How To Draught-proof Your Home With Clear Perspex Sheets
There are virtually thousands of uses for clear Perspex sheeting, just one of them being an extremely effective means of getting rid of unwanted draughts in your home. Two of the many ways that you can draught-proof your home with Clear Perspex Sheets, include:
1. Chimney downdraught — most people only think of the windows and doors in their homes as being entrance points for cold outdoor breezes, many of them forgetting that their chimneys are perfect entrances for wind to enter their houses. Although pleasing to the eye and a great way to warm a room, draughts will enter your home through your chimney.
An effective way to combat this is to bend an appropriate-sized sheet of clear Perspex to create an ideal wind-guard in front of your fireplace. Besides being an incredibly durable and streamlined way to stop your chimney from allowing draughts to enter the room, it is also an excellent way to protect children from an open fireplace.
2. Secondary glazing — doors and windows are the most obvious points of entry for wind and the usual way to resolve this issue is to simply close the windows and doors. However, even doing this doesn’t stop the cold from creeping in, since glass is a very poor insulator. Although no draughts can enter when windows are closed, they do contribute to the cold temperatures in a home.
Fortunately there is a solution to this problem, in the form of clear Perspex sheeting, the cheap alternative to double-glazing. Cut to size to fit perfectly, the sheeting will not hamper light transmittance in any way, but it will keep the draughts out as well as any outdoor noise pollution.
What to do with clear acrylic off-cuts
Here are a few ideas as to what you can do with the off-cuts you have after using the sheets to draught-proof your home.
• Give the budding artists in your home loads of pleasure with a see-through easel on which to stand his/her drawing paper or canvas
• Wood block or floating picture frames to display some of your favourite photographs
• A modern knife-holder for your kitchen, to display your quality knife set
• Family and friends will find it incredibly fascinating to watch your plants grow in a root garden
Apart from the above two suggestions, there are many other ways that you can use clear Perspex to keep draughts from entering your house. With a little imagination and creativity, you can create other ways to keep chilly breezes out and many, many more ways to use all the off-cuts you are left with after your draught-resolving projects.