Do not let the name fool you–storm windows are not only good for protecting against storms. Sure, a big part of the benefit of getting them is helping protect your primary windows against the elements but they can bring a number of advantages as well beyond better weather protection. What can you expect out of storm windows? Here’s a list of advantages you might be interested in:
- Enhanced Energy-Efficiency – Storm windows aid in reducing air leakage, helping maintain indoor environment to reduce heating and cooling needs. This means your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work overtime to keep you comfortable, preventing unnecessary use of electricity.
- Affordable Cost – For a fraction of the cost of replacing your windows, you get to enjoy improved protection from the elements and better insulation.
- Extra Insulation – Storm windows have great insulating properties because of the added air space in between the tracks, as well as in between the main and storm window.
- Added Curb Appeal – With a variety of finishes and styles, it can add beauty to any home. You can even get them to match your existing windows for a more uniform appearance.
- Improved Noise Reduction – Better insulation means air leakages are kept to a minimum, meaning less opportunities as well for unwanted noise from the outside to invade your home.
- Hassle-Free Installation – Additional construction work is usually not required, making it possible for an installation to be done in just one afternoon.
- Flexibility – Storm windows can be installed over any kind of window. To make sure yours is the perfect fit, work with a contractor offering custom-sized storm windows. Aside from looking good, a properly fitted storm window also offers the best level of protection and insulation.
Sold on storm windows? Don’t forget to brush up on some installation considerations before getting one installed. We’ll be wrapping up this three-part blog on storm windows with a few reminders for you to keep in mind.