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Why You Need Storm Windows On Your Home in Minneapolis

Sometimes we think storm windows get a bad rap.  Minneapolis homeowners we talk to relate them to those old cumbersome wood-frame structures that had to be taken off each spring and put on again in the fall.  They were heavy and awkward, and they took lots of upkeep to maintain their looks as well as their function.  So we understand when we suggest storm windows we might get a few questions.  The truth is, today’s modern storm windows are nothing like what your parents had on their homes.  And just like we’re in favor of adding storm doors, we highly recommend them for homes in our area.

Why We Recommend Storm Windows, Even If You’ve Got Energy-Efficient Windows

There are multiple situations where we believe adding storm windows is a good idea.

  • If your windows have wood exterior – storm windows will protect the wood and reduce maintenance, making those windows last longer without a lot of upkeep.
  • If you have an older or historic home – storm windows allow you to retain those gorgeous old wood windows while adding another layer of insulation as well as exterior protection for the frames.
  • If you live in a noisy area – storm windows will trap a layer of air between them and your windows, cutting down on noise infiltration.
  • If you’ve got an open northern exposure – storm windows will improve the energy efficiency of your windows, regardless of whether they’re relatively new or they are the original single-pane glass.  Here in the Minneapolis area winds can blow hard out of the north, and even the best performing windows could use an extra coat of insulation.

We install storm windows from ProVia as well as MonRay, and we can help you select the perfect storm windows for your home, regardless of its age. Reach out to our storm window experts today. We can arrange a personal appointment either in your home or at our Savage showroom.






Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.