FAQs

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How do I clean it?

The membrane is easily cleaned - just wipe over the surface using a soft cloth dipped in warm water only. Add a few drops of detergent to the water if the surface marks are greasy and then rinse off with clean water. DO NOT use chemical cleaners or abrasive cloths.

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What are the most common installation problems?

The most common mistake is placing the tape on a frame that is too narrow. The tape supplied is 15 mm wide. Frames must provide a flat surface at least 15mm wide (30mm for large windows) in order to provide sufficient area for adhesion when the membrane is under tension after shrinking with the hair-dryer. [...]

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Window frames treated with oil, wax, or in poor condition

The ClearComfort system relies on a strong adhesive bond between our double-sided tape and the window frame. Wood with an oil or wax finish An oil or wax finish does not provide a sufficiently adhesive surface, so some preparation is required. Lightly sand a 20mm strip where you will be placing the double-sided tape to [...]

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Over-sized glass pane

The maximum width of the ClearComfort membrane is 1.6 metres. This can be fixed to the frame of a window that is, say, 1.5 metres wide and 2.4 metres tall, but not to one that is 1.7 metres wide and 2.4 m Two removable frames across an oversized glass pane. For a [...]

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Curved glass

To use our ClearComfort system with curved glass you will need to make up a series of narrow, straight-sided frames (similar to empty picture frames) that will fit around the curve. These frames sit abutting each other against the interior face of your existing glass, and can be removable or fixed permanently in place. [...]

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Frameless glass

The principle behind the ClearComfort window insulation system is to trap a thin layer of air between the glass and the transparent membrane, using the window frame to establish the depth of the air layer. To use the ClearComfort system with frameless glass you will need to attach a supplementary frame to the wall [...]

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Steel framed window

If the steel frame provides a suitable surface parallel to the glass and at least 6mm distant from the existing glass, you can attach the ClearComfort tape and membrane to the steel frame in the normal way. If the steel frame is not positioned suitably for direct attachment of the ClearComfort tape and membrane, [...]

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Aluminium Windows

Aluminium is an extremely poor insulating material. One-third of the heat transferred through an aluminium-framed window is conducted through the frame itself (unless the frame is a specialized composite insulated frame). We recommend a simple solution for the home handyperson. Typical aluminium sliding window Attach a movable supplementary frame For each window [...]

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Window fittings

Latches, locks, winders and other mechanisms attached to the window frame may need to be removed temporarily while fitting the ClearComfort tape and membrane. If a window fitting is in the way, just unscrew the fitting, install the tape and membrane following the instructions, and then screw the fitting back in position. Some types [...]

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Sash, or double-hung windows

ClearComfort tape and membrane are thin enough not to interfere with the sliding action of sash windows. If your sash window is constructed in a manner that prevents normal installation of the ClearComfort system, we suggest you fit the membrane internally to the lower sash frame and externally to the upper sash frame. [...]

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