The Benefits of Installing Storm Windows

Apr 28, 2021


In terms of window construction, a storm window is a vital component, as it protects the main window from inclement weather as well as staves off home invaders, improves a home’s overall energy efficiency, and reduces the transference of noise.

“Given their significance, it’s understandable why storm windows are so versatile. In fact, they’re compatible with nearly all window types and are either installed on the interior or exterior of the primary window,” said Scott Cline, owner of J&B Construction. “As for composition, storm windows are generally made of malleable plastic sheets, hard plastic, or glass.”

Storm windows live up to their name and it’s arguably their most prominent feature. Protecting the glass of the main window, storm windows serve as an added layer of defense against Mother Nature. “Even hail and strong winds are no match for a quality storm window,” Scott said. “Plus, storm windows save you from the hassle and cost of weather-related window damage.”

Furthermore, storm windows help keep a home safe and secure as they protect the home from potential intruders. “Sometimes the mere presence of a storm window is enough to dissuade a would-be intruder from breaking and entering as a window fitted with a storm window is far more difficult to break into than a window without one,” he said.

Another major benefit of installing storm windows is increased energy efficiency, as a storm window helps to maximize the insulation of the window. “Whether your storm window is positioned on the inside or outside of your home’s window, it serves as a shield against extreme temperatures. Moreover, the air that sits between the storm window and the main window contributes to added insulation as well” said Scott. “As a result, a new storm window will help maintain a comfortable indoor air temperature in your home year-round all while decreasing your reliance on your home’s HVAC system.”

Not only does a storm window work to keep the cold air out in the wintertime and the hot air out in the summer, but it also minimizes noise. In other words, the more insulation a window has, the better soundproof it is. “More specifically, a storm window adds thickness to the window as well as more air space, and both contribute to better window insulation and consequently, reduced noise transference. This includes a reduction in the transference of outdoor noise, including noise caused by construction, vehicle traffic, pedestrians, and pets as well indoor noise,” Scott said. This benefit is especially useful for those living in busy urban areas, where homeowners are apt to keep the bustling sounds of the city out of their homes.

“Although installing storm windows would be considered a simple project, the benefits are significant as they can mean the difference between having a safe, energy efficient, and peaceful home versus not,” said Scott.

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