WindowDressers to make presentation July 27

Jul 06, 2018
Courtesy of: WindowDressers WindowDressers volunteers make insulating window inserts.

Thomaston — Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St., welcomes WindowDressers July 27 at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation and question-and-answer session.

WindowDressers brings volunteers together to improve the warmth and comfort of homes, lower heating costs, and reduce CO2 emissions by producing low-cost insulating window inserts that function as interior-mounted storm windows. The WindowDressers staff supplies, trains and supports teams of community volunteers as they build affordable insulating window inserts at local workshops.

Each insert is made of a custom-made pine frame wrapped in two layers of tightly sealed clear polyolefin film and finished with a compressible foam gasket. The foam allows enough give for the inserts to be easily slid into place in the fall and removed in the spring, while holding firmly enough to provide a tight, friction-based seal that stops drafts and adds two more insulating air spaces between the home and the window.

The inserts are installed inside of existing windows. With reasonable care, the inserts can last five to 10 years. WindowDressers also offers affordable re-wrapping of inserts when they begin to wear. WindowDressers will have examples of these inserts available during the presentation for people to examine.

For more information, contact the library at 354-2453.

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