3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6)

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  • 62" x 210" film
  • 1/2" x 1008" tape
  • Insulates five 3' x 5' windows
  • Clear as glass
  • Increases R-value by 90% over a single pane window


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3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6)
 
4.8

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Solid construction (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

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        • Getting started (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      There is no substitute for the best.

      3m was the first kit I tried years ago. I tried quite a few others over the years (the wife trying to save a buck) and was always disappointed with the results other...Read complete review

      3m was the first kit I tried years ago. I tried quite a few others over the years (the wife trying to save a buck) and was always disappointed with the results other products(didn't seal well, hard to handle, adhesives failed long before end of season, didn't stay clear or was foggy to start with) to the point I called some companys to express my displeasure. In one case the manfacturer sent me a voucher to replace the kit with the one of my choice. I got 3m with the voucher.
      Since then I have stuck with the 3m brand and will try no others.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Pretty easy to use. But tape not sticky.

      Pretty easy to use. The tape seems sticky, but does not stick to the painted dry wall well at all. Maybe it's the paint? The tape sticks better to the painted wooden trim...Read complete review

      Pretty easy to use. The tape seems sticky, but does not stick to the painted dry wall well at all. Maybe it's the paint? The tape sticks better to the painted wooden trim (different color paint, but I do not know what is different about the composition). Have to use thumb tacks to keep tape stuck to wall when plastic is in place. Cats are not a fan of it since their windowsill sitting ledge is gone.

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      5.0

      Very Happy

      By Doc 3 HAWKS

      from Colville, Wa.

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

          After reading many reviews I chose this 3M product for my windows. These windows are dual pane windows but I live less than 50 below the Canadian border in NE Washington. This product is easy to use and the hair dryer does what the product says it will. I had enough tape and it sticks very well at least for me. I bought the kit for 5 windows and got 4 very odd shaped windows done with a little material left over. It did help having the wife help out... two does well with this and yesterday morning it was 8 degrees and the cold transfer was bad in the dining room, but this morning with the treatment it was far and above better. I am totally happy with this product. It does what it says it will.

           
          5.0

          Wonderful

          By Octavia

          from Fernandina Bch FL

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Grip
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Solid Construction
          • Weather Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

              I used this product to save money on my electric bill and I recommend this product to my family and friends.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Pretty easy to use. But tape not sticky.

              By jysharky

              from Sacramento, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                  Pretty easy to use. The tape seems sticky, but does not stick to the painted dry wall well at all. Maybe it's the paint? The tape sticks better to the painted wooden trim (different color paint, but I do not know what is different about the composition). Have to use thumb tacks to keep tape stuck to wall when plastic is in place. Cats are not a fan of it since their windowsill sitting ledge is gone.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best filim window insulator

                  By RayL

                  from Cleveland OH

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Tape Easiest To Use
                  • Very Clear--not Like Othe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                      Have compared to alternatives, which are not clear--milky appearance. Also tape superior to other brands. Much easier to separate and apply.

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      it is not the film but the TAPE-3M rules

                      By les

                      from north coast OHIO

                      Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                      it is not the film but the 3M TAPE get what pay for

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      3M is the one

                      By Dave

                      from Santa Rosa, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Maximum Clarity
                      • Shrinks To Fit

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                          After the first season with a few DIY storm windows I knew I'd be doing the whole 1935 house. Virtually eliminated condensation and resulting paint damage to the windows, cuts out drafts, and saves on heating. Other film brands I've tried handle similarly but aren't as clear as the 3M product.
                          My storm windows consist of a light weight painted pine or fir frame built for 1/4" clearance all 4 sides. A 2" wide strip of 5-6 mil plastic (Visqueen) is folded to make a 1" wide double thickness which is stapled to the back side (not the edge) of the finished storm window so that it sticks out like wings, about 5/8" on all 4 sides. Shove this into the window opening and the plastic strip holds it firmly in place while acting as a seal. I install 2 sheet metal screws on the front side as pulls to get the storm window out again.

