Posted by Ars Technic on January 26, 2018 06:00:30What if you’re in a building that is not covered in glass?
How about when your house has a lot of glass and there are no windows in your basement?
If you are in a situation like that, we have a few suggestions.
First, it may be possible to install the glass-referenced plastic window cover in your existing window cover that is already in place, rather than trying to install it in a new window.
The only drawback is that you need to cut the old window cover.
You can use a circular saw to cut off the backside of the old glass, or you can cut the new plastic window covering.
It doesn’t have to be circular.
If the old plastic window was covered with a hard plastic cover, the old cover could be removed and replaced.
There is a lot less plastic needed to make the new window cover than there was to make a replacement glass-based window cover (though it’s still hard to cut a hole in a plastic sheet that’s not glass).
You could even use the old covers to make new window covers that have the new glass in them.
To make the windows look new, you might need to paint the new cover black, or replace the window cover with a new cover.
I have never seen an alternative to this method.
I hope that this article helps someone, someone who has experienced this, to decide whether they would like to try it.
This is a simple, quick, and cheap solution that might make a difference to their situation.
Hopefully, it will encourage others to consider installing plastic-reins in their windows.