Insulated Storm Windows
Insulated storm windows are an economical option for improving the energy efficiency of your home and reducing heating and cooling costs.
If you’re thinking about installing insulated storm windows for your home, keep reading this comprehensive guide to learn more about the types of storm windows, their benefits and the installation process.
What Are Insulated Storm Windows?
Insulated storm windows are additional windows that are mounted to your primary windows either on the interior or exterior, providing an added layer of protection for your home.
They can range from inexpensive plastic sheets or films designed for a single season to triple-track glass units with low-emissivity coatings.
Types of Insulated Storm Windows
There are four main types of insulated storm windows: two-track, triple-track, two-track slider and basement.
- Two-Track—With these windows, the outer track contains a half screen on the bottom and an outer pane of glass on the top. The inside track contains the inside pane, which can be raised and lowered to allow air into the home.
- Triple-Track—These windows have two window panes and half screens that rest in a separate track, giving you the capability to pass items through the open window when necessary. Triple-track windows also provide effective cross-ventilation.
- Two-Track Slider—Similar to regular two-track storm windows, two-track sliders open horizontally instead of vertically.
- Basement—Also known as picture windows, these windows have only one pane held in place by thumb latches on the outside of the frame.
Benefits of Insulated Storm Windows
In addition to improving the energy efficiency of your home, insulated storm windows also:
- Provide additional insulation—These windows help you stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter through the air space between your original window and storm window.
- Improve your home’s curb appeal—You can choose from several finish options to match the color of your house and improve the exterior look of your home.
- Reduce noise pollution—The insulating properties of storm windows lower the amount of noise that can be heard.
- Protect primary windows—Storm windows will protect your original home windows from any damage due to heat exposure, weather or other harmful elements.
What to Expect with Glass Doctor
At Glass Doctor®, our certified professionals have experience installing all types of windows, including insulated storm windows and doors.
Here’s what you can expect when you schedule an appointment with us:
- Our courteous, uniformed professionals will arrive to your home on time, take the necessary measurements and discuss your budget and scope of the project.
- Within 24 hours of our visit, we will provide a free, flat-rate quote.
- Once you approve the quote, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to complete the installation.
- After the installation is complete, we will leave your home better than we found it and make sure to clean up any debris from the installation.
Install Insulated Storm Windows with Glass Doctor Today
Improve the energy efficiency of your home by installing insulated storm windows with Glass Doctor today. Schedule a free, in-home consultation with our experts at 855-603-1919.
Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/storm-windows
Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/window-types