Ace Plastic 62 in. W Window Insulation Kit Clear(19443015)

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  • Material: Plastic
  • Product Type: Window Insulation Kit
  • Width: 62 in.
  • Color Family: Clear
  • Hardware Included: No


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ACE HARDWAREAce® 6-Window Insulation Kit
 
3.0

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (6)

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    (6)

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    (2)

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    (9)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good insulation (10)
  • Glass sealed securely (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Energy conservation (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (9), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent but...

I went to use this product on my windows. I followed the instructions and got a crisp clean look and nicely sealed window. However when I went to use the blow dryer I held...Read complete review

I went to use this product on my windows. I followed the instructions and got a crisp clean look and nicely sealed window. However when I went to use the blow dryer I held it at the 1/4" distance I read and I managed to burn a small hole. I wasn't lingering either, I used constantly motion! I used duct tape to seal that one hole, all others went up smoothly. I definitely got my money's worth.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Go for the name brand..

Do yourself a favor and splurge for the 3M brand of this. The tape in the ACE brand wouldn't stick for anything. We ended up returning it for the 3M one and had absolutely...Read complete review

Do yourself a favor and splurge for the 3M brand of this. The tape in the ACE brand wouldn't stick for anything. We ended up returning it for the 3M one and had absolutely no problems.

Reviewed by 23 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Will NEVER BUY AGAIN

By Rick

from Laramie WY

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

For 14 years I have always used Duck brand weatherproofing material. This year I decided to try Ace Hardware weatherproofing because it was way cheaper. FIRST: The material had creases in it so you could tell it was there. NOT an issue with Duck brand. SECOND: I live in a 30 mph constant wind region. The Ace Hardware brand tape kept sliding and the plastic kept coming loose and losing grip. I have leaks every other day. The Duck brand never ever came loose or the plastic separate from the tape. Lesson learned: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR - GARBAGE

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Will not buy again

By Larry

from Saline, MI

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

Not as clear as the 3M film. Way too many visible lines and creases that won't come out even after using hair dryer repeatedly.

Cheaper is not better in this case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loved It!

By Ashley

from Morristown, Tennessee

About Me Budget Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Assemble

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Living Room

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

    Just got done putting this product on my windows and it was SUPER EASY! I never once burned a hole or had to redo any window, it went up and on just like it said on box. I used just a simple hair dryer I purchased many years ago at the dollar store. I have NOTHING bad to say about this product. it's easy to use, it down what it was suppose to do and on the plus side affordable so I cannot complain.

    • I Am A:
    • Family Young Kids

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    3M no good in comparison

    By Jenn

    from Easton, PA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

    This is MUCH better than the 3M counterpart. I bought 3M this year b/c Ace Brand was sold out. 3M popped, ripped and did not shrink as nicely as the Ace Brand I had purchased for the previous 3 years. Next time back to Ace Brand!

    • I Am A:
    • Family Young Kids

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Warm inside/Cold out

    By Judi the Tinkerer

    from St Augustine, Fl

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

    I have used this product two years in a row to close in my 18x12 screened porch in the winter. It is clear enough for the sun to shine through and heat up the porch to the 80's on cold winter days here in Florida. I leave my house door open and it also heats up my house. The double sided tape does not stink very good. After the sheets unstuck last year on windy days, I bought 3M adhesive and tried that. It did the trick wonderfully. So this year I did not even bother with the tape, went right to the spray glue. Now I can enjoy my porch year round.

    • I Am A:
    • Single Female

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not Crystal Clear

    By Georgene's Missy

    from Solon Springs, WI

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

        Do not substitute the Ace brand for the higher priced brand. Lots of work to install on a large window (5' x 8') and POOR results. I suspected it would be poor as I installed the film but gave it a go thinking the cloudy coating on the window film might disappear when I heated it. It did not - the result was a cloudy view out the window, almost like a layer of white powder. Tore it off (can't look through that all winter) and I will return to Ace.

