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Old 12-03-2009, 01:35 AM  
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Default Winterizing Patio Screen Door

Years ago, when I was young, my dad applied plastic sheeting to the exterior of our windows before winter set in. He used a waxed cardboard stripping as a staple/tack strip to prevent the plastic tearing out. These strips were about 1/2" wide and perhaps 1/16" thick. I found this product several years ago at a hardware store but they no longer have it nor can I find it anywhere else, including extensive Google searches.

Anyone familiar with this product? Know where I could find some? Think of searches that might help other than "waxed cardboard strips" "exterior window plastic sheeting", "plastic sheeting stapling".

Any help would be very greatly appreciated. I ended up cutting 1/8" thick strips of cedar this year, trimming them to 1/2" wide, then using tacks to fasten the plastic - it was a pain with about 1/4" of the tacks causing the strips to split.


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Old 12-04-2009, 03:02 PM  
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Heard of them but, haven't seen them in years. Now-a-days we use window film kits that apply with double sided tape and then shrink & clear them with a hairdryer.
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I'd vote for a the shrink stuff too. It's faily easy to apply.
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