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24 reviews | 3.7 out of 5
I followed the directions on the package and thought I had done a great job until I stopped to admire my work. Thats when all the plastic came off the tape and I had to put it back up with packaging tape that I had. I could have done this with regular plastic and package tape.
Having used Duck brand window kits over the past few years for insulation from the New England weather, I decided to try the Roll-On Premium Window Kit in hopes that the "easy custom fit" would save me much time over the traditional kit. Instead what I received is a completely flawed product that cost me additional time, money, and frustration. When attempting to unroll the film across the top of my window, I found that the film did not roll symmetrically off. Despite my careful attempts to try to ensure that everything remained aligned, what ended up happening at the end was an oblique cut of the film (despite following the instructions of having a 2" reserve on either side). This oblique cut resulted in me not having enough film at the bottom of the window to spread across to the double-sided tape. Whats more is that the pre-taped portion of the film is a poor excuse for an adhesive, so the rolling across the top of the window was slightly misaligned to start. Having to completely trash my first attempt, I found exactly the same problem with my second attempt: inability of the film to roll symmetrically -- though luckily I expected this horrible design flaw and gave myself much more than the recommended 2" extensions. This still didn't address the fact that the top "pre-taped" part had absolutely minimal stickyness with the window frame. Hoping that a little heat would help, I finally had to resort to using a significant amount of packing tape in order to create the seal at the top -- another significant loss in time and money. After getting a second window done in the same manner, it was apparent that I would not have enough film to complete a third. I have spent more than three times the amount of money for this "easy roll-on" kit compared to the traditional kit. Instead of providing coverage for 5 windows (with sizing the same as my windows) as advertised, I was only able to painfully cover two windows. I consider myself a relatively handy man when it comes to do-it-yourself projects, but this product is absolutely worthless.
Tape sticks to everything but what it is supposed to stick to. Had the same experience with other duck products. Use to use Frost King. They worked great. Wal-Mart no longer carries that brand. Will go to another retailer that carries Frost King.
have bought this kit every year and never failed me i live in massachusetts so we got cold
the tape that comes with it is in my opinion not the best but any tape will work so get it put it up and stay warm ---save money
this works great,but it will not work if the temp is under 40 degrees. it will keep the draft out.great product for the type of weather we have in cleveland,ohio.
New window to reduce your heating or cooling bill is more likely the best solution. Unfortunately I do not have the $15,000 they quoted to do this. This is a fantastic much cheaper solution that works for both summer and winter and still looks as if its not there.
Even if you redid it each year it would take 300 years to cost the same as new windows.
I will stick to these until I sell thank you.
I love the wy the top is already to put on with the tape already attached. Easier than the usual sheets of plastic. Could use more of the alcohol pads to clean the surface where the tape goes.
its easy and simple to put up and does the job its suppose to, but tape isnt any good I went by other reviews and bought my own clear tape , just in case and sure enough I needed it
It was a mess nothing like the kit u can buy that doesn't have the tape already on it.....
This was my first time trying this product. I am impressed. The seal is nice and tight. No wind pent rates the seal. Blocks drafts perfectly. This will definitely be a yearly ritual. Great price and fast delivery.
Went up very easy. As I am a widow with no one to help with these things, I found it so easy to put up in just a couple minutes
We live in an old farm house-in Vermont.........so drafts are a big problem and it just gets plain old COLD in the winter...so we are always looking for the ways to manage draft.
There is not a winter that these do no go on ALL our windows. the ones we placed on the basement windows are there year round.......and have been there for more than three years now! No problems with clouding etc. They are tricky to put up well-but it is worth the time. One review was less than positive because of the tape-but an easy fix would be to get a fresh roll of double sided sticky tape. These things keep our house toasty! Would not go a winter in VT without them
put on 2 windows in winter of 2011, still on my windows after 3 days of 100 degrees
The roll-on window kits are the best by far! The ease of application makes this product better than any other brands on the market. I apply them in the fall and they stay on until I remove them in the spring. Best part: my windows don't sweat and melt all over the sills.
love them they work great
easy to use
there awesome my mom loves them to
Yes! Duck brand heat and shrink is without a doubt the very best and most reliable window insulation kit on the market. First of all, the quality. The shrink film is crystal clear and very tough. Its not thin and flimsy and "flyaway" like the others. That makes it easy to handle! The double sided tape that comes with it is really easy and simple to work with. Once properly applied as per the instructions, you will be amazed at its holding strength. My tape rolls had 288 inches in length to work with! Duck brand will help you stay warm, decrease your heating bills, and will help to eliminate wind and cold air coming through your windows! Have a snug winter! Quacks to all of you!
Every year it's an exhausting task as I attempt to put plastic on my windows. Today I came across Duck Extra Large Patio Door Roll-on Window Kit...hummm...Was curious as to how this was going to work...Like a charm! I couldn't believe it. Went up quickly with no trouble at all..This project is done by myself and the most difficult part was to put my blinds back up..Thank you Duck for making this job effortless. You have a superior product and I will continue to use and try more of your product lines.
I buy this product every year, I would not use anything else. It really does work....
I liked this product, and it did what I needed it to, but only with a little extra help. The tape at the top and the double sided one that comes with it wouldn't stick to the semi-gloss painted walls. I ended up using some cheap packing take to get it to stick and stay up.
Is easy to use and you can see through it when done. Love that