        • I Am A:
        • Family Older Kids
         
        4.0

        super easy to install

        By MKelley

        from Oakland, CA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Glass Sealed Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Energy Conservation

          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

          This kit took me about 15 minutes to install. Super easy.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not as easy as it looks

          By Santas help

          from Williamsport, pa

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hard To Work With
            • Not A Job For One Person

            Best Uses

            • Energy Conservation

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

            It took me more than an hour to do one standard window working alone. I found the material to be easily torn not a desired aspect when trying to seal windows to keep the cold at bay. The Double sided tape is not easy to use as the surface does not want to separate from the backing. I suggest you use a small piece of tape to get the separation started and then take your time or that part you already have on the surface will all come tumbling down and if you have any if the film near it it will stick to it and you will have wasted an entire strip since the tape sticks a lot better where it is not wanted than where it is.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Will Not Buy Again

            By Krenee

            from Vermont

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Does Not Stick
            • Good Insulation

            Cons

            • Have To Redo Several Time
            • Tape Does Not Stick

            Best Uses

            • Energy Conservation

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

            I have been using insulation kits my entire adult life. I have never had as many difficulties as I did this year. The tape would not stick on any of the sills, even though they were all wiped down. I have had to redo several windows, but of course, once you shrink the plastic, it's not going to fit the same way, oftentimes not at all. This was a total waste of money and I will never use this brand again.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works great for Colorado winters

            By Vera DeGroote

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Glass Sealed Securely
            • Good Insulation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Energy Conservation

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

              This is the 7th year I have put this on the windows in my glassed in patio. I have found it goes up as described - it does take a bit of time but well worth. I am an over-75 year old woman and have really not had any problems with it. The advice of wiping down the area where the tape will go with alcohol/alcohol wipe is good. This is the best window insulation product and the best price.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Ace window insulation kit

              By pH

              from montana

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Plastic Is Too Thin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                  Tape is poor as noted elsewhere. Main problem I experienced is plastic is so thin that it tears when you have to reposition it.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  DO NOT BUY

                  By THISISJUNK

                  from Finksburg Md

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                  This is total junk. The double-sided tape won't stick to anything and it is literally impossible to peel the covering off the other side of the tape. Pure aggravation.. Don't waste your time or money. I won't be shopping at Ace any more.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  DO NOT BUY!!! VERY BAD PRODUCT!!!!

                  By BK

                  from BIRMINGHAM, MI

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Drafty
                    • Jams
                    • Warps

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                      DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!! YOU ARE BETTER OFF USING DOUBLE SIDED SCOTCH TAPE AND A GARBAGE BAG!!

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      It works, and that's all that mattered

                      By kj

                      from Stratford, NJ

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to install
                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Good Insulation
                      • Long Lasting
                      • One size fits most
                      • Seal is airtight

                      Cons

                      • ObstructsBlinds bydesign
                      • Only did 4 custom windows
                      • Trapped air pocket
                      • Waste Wider than needed

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Energy Conservation
                      • Insulation

                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                      The adhesive strips are narrow and weightless and somewhat of a challenge to apply in a straight line without self-sticking or being weighed down by such a wide plastic sheet, but with a little time and patience, I managed to install this without any additional hands or help from any other materials besides the hairdrier to close the seal.

                      Ultimately, you'll want to cut the sheet down in dimensions considerably to match normal sized windows. This is almost always a waste of square inches. I had over a foot extra on BOTH side, despite considerably wide windows. Therefore, when they call this a 6 pack, you really should expect to do at least 4 windows with it, and if your windows aren't too high, you're lucky and may get one or two more to fit. But if you do have wide windows, this problem I had could actually be to your advantage.

