What Are Storm Windows and How Can They Benefit Your Home?

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A window is your portal to enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. Yet, windows are also an easy way for cold and hot air, loud traffic sounds, and inclement weather to invade your private space.

Choice Home Remodeling is a home improvement and window installer with more than 25 years of experience. This guide will walk you through questions you may have, like “what are storm windows used for?” and “what do storm windows do?”.

Keep reading to learn more or contact us to speak with our team about storm window installer services.

What Do Storm Windows Do?

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A storm window is a glass, rigid plastic, or flexible plastic panel mounted to the inside or outside of your existing windowpane. You cannot open an interior storm window once it’s installed but you can open an exterior mounted storm window for ventilation. A professional storm window installer can mount these panels either way with ease.

Although many people think of protection against dangerous weather, there are many other advantages to storm windows. So, then: what are storm windows used for? There are several ways homeowners can benefit from this extra layer of protection:

  1. Saves energy: The extra insulation provided by these windows can help to reduce your overall energy costs. The average window lets in cold air in winter and hot air in summer, but the added insulation of storm windows keeps the temperature inside your home steady all year round. This natural temperature control means that you can spend less on air conditioning and heating!
  2. Protects against the weather: In regions with moderate to high amounts of tornadoes and intense storms, these windows can add a cushion of protection against high winds and debris.
  3. Blocks sound: Live near a busy street? Have a neighbor with a lively nightlife? The insulation provided by storm windows can also help to reduce the sounds of noise pollution like traffic.
  4. Easy maintenance: Storm windows don’t typically require any special care and you can simply clean them at the same time as your regular windows for a convenient, low-maintenance experience.
  5. Raises property value: Since storm windows provide noise cancelation, thermal insulation and prevent weather-related damage, they can raise the property value of your home. Over time, your windows will be in better condition and new buyers can also enjoy these benefits.

Now that you have an overview of what storm windows do, Let’s talk about the storm window costs for your home renovation.

How Much Does a Storm Window Cost?

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On average, the cost of a storm window can range from $90 to $400 per window; however, the final price varies greatly depending on the brand, material, type, and size. It’s important to note that most interior storm windows cost less than exterior options. There’s also an installation cost set by your local contractor.

Although a storm window can seem expensive at first, you’ll find the long-term benefits and savings far outweigh the upfront cost! Storm windows are also typically more inexpensive than replacement windows, allowing you to keep your aging panes with the advantages of reduced airflow and less noise.

Reach out to Choice Home Remodeling today to discuss storm window costs and installation prices in your area.

Choose Choice Home Remodeling as Your Storm Window Installer Today

Choice Home Remodeling has been helping homeowners with five-star home improvement services across Lancaster, Berks, and Chester counties for 25 years. The Lancaster Newspaper Reader’s Choice Award has named us “Favorite Window Installer” for several years in a row.

If you’re ready to take the thermal insulation and protection of your home to the next level, Choice Home Remodeling is here to get you started. We can answer common questions like “what are storm windows?” and walk you through storm window cost estimates. Contact our team online now to connect with a friendly representative and learn more about our storm window installer services.

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