Builder’s Tip: A Simple Way to Close Off Window Openings
When the painters came to finish the windows in a huge house I was working on, one of them, Jon, used a clever method for closing off the window openings when the sashes were out.
This tip helps a lot when winter winds are bearing down.
As shown in the drawing:
- Jon cut a piece of 1/4-inch rigid foam board into a panel large enough to bear on the window jambs.
- Then he secured the panel with pairs of slats on the interior and exterior held together by a twisted tie wire that pokes through the foam panel.
It’s a quick, easy, thoughtful way to keep out the cold.
— Jon Sherman, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
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