Ultimate Guide to Install Removable Magnetic Window Insulation

How would removable magnetic window insulation affect your home’s comfort level? How reliable are magnetic seals and compression seals on storm windows?

Removable Magnetic Window Insulation

For a magnetic seal to develop, the magnets must first attach to something. Typically, this involves a metal bracket being permanently fastened to your window frame, which can be challenging to install. However, once in place, the rest of the magnetic window insulation process is easy to install, offering a cost-effective solution.

Second, removable window insulation is unsightly, with and without the window insert. Third, even after removing the window insert, a sizable metal bracket still surrounds your window.

removable magnetic window insulation

As someone who has personally installed removable magnetic window insulation in my own home, I can attest to both the benefits and the challenges of this process. For example, during one particularly harsh winter, the magnetic seals effectively reduced drafts and maintained indoor warmth, making a noticeable difference in our heating bills.

Third, acrylic, typically used for window inserts, changes size in response to temperature. The metal frame is immobile, but the window insert and any associated magnets move. The panel can now pop off since whatever magnetic seal there may have been compromised.

Magnetic storm windows are known for their energy efficiency and noise reduction capabilities, often blocking up to 70% of outside noise when applied to single-pane windows.

This firsthand experience reinforces the fact that, despite some drawbacks, magnetic window insulation can significantly enhance home comfort and energy savings.

Magnets only draw in one direction, but compression tubes produce spring force around the window frame. It provides friction and resistance to air pressure while absorbing expansion and contraction in all directions.

Pros and Cons of Magnetic Window Insulation

Here’s a comparison to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of magnetic window insulation:

Cost-effective solutionUnsightly metal brackets
Easy to install after initial setupSeal can weaken over time
Effective noise reductionAesthetic issues with visible metal brackets
Significant energy savingsSingle-direction seal
Removable for window accessTemperature changes can cause seal failure
Enhances home comfort and efficiencyPotential damage to historic window frames

Window Insulation Kit

Kits for insulating windows are cheap to save energy and stop drafts in your house. In addition, they are a fantastic alternative to replace old, inefficient windows if you cannot afford to replace them.

Most removable window insulation kits, including those using magnetic systems, function similarly. They involve attaching a layer of insulation, typically a sheet of heat-shrinkable plastic film or other insulating materials, to the window panes. This easy-to-install method uses double-sided tape or magnetic strips, making it cost-effective to enhance your home’s energy efficiency.

The best window insulating kits are easy to install and serve as an effective draft-sealing barrier. These kits, often comprising plastic sheets or insulation film, are a seasonal solution for drafty windows, as they typically prevent the windows from being opened once applied.

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How to Install Removable Magnetic Window Insulation?

A transparent optical-quality acrylic panel may be attached to the existing windowsill utilizing continuous magnetic channels. This ensures a secure and airtight seal around the window after installing a covert Magnetite subframe.

No operating window has a lower air penetration rate than a double-glazed window insulation system. Since the magnetic window insulation can easily be removed between the Magnetite panels and the existing window, installation of the Magnetite panels is simple.

The air cavity is an insulating barrier against noise and temperature, similar to typical double glazing. Depending on the design of the current window, we can modify the size of the air cavity to maximize thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, or both.

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Foam PVC makes up the Magnetite subframe, a thermal barrier between the primary Magnetite system and the installed window. This sub-frame enables Magnetite to be attached to any preexisting window frame, whether made of steel, aluminum, or wood.

Magnetite’s acrylic glazing panels have a thermal efficiency of up to six times greater than glass. Solar control films can also be used on windows to reduce radiant heat. But first, we cover the inner layer of the already-existing glass with a movie.

We use a plastic film inside the existing window to maximize effectiveness and ensure a cost-effective solution. This insulation film reflects heat before it enters the air cavity, enhancing the overall insulation performance.

For your existing windows or doors, magnetic window insulation is available in three models: the Magnetite Classic, which has removable panels and is ideal for double-hung and timber windows; the Magnetite Easyglide, which is perfect for sliding windows and easy to use; and the Magnetite Slider, which is best for more oved windows and sliding doors.

Wrapping Up

Window insulation kits are a cost-effective way to save energy and stop drafts in your house. To add a layer of insulation, attach a sheet of heat-shrinkable plastic or another insulating material to the window panes using double-sided tape or magnetic strips.

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Magnetite is an insulating barrier against noise and temperature, similar to typical double glazing. It can be attached to any preexisting window frame made of steel, aluminum, or wood. Magnetic window insulation panels have a thermal efficiency of up to six times greater than glass.

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Insulation Line, managed by Michael Warman, offers valuable insights and practical tips on insulation. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Michael provides detailed information on selecting insulation materials, installation methods, and enhancing energy efficiency