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Brewing Up a Storm Window

Posted on May 10, 2016.

You have heard of storm windows and how they can save you money, but you are not sure whether they are the right solution for your homes windows. You are getting tired of paying more and more for energy costs that only seem to be flying out your windows, and in that case adding storm windows to your homes existing windows might make perfect sense. If you are thinking of adding storm windows in Vancouver, WA, here are some things to keep in mind.

Storm windows can be installed on the inside or outside of your existing windows. While there will be a reduction in the transparency of the window after the storm windows are installed, that might be a positive feature in some instances. Otherwise, if you are interested in maintaining as much of a view as possible through your windows, check with your window installer about which type of storm window has the least visual impact. Storm windows will prevent a major loss of energy from the inside of your home, making it more comfortable for you and your family. They will also reduce the amount of cold temperature intruding on the inside of your home through the windows. If condensation between the existing window and storm window occurs, vent holes is one option that can resolve that issue.

The cost of storm windows varies since there are several grades available to meet different needs. Usually, the cost will be significantly less than replacing a single pane window with a dual pane window. With storm windows in Vancouver, WA, you have an economical option for increasing the insulation of your home by blocking the transfer of heat and cold through your windows during the cold months. The cost of storm windows will be offset by the savings you can expect from the increased insulation and reduction in the cost to heat your home.