The Office of Sustainability and Environment, along with the Climate Action Commission, has partnered with the non-profit groups WindowDressers and Maine's First Ship (The Freight Shed) to offer Bath residents a low-cost alternative to reduce heating costs. Window Dressers insulating window inserts let in light while stopping drafts. Each insert is made of a custom-made pine frame wrapped on each side with tightly-sealed, clear polyolefin film, creating an airspace between the two layers for additional insulation. The insert is finished with a compressible foam gasket. The foam allows enough give for the inserts to be easily slid into place in the fall and removed in the spring while holding firmly enough to provide a tight, friction-based seal. The inserts are installed inside your existing window frame with no fasteners required.
The inserts are free for those who cannot afford to pay, and low cost for middle and high-income households. The prices are exceptionally low (50%-75% cheaper than commercial products) through their nonprofit model of cooperative insert-building. This means that customers contribute time at their local Community Builds.
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