Zip in the Warmth!

Cozy Window

We have suddenly gotten a lot warmer at home.

As many of you know, I received a grant to develop an insulation system for sliding glass doors, a.k.a. patio doors. The grant was to develop the product and then to organize a cooperative business that manufacture the coverings.

I am still working through the details of the design. By which I mean, LUCKY US! Our home is rich in windows. And now we are noticably warmer and our wallets are fatter, thanks to these prototype window coverings I’ve been making. This is the first prototype I made.

Mark Opens the Window Covering for the Day

D-rings and Tenterhooks hold the window covering Open

Fully Open

I came to some aesthetic challenges with this covering. You can see how I am still working out the details of attaching the shade to the window. Stay tuned, next issue I’ll post the second revised version.

In the meanwhile I can tell you that we LOVE these. We live on the second floor and  keep our entire house at 65 degrees. For us, upstairs, that translates to 62 degrees. Since we started covering the windows we dropped the thermostat 2 degrees and still maintain the same temperature as before the window covering.

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