Storm Windows: Insulate and Save
The argument for storm windows is simple. According to the US
Department of Energy, they can help better insulate your home
and reduce your heat loss by up to 50%.
Storm windows are a second layer of window. They reduce air movement
in and out of your existing windows. They give you an extra barrier
to keep out wind and cold in the winter, and heat in the summer.
What Are Your Choices?
Triple track combination (windows and screen) storm windows are
designed to be installed over double hung windows. They're permanent.
Open them at any time and move the screen into place to get fresh
Double-track combination units are also available, at less cost.
Both kinds of storm window are sold almost everywhere. Get them
with or without installation. Put them in yourself to save about
15% to 20% of the purchase price. But you'll need a caulking gun,
drill, and screw driver. Getting a good fit and seal are critical.
In most cases it will be easier and wiser, although more expensive,
to have your windows installed by a pro sent by your supplier.
Your supplier will first measure all the windows where you want
storm windows installed. It then typically takes from several
days to a few weeks to assemble your order before the supplier
returns and installs them. Installation should take less than
one day, depending on how many windows are involved.
How to Check Installation
Two very important items should be checked to make sure the
installation is properly done.
- Make sure that both the window sashes and screen sash move
smoothly and seal tightly when closed after installation. Poor
installation can cause misalignment.
- Be sure there is a tightly caulked seal around the edge of
the storm windows. Leaks will deflate both the performance of
the storm windows and your savings.
If you are looking for help when buying windows, the process
is very easy:
- You simply tell us what you like
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