Storm windows and doors aren’t usually something that many homeowners think about. In fact, there are many homeowners that have no idea what they are; which is unfortunate, considering all of the benefits that they can provide a home.
What are Storm Windows and Doors?
Storm doors and windows are simply secondary doors and windows that you place in the same area of your primary doors and windows. There most notable feature is that they are easy to remove when you no longer need them for a period of time.
What are Storm Windows and Doors Made Of?
Storm doors and windows are usually made of glass, but can also be made of polycarbonate plastic. The frames that hold the pane of glass or plastic can be made of PVC, aluminum, and wood.
What are the Benefits of Storm Windows and Doors?
There are a number of perks to having storm doors and windows on your home. Storm windows are a second barrier that can protect the inside of your home from damage if your primary windows get broken (for inside storm windows) or they can protect your primary windows from breaking (for exterior storm windows) during a bad storm.
Storm windows also create a 2nd air barrier to keep the cold air out of your home, so your home stays more comfortable in the winter. This 2nd air barrier also helps to keep your heater from having to work as hard, so your utility bill stays lower.
Storm doors are always located on the outside of your primary door, and while they do offer protection to your primary door, they are usually installed for other reasons. Just like with storm windows, storm doors create a 2nd barrier against the cold outside to keep your heating bill down. They also make it so you can open your primary door and let in more light, without having to let in the cooler air or bad weather outside, like you would with a regular screen door.
Overall, storm doors and windows are great when the weather is bad outside, and then when you no longer need them you just remove them.