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An often-overlooked item for cutting your heating and cooling bills is the storm window. One of the many benefits to Minneapolis home owners who install storm windows is the assurance that they’re doing the most they can to protect what’s inside their home. Here is some additional information about these windows and how they might be able to benefit you, your family, and the house that you live in.
Storm Windows: What They Are
Storm windows are additional layers of windows that are installed either on the inside or the outside of the home. They fit over the first set of windows to protect against extreme weather conditions, temperatures and other elements outside. The air space that is between your original window and the storm window is what creates the strong barrier against the outside elements. Some storm windows – such as the acoustical storms we install from Mon-Ray – can also reduce the exterior noise level you get in your home, which makes them especially attractive to homeowners whose houses are in busy or high-traffic areas.
There are many different types of storm windows, depending on the style that you’re after. The most effective ones generally have two panes to provide additional protection.
If you’re familiar with traditional storm windows, most of those were wood framed ones that were installed in the fall and removed in the spring since they did not open. But today’s modern storm windows are very different, and there are many options available.
Aluminum and vinyl are two of the more common materials that are used for the framing of the storm windows. They are able to stand up to the outside elements, without getting water logged like wood would do. This is something worth thinking about if you’re considering storm windows on your home. And many storms now come as double-hungs or sliding panels that can be opened just like regular windows. They are also available in flush-mounted removable panels.
Storm windows are a great option for owners of historic or older homes whose old windows are still in good shape but need some additional energy efficiency added to them.
If you’re thinking about having storm windows installed, then now is a good time to do so before the winter weather hits. You might find that storm windows work much better than the single or double paned windows you currently have in your home. You can better insulate and make the most of the windows throughout your home with the help of these storm windows.
When you’re considering making the next step in adding to the energy efficiency of your home, speak with us here at Window Outfitters, where we provide Mon-Ray storm windows for your home, and can provide you with the ideal installation that you’re after. For a free estimate on having Mon-Ray acoustical storm windows installed in your home, give us a call.
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