Storm Windows are windows that are installed on top of the home’s already installed windows in order to get extra insulation and wind protection. They are typically installed on the exterior of the home, however; some storm windows can be installed in your home’s interior. Here is a helpful chart we found on SlideShare:
Storm Windows Guide Photo: SlideShare
While replacement windows are a great investment for your home, especially if your windows have a draft or are becoming more difficult to use. If you’re interested to learn other signs that you need a window replacement, check out our blog post Why Replacement Windows are Worth it on our Balducci Additions and Remodeling blog site. On the other hand, if your home’s windows are in decent shape but you would like a little more energy savings and wind protection, storm windows can be a good option for your home, while saving you some money.
Some added benefits of storm windows are:
One benefit of storm windows is that it provides added UV protection. Even though we don’t live in the Sunshine State, Richmond, Virginia still experiences a good amount of sunlight in the summer months. Over time you may notice that your carpeting becomes faded. An added benefit of installing storm windows in your home is that it helps to minimize this fading through a special film.
According to Energy.gov, "…storm windows add little to the insulating performance of single-glazed windows (that are in good condition), field studies have found that they can help reduce air movement into and out of existing windows. Therefore, they help reduce heating and cooling costs."
When installing storm windows in Richmond, Virginia, Balducci Exteriors recommends Pella Windows and Doors for all of your home’s windows and doors. Storm windows can help you save money on your energy bills and help protect your home from harsh sun exposure. Consider Balducci Exteriors for window repairs and window replacements for your home. We are a trusted company in Richmond, Virginia for over 30 years. We serve all of Richmond and the surrounding counties. Call us toll free at 804-746-8149 to schedule an appointment for a free estimate. No obligations.