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Installing New Windows? Why You Should Include Storm Windows

by Sara Cook

If you are installing new windows on your home, there are many things to consider, from the type of windows, how many you want to install, etc. One thing you should consider is adding storm windows. Below are four benefits of these windows so you can get your new windows installed.

Saves Money

Including storm windows from a company like Southern Glass & Mirror in your window installation can help you save money. This is because storm windows filter out air that comes from outside. This, in turn, helps your HVAC unit to run much less to maintain the temperature in your home.

Having your HVAC unit run less will help decrease your monthly energy bills. It will also help your HVAC unit last longer because it won't run as often.

Adds to Aesthetics

Storm windows can add to the aesthetics of your home. This is because the frames for these windows are available in a variety of colors. You could choose a color that matches your home or a color that matches the trimming on your home. If you have a white house, you could choose storm windows that will add color to your home, such as blue, yellow, or even black.

What colors are available will depend on the contractor you hire but, in most cases, they can provide you with the color that you want.

Adds Insulation

Storm windows can help make your home more comfortable as they add insulation in both winter and summer. These windows will keep heat in during the winter and keep heat out in the summer. This is because storm windows have an added air space between the storm window and the primary window. This makes it much more difficult for wind to get through the window.

Talk with the contractor about the amount of added air space between the windows to see if you have different options on how much you should add to provide the best insulation.

Helps With Sound Proofing

Because you have two windows with the added air space, this can add soundproofing to your home. This is beneficial if you live in a noisy area, such as in a city, or if your neighbors play loud music or have parties all the time. There may be dogs in the neighborhood that bark a lot at night. If the wind starts howling, you will not hear the noise as much.

This is especially beneficial if you have a baby in your home, as these noises will not wake your baby up at night or while they are napping.

Talk with the company that you hire to install your storm windows for more information about them.