There really is no “right” time to install storm windows. It just takes a little observation from homeowners to know when it is necessary. Whether it’s the dead of winter or the middle of summer, the time to install storm windows is when you notice things: a draft due to poor insulation, high energy bills, or excessive noise pollution, just to name a few.
Do not get this confused with replacing your windows. Harvey experts recommend looking into installing storm windows instead, offering the insulating properties of replacement windows but for a fraction of the cost. Most contractors can install storm windows on top of existing windows for added insulation.
Benefits of Storm Windows
Installing storm windows can be a simple, inexpensive way to increase the efficiency of your home’s existing windows. There are many benefits to installing storm windows, including:
More Energy Efficiency
Reduced infiltration of outside air, helping your HVAC unit spend less energy to maintain desired temperature.
Added insulation will help you keep heat inside during winter and out in the summer! How? The added air space between primary windows and storm windows makes it harder for air to pass through.
Amp Up The Exterior Appearance
Harvey Building Products’ storm windows come in a variety of exterior colors, making it easy to complement the color of your home.
Reduce Disturbing Outside Noise
Reduce the noise you here from nearby busy streets, construction sites, loud neighbors, and barking dogs.
Don’t worry about paying someone for the amount of time it’ll take to install storm windows. An experienced contractor should be able to install storm windows (depending on the number of windows) in a day or two.
Protection of Primary Windows
Keep your primary windows in better condition for longer by adding the protective layer of storm windows. Storm windows can protect primary windows from damage due to prolonged exposure to dust, light, wind and other harmful elements.