There is no “right” season to install storm windows. When you notice a draft due to poor insulation or excessive energy bills, it’s time. Installing them offers the insulating properties of replacement windows but for a fraction of the cost. Most contractors can fit on top of existing windows for added insulation. Why install storm windows? Here are the key six benefits:
1. More Energy Efficiency
Reduced infiltration of outside air, helping your HVAC unit spend less energy to maintain the desired temperature. Storm products are an added layer of protection against the elements.
2. Added Insulation
Storm windows add insulation which helps you keep heat in and winter out. How? The added air space between the glass panes makes it harder for air to pass through the opening. Insulation and energy efficiency are the main advantages.
3. Amp Up The Exterior Appearance
Storm windows come in a variety of exterior colors, making it easy to complement the color of your home. No longer are the only options to have a drafty house or to have an ugly exterior.
4. Reduce Disturbing Outside Noise
Reduce the noise you hear from nearby busy streets, construction sites, loud neighbors, howling winds, and howling dogs. Read more about solutions to noise pollution.
5. Easy Install
Don’t worry about the amount of time it’ll take. An experienced contractor should be able to install storm windows (depending on the number of windows) in a day or two. Also, the install will not disturb your everyday life as it’s not an intrusive or messy project.
6. Protection of Primary Windows
They act as a shield. Keep your primary windows in better condition longer by adding the protective layer of storm windows. Also, they can protect against damage due to prolonged exposure to dust, light, wind, and other harmful elements.
More great info on the benefits of storm windows and product types from Home Tips for Women®
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