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Old 04-14-2019, 11:08 PM   #1
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Window insulation

Iím thinking about painting the windows black and filling with insulation from the inside and putting the wall panels over it. My walls will have an extra 2 inches of insulation added. I havenít seen anyone do this in other build threads: would there be a reason why I shouldnít do this? Why would removing windows and capping the outside with metal be better?
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:12 PM   #2
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Iím thinking about painting the windows black and filling with insulation from the inside and putting the wall panels over it. My walls will have an extra 2 inches of insulation added. I havenít seen anyone do this in other build threads: would there be a reason why I shouldnít do this? Why would removing windows and capping the outside with metal be better?
metal sheeting would be a permanent fix - glass breaks, windows leak
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Windows have a tendency to sprout leaks. If they are hidden behind your walls that might concern you. If you don't want light or to see through them, paint is not a bad option. But if you don't need the windows it's probably safer to skin the window openings and seal them that way.
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Yeah, the windows have way to many places they could potentially leak - around the frames, through the gaskets, and around the individual panes themselves. (Those plastic latches don't really seal them up tight.)

Plus, if you're going a full 2 inches of insulation, that's a lot of wall space down the length of the bus that could get plated and insulated over.
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