Concerned about rapidly rising fuel prices? Are your windows drafty? Insulating window inserts from the non-profit WindowDressers can make your home more comfortable. Their volunteer team is now accepting orders for the fall build season.  Starting this year, the Searsport and Belfast organizing teams are merging their resources to better support the need in Waldo County for these affordable window inserts.  The 2022 build will take place at the Boathouse in Belfast from November 9 through November 22.   WindowDressers has received a very generous donation from the Caring Fund of the St. Brendan Catholic parish that will be used to defray the costs for those in need, so please contact them even if you are concerned with your ability to pay.  Interested households should sign up right away at or call 207-596-3073 for more information.

Their insulating window inserts fit inside of your existing windows to let in all the sunlight and views while keeping more heat inside your home. The inserts are built of attractive pine frames wrapped tightly with a durable polyolefin film to create clear views through an insulating air space. Foam weather stripping around the outer edges stops drafts and aids the insert’s tight, custom fit. The inserts are installed from the inside of windows and held in place by friction.  Depending on the efficiency of your windows and home, you could see fuel savings of up to 20 percent with inserts in place. The windows are removable and reuseable, with an expected life of ten or more years. Pricing is based on window size, and remains low as the windows are built by all-volunteer labor.  Everyone who orders inserts is encouraged to participate in the community build.

Over the past 7 years, the Belfast and Searsport teams combined have produced over 5,700 inserts and improved over 680 homes.  As fuel prices climb and concerns over climate change escalate, these windows are an attractive, low-cost opportunity to reduce your heating costs and CO2 emissions.

Waldo Community Action Partners is glad to support such a nonprofit and the work they do for our community by spreading the word about their efforts. Reach out to them if you think you may benefit from their services!