                          (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Impressive

                          By FloridaPhillip

                          from Tampa Bay, Florida

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                              I'm impressed. And I am not impressed easily. Once I used the blow dryer to shrink the plastic it was clear as glass. Very impressive. Advice: 1) separate the tape and the paper about 1/2 inch before you apply it to the window frame. That way you can easily find the end of the paper and start pulling off. If you wait until you have applied the tape to the frame it can be very difficult to separate the tape and the plastic. (The tape is THAT good). 2) go very slowly side to side with the blow dryer. 3) stand off a bit to the side as you are blow drying it. That way you can see how far you are away from the plastic. If you stand right behind the dryer it is difficult to judge how far away you are from the plastic. 4) to see if all the wrinkles are gone go outside and look in. If the sun is shining on it you will get an even more detailed inspection.

                               
                              5.0

                              The best window kit on the market

                              By Jimmy the farmer

                              from Hull, Massachusetts

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Solid Construction
                              • Weather Resistant

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                                  If your looking to insulate your windows this is the best product to use. 3M makes the best double sided tape for a strong grip to the window frame and the plastic film blow dries to a crystal clear finish (like a sheet of glass)
                                  Frost king make a cheap product that does not hold up well to the long winter season. The only problem is you can only buy it at ACE Hardware

                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Our gas bill went down!!

                                  By Kari

                                  from Rochester, NY

                                  About Me Getting Started

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Saves money
                                  • Solid Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                                      We put these up on all our windows, and our gas bill went down, even though it got colder outside. Saves $$$, worth the investment!!!

                                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great money-saving product

                                      By Kari

                                      from Rochester, NY

                                      About Me Getting Started

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Solid Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Energy and money saving

                                        Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                                        We put these up on all of our windows in our old home (early 1900's), which all have very nice varnished Chesnut wood molding, so we wanted to make sure we blocked the drafts and cold air coming in, but we did not want to ruin the wood; I tested the tape on an inconpicuous piece of wood and it came off as easily as regular scotch tape, very nice.
                                        Very easy to use/install. Using a "powerful" hair dryer on high blast got rid of the wrinkles more quickly and effectively then on low blast. You don't need to "obsess" about laying the plastic on exactly flat, the heat really makes for a tight fit.

                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Easier to install than I thought.

                                        By Sylvia

                                        from Sacramento, CA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoor on windows

                                          Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                                          So I'm not seeing much improvement in my utility bill but there is definately less draft in my home. We rent a home without double pane glass windows and the landlord is not ready to install them so we thought this would help.

                                          (17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Good Stuff

                                          By Don

                                          from Florida

                                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                                                Tip: Mine came with one long bundle of folded film.You have to cut the film to fit the window. Follow the No.1 instruction on the box. DO NOT COMPLETELY UNFOLD the pack of folded film and then measure and cut the film. Measure the length of the window, add two inches in LENGTH, forget the width as there is more than enough for a 3 foot wide window when all the folds are unfolded, flop the entire pack of folded film open, mark your length and cut straight across ALL of the folds.

                                                (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Stop the Drafts!

                                                By brr5

                                                from Dayton, OH

                                                About Me Beginner

                                                Pros

                                                • Good Insulation

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Energy Conservation

                                                  Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                                                  I used this product last winter to cover two drafty windows in our family room. First of all, it is extremely easy to install. The plastic tightens up with the heat from a blow-dryer, making it tight and crystal clear. It stayed neatly in place all winter and did a beautiful job of stopping the drafts. There was no tape or sticky residue left behind after removal.

                                                  (52 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  There is no substitute for the best.

                                                  By Ray from Pittsburgh

                                                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                  • Good Insulation
                                                  • Stays clear and tight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Energy Conservation

                                                    Comments about 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit (2141W6):

                                                    3m was the first kit I tried years ago. I tried quite a few others over the years (the wife trying to save a buck) and was always disappointed with the results other products(didn't seal well, hard to handle, adhesives failed long before end of season, didn't stay clear or was foggy to start with) to the point I called some companys to express my displeasure. In one case the manfacturer sent me a voucher to replace the kit with the one of my choice. I got 3m with the voucher.
                                                    Since then I have stuck with the 3m brand and will try no others.

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