                      I am mostly impressed at how these insulation sheets have held up throughout the entire fall and winter season, particularly in the bathroom where moisture and condensation could have been a higher risk. I have not had to repair nor replace a single one yet in over six months.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works great

                      By Ree

                      from Canaan Valley, WV

                      About Me Beginner

                      Pros

                      • Good Insulation

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Energy Conservation

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                        We purchased this product for drafty windows here in West Virginia, it works great. Tip... clean the surface to which you are applying the tape with rubbing alcohol, etc. The completed progect looks great, but more importantly, works great!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        As good as the name brand, half the cost

                        By Fred from Boston

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Glass Sealed Securely
                        • Good Insulation
                        • Good value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Energy Conservation

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                          I used the name brand last winter and this year saved with the Ace product. I found it of equal quality. There is plenty of material and it is easy to use. I have window shades, and so I need to put the tape around the inside of the window casing. Fitting the plastic then took a little work (and one widow for the experience). But the plastic smoothed out just fine and the tape stuck as claimed; I have stained wood windows, and even that did not cause a problem.

                          Only slight negative is that I found the tape a little harder to pull the backing off than the other product, but if you have finger nails, you will learn how to do it (stick the end of the tape down, then repeatedly scrape one corner carefully until the backing begins to pull up).

                          I commend Ace for stepping up and competing on price with a quality product that I plan to use next time.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Decent but...

                          By M on the Mountain

                          from Vermont

                          About Me Beginner

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Glass Sealed Securely
                          • Good Insulation

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Energy Conservation

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                            I went to use this product on my windows. I followed the instructions and got a crisp clean look and nicely sealed window. However when I went to use the blow dryer I held it at the 1/4" distance I read and I managed to burn a small hole. I wasn't lingering either, I used constantly motion! I used duct tape to seal that one hole, all others went up smoothly. I definitely got my money's worth.

                            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Destroys Paint

                            By Becca

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Destroys Paint
                              • Drafty
                              • Tape Doesn't Work

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                                I really really wanted this to work. And it didn't.
                                First, the tape does not stay on; I had to retape it quite a few times which meant that removing the wrinkles were useless. It did not help my drafty windows at all.

                                The worst part? When I went to remove the plastic when the weather got warmer, it destroyed the paint on my sills. I now have a whole other project to worry about resanding and painting my sills.

                                 
                                4.0

                                product works well on drafty windows

                                By John W.

                                from Florida,gulf coast area

                                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Glass Sealed Securely
                                • Good Insulation

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Energy Conservation

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                                  I USED THIS PRODUCT AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT
                                  ALL THE WRINKLES WERE REMOVED WITH BLOW DRYER
                                  TO A CLEAR FINISH.THE DOUBLE SIDED TAPE WORKED WELL
                                  IT WAS A LITTLE HARD FOR ME THE FIRST TIME I APPLIED
                                  THE TAPE BUT IT GOT EASEY ON THE NEXT ONE.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Leaky Windows? This stuff rocks!

                                  By Alisha

                                  from Los Gatos, CA

                                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy cheapcrystal clear
                                  • Glass Sealed Securely
                                  • Good Insulation

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                                      This stuff is amazing! Get extra tape, then be on your way. It's a great, cheap alternative to replacing your windows. After you use your hairdryer to tighten the plastic, you can't even tell it's on your windows.

                                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I've used this stuff for years & love it

                                      By Sandy Eggo Lady

                                      from El Cajon, CA

                                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Pros

                                      • Glass Sealed Securely
                                      • Good Insulation

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Energy Conservation

                                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                                        We have windows made up of slats of glass...kind of like miniblinds, but wider slats. They're great about 9 months of the year here in southern CA, but in winter? Egads! The air comes in between the slats like crazy. This is the only stuff that saves us.

                                        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Excellent Value

                                        By Rodney

                                        from Sandwich, IL

                                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Insulation

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Energy Conservation

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                                          This product is well worth the money. Just follow the directions and get Great results. It is so simple my 13 year old son did a couple windows without any trouble.

                                          (10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Go for the name brand..

                                          By Kim

                                          from Michigan

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® 6-Window Insulation Kit:

                                          Do yourself a favor and splurge for the 3M brand of this. The tape in the ACE brand wouldn't stick for anything. We ended up returning it for the 3M one and had absolutely no problems.

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