could set up a program for homeowners that starts with an initial energy saving treatment that is easy to implement with very limited cost, that saves energy dollars, which can be used to preserve the windows.
For example, in the northern states with a winter heating season:

Begin with a workshop that makes and installs 3 or 4 interior air panels.

This can be done with a minimal materials cost of $10-15 per window. (sometimes a local building products company will donate the materials) Do just the 3 or 4 windows that will provide the most comfort for the occupants (window over the TV watching couch, child's bedroom, etc). Show them how they can turn the thermostat down two or three degrees and still be as comfortable as before. (2 or 3 degrees lower can save a few to several hundred dollars of heating costs per year) That $40-60 initial cost is usually paid off part-way through the first heating season. After the payoff the savings are set aside in a special account to pay for additional air panels that are installed by the next heating season. Some homeowners may need financial coaching to actually realize the saving dollars, which can be part of your program. By the end of the second heating season there will be several hundred dollars saved that can be use to add a few exterior storms for even greater savings, or repair and maintain one or two of the primary sashes. Every year, as energy dollar savings accrue a few more windows can be restored.


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