Removing Window Insulation Adhesive

Window insulation film is an easy way to insulate your windows during the cooler months of the year.
The film attaches to the glass of your windows using an adhesive or tape along the edges. When removing the film, the adhesive can be more difficult to remove than merely peeling the tape away, but, using heat and household solvents, you can remove the adhesive from the window when warmer weather returns.

Step 1

Peel the insulation film away from the adhesive or tape. If the film does not peel away easily, use a hairdryer to apply heat to that section. The heat should loosen the glue and allow you to peel the film away.

Step 2

Use the hairdryer to apply heat to one section of the adhesive. Scrape the adhesive away with a plastic card or a plastic putty knife. Apply heat as needed to continue scraping until the adhesive is completely removed.

Step 3

Apply rubbing alcohol to a soft cloth and wipe any remaining adhesive from the window. Use gentle pressure to scrub the adhesive away. Depending on how much adhesive is left on the window, you may need to reapply the rubbing alcohol several times.

Things You Will Need

  • Hairdryer
  • Plastic card or plastic putty knife
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cloths

About the Author

Cricket Webber began writing for fun as a young adult and started writing professionally in 2010. She is based in the deep South. Webber specializes in articles on greener living. Her work has appeared in various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from Converse College.