home remodeling 1home remodeling 2home remodeling 3

Storm Windows, replacement storm windows

Hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast United States is usually when people start to think ahead to fall and winter. Are your windows still leaking air? As the months go by and the days get shorter in length, you will start to notice the cold draftiness seeping in. Now is a great time to think about having storm windows installed.

Storm windows - Types & materials

Anodized/Baked Enamel Finish Window Frame – a good choice. This type of material helps to prevent oxidization. They also have good insulating properties.

Aluminum Finish Window Frame – Over time and exposure to harsh elements, a plain aluminum frame can oxidize. This leads to poor performance and oxidized aluminum doesn't look very good.

Vinyl Finish Window Frame – a strong material that does a great job of holding up to the elements over time.

Wood Window Frame – a strong material that insulates well. Wood frames will weather with age. Because wood is an bulky material, wood storm window frame may be heavier or thicker than metal frames.

Storm Window Hardware – Look for storm windows with high quality hardware. High quality locks and catches will last many seasons and be consistently reliable.

Replacement Storm Windows Information
Storm windows can help to reduce air movement into and out of existing windows. This will help reduce heating costs in the colder seasons.

Storm windows can be installed on the interior or exterior of a window and are available for most types of windows.

Triple track storm window units are typically well constructed and should last for many years of continual use.

Polycarbinate Plastic & Laminated Glass Windows are a good mid level price option that do a good job of keeping out the elements and are resistant to breakage.