1 Stars By Riley on 2015-05-13
This product needs some improvement by the manufacturer before or ...
This product needs some improvement by the manufacturer before or if it will be successful. The top is not sticky enough, it kept falling off as I was trying to apply it. Then when I finally think I get the top to stick, and start working on the sides, I find that the film is cut crooked right out of the box. I just happened to find the same kit at a local store. So I thought I would try again. Same problems as with the first try. I did leave 4" border on each side, but after applying the double-sided tape to each side and bottom, I discover that the film that is attached to the "roll-on" at the top, is also very crooked! What a pain!
Buyer beware don't buy this!
2 Stars By Honest John on 2014-01-08
Did I Get A Bad Batch?
I have used plastic window and door film for more than a decade with no notable problems. I started using exclusively 3M products, and found them reliable but expensive. A few years ago, my local store was sold out of 3M so I tried the Duck Roll-On product. I was really pleased by the relative easy of installation and overall excellent performance. During the past few years I moved exclusively to Duck Brand and have been more than satisfied. However, this year I bought several different sizes of the Roll-On from 2DayDeliver and found that while installation remained easy, the adhesive (especially on the top where the "roll on" is most critical) did not hold for long. I have been having to add additional tape and make constant repairs to the film where it has failed to adhere. Since I did nothing different, I must assume that the company has either changed to an inferior adhesive tape or that I simply got a bad batch. Either way, I am really disappointed.
2 Stars By Former buyer on 2016-10-29
your better off using the normal kind with the double sided ...
I've used alot of Duck brand products before but not impressed with this one. The plastic edge on the top is stiff and when rolled there is no protection to keep the glue away from the roll, your better off using the normal kind with the double sided tape. I use this on my back porch every year and always prep with alcohol and never have a problem with the double sided tape. I thought this was a good idea and would be easier but it's not I ended up cutting off the strip at the top and using the double sided tape.
3 Stars By Kyra Sellers on 2014-02-27
Mixed thoughts worked with modifications
I rent a home that has 3 old sliding glass doors in our bedroom suite. We live in Northern California so there is not really a need for this kind of product in our area, but since the windows were old and had drafts i wanted to get extra protections that didn't cost me an arm and a leg. the videos i found were helpful when installing, but since the frames were metal against stuco, i had a problem. the sticky parts and tape would not seal to the plastic. Now time for modifications!! we duck taped all the edges and that worked, it looks ugly though! The tape stayed on the surface but when we shrunk the plastic with the blow dryer it would pull the plastic off the adhesive. I would recommend a different double sided tape that can withstand the pulling of the plastic when it shrinks. Even when i tried it on the wood frame i had the same results. It was not winter yet when i applied the plastic, it was mid fall. And mid fall in California is still at the temperature that was recommended. I found that other products worked the same and not better or worse. After we modified the tape problem the seal was perfect and has lasted all winter. (Californian winter) It did make a difference and I will have to find other adhesives to use next year and be better prepared. I tried to seal the inside and outside, stuco and sheet rock didnt work without modifications. But, the plastic never tore and i live on a hill with the wind whipping around enough to destroy my outdoor canvas umbrella.
1 Stars By Heath Fifield on 2017-03-22
Got a dud, but normally a good product
I have bought these at Walmart many times, but was all set going in there this past winter. I applied this one and it immediately tore off and flew away...the packaging was beat up and probably was old. Shame because I even waited several weeks for it and was sorely upset when I had to chase the plastic into the woods and then secure it with duct tape. Wife was not happy about that either - I'm sure the neighbors judge me now also.
2 Stars By Christy on 2016-12-14
Only disappointed this year, tape down the center of the entire roll.
I love the duck brand and the roll on, I get it ever year. However this particular roll was opened today and it is 2 pieces of plastic that are taped together right down the center.
3 Stars By Moms4boys on 2017-08-11
This is a great idea but did not stay on the windows if ...
This is a great idea but did not stay on the windows if you have to put it on metal I ended up using inside and on the outside to keep the wind from blowing in an area and I use duct tape as well
4 Stars By paul f on 2016-12-25
great feature but a few flaws
much easier to use with the roll on feature. however the sticky part is not as sticky as I had hoped. because it doesnt stick very well it tends to bubble up, requiring me to repeatedly rub the sticker part onto the window frame. The roll on feature makes the process of wrapping windows a little less tedious.
5 Stars By Ali on 2016-06-22
Really cool stuff...
Amazing stuff. Put it around my windows when my window a/c unit is in. Not only does it keep the cold air in and hot air out, it ALSO keeps the little bugs out that get in the tiny cracks. Love it! Yay!
5 Stars By Heather on 2012-12-30
Have this on all our windows
We have an old house we are working on and these have helped tremendously with the draft and heating bills. Since November 2011 to November 2012 the bill was $20 less and that is with one room now being used that wasn't used last year and actually has no heat vent in it, so it is only heated by the heat in the other parts of the house; in 2011 we had that room sealed off completely. We also have been keeping our house warmer than last year. So we have used less $ but kept our house warmer which tells me these hve helped - our windows literally have holes/gaps to the outside. I first used foam to seal around windows and caulk on some, but that still didn't stop the flow, this has pretty much stopped it although the cold surfact of the plastic still transfer cool temps inside. Hopefully new windows soon!