The pursuit of better energy efficiency at home is one of the many reasons why homeowners tackle major home improvement projects. Aside from replacing the roof and siding, many are looking to give their windows their much-needed upgrade. While some replace their existing units outright, some choose to install add-ons, such as storm windows.
In today’s blog post, local window and roofing contractor D-Wing Construction takes a closer look at storm windows and their function.
About Storm Windows
Often used together with existing windows, storm windows are installed to provide the home an additional layer of protection from the elements, including heat and moisture. This is true especially if the windows only have a single glass pane. Thermal insulation increases because of this, with the outside heat and cold never finding its way indoors.
Many homeowners install them alongside other renovation projects such as a siding installation as an add-on. Apart from helping improve the home’s energy efficiency, storm windows are also effective in preventing outdoor noise from penetrating indoors. More importantly, they preserve the window seals and glazing of the existing windows.
Types of Storm Windows
The most common types of storm windows are those mounted to the outside of the house. Available in numerous configurations that match standard window sizes, they come in a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl and aluminum. Another type is the interior storm window, which are inserts designed to fit snugly inside window frames.
ProVia® is a notable window brand that offers some of the best storm windows on the market. Their designs go well with almost any architectural style, and each unit is rated for exceptional quality and efficiency.
D-Wing Construction is not just your top roof installation contractor of choice in the local area. You can also rely on us for your other exterior home improvement needs, from siding installation to windows and doors replacement. Call us today at (630) 405-5843 to discuss your plans with us, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Naperville, IL.