If you have just installed new replacement windows in your home, you may wonder if you need to put in storm windows as the cold weather approaches. The answer is NO! According to Energy.gov, replacing your old windows with new energy-efficient ones means you will return your investment in the form of improved property value and ease of use. Bottom line is, if you have invested in the highest quality replacement window, you don’t have to bother with storm windows at all.
Storm Windows vs. Replacement Windows
There are many differences between the two types of windows. Let’s take a look at what sets them apart.
Storm Windows: These are windows installed on the outside of your primary, existing house windows, with the goal of providing extra wind protection and weather insulation. They are installed right over your regular windows, and must be custom ordered to fit perfectly over your existing windows.
However, as you can imagine, installing storm windows is big hassle because you either have to handle this job yourself every year or hire a professional to do it. Plus, you have to store those storm windows somewhere when not in use throughout the rest of the year.
Replacement windows: These are new, energy-efficient windows that are installed when your old, drafty windows are taken out. Thanks to evolving technology, replacement windows can help you save a lot of money in energy costs over their lifespan. Plus, they come with warranties for your peace of mind. Staying comfortable all year long becomes effortless with replacement windows, especially if you opt for low-E varieties that score high marks in the energy efficiency, durability and performance categories.
With replacement windows, there’s no need to install storm windows every fall on the exterior of your home, saving you time, money and hassle. Plus, you can choose from a variety of sizes and types, from casement and picture to bay and bow. The result is a low-maintenance, energy efficient solution that you can count on all winter.
Replacement windows are installed once and that’s it. Now you’re ready to enjoy more year-round comfort in your home with no worries about installing and storing extra windows. Who has the time and resources for that?
Rescom Exteriors partners with Bristol Windows for a wide selection of beautiful, durable products that do NOT require storm windows! Plus, every window we install comes with an industry-leading 50-year window warranty. Call us now to learn more before winter hits at 508-832-5202.