I’m going to use aluminum foil in my windows, to block out some light (and so our landlord doesn’t see our cat) Now that winter is coming.. which side would be better to use, the shiny side facing out or in? we obviously want to contain the heat, does it make a difference?
Mr. Wolf, since you seem so intrigued with my aluminum foil/window question. I guess I’ll explain, I work nights, blocking light works good for me. As for the HEAT part, ‘obviously’ we want to keep as much in, because I said, winter is coming. And winter is cold. I am not concerned with it looking too tacky for your liking as the window is mostly blocked off to view of the public by our apartment’s balcony. (Unfortunately the sun still shines in like crazy).
I used heat shrunk plastic last year on my windows and it worked well. But wanted to add something to help with light, as well as possibly help with heat.
What you want is to keep heat in your house. So the reflective (shiny) side should face inside to bounce your heat back in and not allow it to escape. If you have issues with WINDOWS you may want to consider some plastic window wrap, heat shrunk, hey actually sell it in home improvements store. Or do both.’
Good Luck this winter