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Aluminum foil on the window: This heat trick can cause expensive damage

2022-08-11T09:20:42.940Z

Aluminum foil on the window: This heat trick can cause expensive damage Created: 08/11/2022, 11:10 am In order to keep the apartment cool in summer, we are grateful for every tip. But we should be careful with the aluminum foil trick. Damage may occur. Hamm - In summer it often gets very hot, and not just outside. The longer the sun bangs, the more the apartment heats up and it becomes harder a



Aluminum foil on the window: This heat trick can cause expensive damage

Created: 08/11/2022, 11:10 am

In order to keep the apartment cool in summer, we are grateful for every tip.

But we should be careful with the aluminum foil trick.

Damage may occur.

Hamm - In summer it often gets very hot, and not just outside.

The longer the sun bangs, the more the apartment heats up and it becomes harder and harder to bear it in the home.

There are some tips on how to cool the apartment even without air conditioning.

The so-called aluminum foil trick is now being reported on several pages: Simply attach aluminum foil to the windows and the sun - and thus the heat - should be blocked out.

However, an expert strongly advises against this approach, as reported by wa.de.

Aluminum foil on the window: anti-heat trick can cause damage

Because this supposedly harmless trick can actually lead to damage to the windows.

Peter Huber, member of the executive committee of the Federal Association for Roller Shutters and Sun Protection (BVRS), draws attention to this in an interview with the

editorial network Germany (RND)

.

If the aluminum foil is incorrectly applied to the windows, heat could build up and the window pane could shatter.

The expert therefore generally advises against the aluminum foil trick.

In the end, the possible damage is greater than the possible benefit.

In addition, Huber points out that landlords don't like to see such life hacks anyway.

Even if everything is done correctly and the window does not suffer any major damage from the aluminum foil, stubborn adhesive residue on the pane can usually not be prevented.

Aluminum foil on the window: This trick keeps the apartment cool

If you want to take the risk and still want to try the aluminum foil trick: You can use normal aluminum foil from the kitchen or craft aluminum foil.

Be careful not to apply the film to the inside of the window, but to the outside.

This prevents heat from accumulating between the glass and the foil.

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You should attach the aluminum foil in the morning to prevent the heat from penetrating the apartment in the first place.

Cloth tape or masking tape is recommended for fastening.

Hausjornal.net

even mentions another tip: hair gel.

Because the aluminum foil can not only be attached well with it, it is also almost invisible and can be easily washed off again.

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Other possibilities: Instead of packing the foil directly to the window, thin roller blinds can also be stuck with a layer of aluminum foil on the window side.

Rescue blankets, which are in the car's first-aid box, can be packed on fabric curtains.

If you spend a lot of time outside in summer, you should take good care of yourself.

It's easy to get sunstroke or heat stroke.

You should watch out for these symptoms.

Source: merkur

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