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is it a fire hazard to cover window with paper?

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  • Apr 3rd, 2021 4:10 pm
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May 2, 2014
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is it a fire hazard to cover window with paper?

this sounds like a stupid question but better to be safe than sorry
my high rise unit gets exposed to much sun and heat. i am not ready to commit to curtains just yet, so i plan to buy a bunch of bristol paper and tape it to the window.
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Oct 6, 2007
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Why not buy reflective film and apply that? It will keep the heat out but let some light in and allow you to see through it.
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May 2, 2014
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smacd wrote: Why not buy reflective film and apply that? It will keep the heat out but let some light in and allow you to see through it.
i have enough windows to be content with losing out on the view from the window in question. that was my first thought though, or a tint
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Feb 7, 2017
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Not a fire hazard

But ... if you are a renter in a building with a Landlord / Tenants Association
Or an owner with a Condo Board / Homeowners Association etc
There could very well be rules regarding window coverings
Be that curtains / blinds ... film treatments ... or yes even temporary fixes like cardboard, flags, etc

So best to do some checking first before you head off to the Dollar Store to stock up on Bristol Board & Tape
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Nov 21, 2013
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There is absolutely no fire hazard, but...You don't mind that it'll look ghetto?From the inside AND the outside?And think about what @PointsHubby points you to
Last edited by DoorCrasher on Apr 3rd, 2021 9:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
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I'd use white blinds if i were you.
In fact in Rand McNally they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people
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Sep 25, 2003
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Ikea has inexpensive polyester blinds (SCHOTTIS) that are not much more expensive than Bristol board. Comes in white and blackout style. You just peel and stick, and covers up to a 6 foot tall window.

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