STORM WINDOWS ON HISTORIC HOMES

Storm Windows Offer Triple Benefits

  • Increased energy efficiency.
  • Added window security.
  • Protection of window sash, glass and paint.
Remember!

Storm windows are an exterior change that requires pre-approval by the local Historic District Commission for material, style, and color.


Storm Windows Come in Many Varieties

  • Wood storm and screen windows are traditional.
  • Aluminum storm windows are most common today.
  • "Invisible" storms cover less of the historic windows.
  • Interior or exterior mounted models are available.
  • Self-storing or removable glass and screen panels are options.

MORE ON STORM WINDOW VARIETIES

Manufacturers: Click here for a list of storm window manufacturers.


Proper Installation Maximizes Energy Savings

Whether an owner installs storm windows or hires a contractor, it is helpful to know how to install storm windows properly. If installed incorrectly, they do not operate smoothly, and they do not realize the maximum energy savings.

HOW TO INSTALL STORM WINDOWS


Storm Window Contractors

There are many companies who sell and/or install storm windows. Some of them sell windows from just one or two manufacturers. Others can order and install windows from several manufacturers.

An owner can use the information about proper installation to discuss storm windows with prospective contractors. Conversation should reveal whether or not they do, in fact, know how to install windows properly.

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