There has long been a debate for homeowners, contractors, designers and architects as to which provides the best protection against the weather: storm windows or replacement windows. They both have their benefits and drawbacks, to be sure. However, we are here to say you DO NOT need separate storm windows when you have installed high-quality windows by a proven professional like Rescom Exteriors.
Simply replacing your old drafty windows with new energy-efficient ones equals a large return on investment in the form of improved property value, convenience, ease of use and comfort through all seasons. In the end, you don’t have to worry about putting in storm windows if you have invested in the highest quality replacement window on the market. We happen to install and trust Bristol windows.
What are the Differences?
Even so, it helps to know the basic differences between the two types.
Storm Windows: Installed on the outside of your primary, existing house windows, these windows provide extra wind protection and weather insulation throughout the winter. They can be installed over your existing windows to increase comfort indoors when the cold weather hits. They, like replacement windows, are available for custom order so they fit seamlessly over your existing windows. They even come in a range of colors to match your home.
On the flip side, the installation of storm windows can be a huge hassle, expense and time consumer because you either have to do the job yourself or hire a pro to install them on all the windows in your home. Another consideration is: where will you store those extra windows in the summer? They tend to take up a lot of space.
Replacement windows: New and energy-efficient, replacement windows are installed after removing your old windows. Their use will save you big time in energy costs over their lifespan. Warranties can give you peace of mind knowing your investment is protected. Not only can you stay comfortable all year, you just have to worry about installation one time and not every winter. This equals effortless maintenance and no extra demands on your time. You can also choose low-E varieties that give you optimal energy efficiency, durability and performance.
Replacement windows come in many sizes and types, from picture and casement to bay and bow. You get a low-maintenance, energy efficient solution that you can rely on all year, with no extra installation of storm windows on an annual basis. We think that’s just smart.
Contact Rescom Exteriors
Rescom Exteriors offers Bristol Windows for a wide selection of beautiful, durable products that do not require the use of storm windows. In addition, you get a 50-year warranty for every window we install. Call us now to learn more at 508-832-5202.