Storm Window Inserts


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Upgrade the Energy Efficiency of Your Windows

 

Are you experiencing drafts and cold areas around your house because of older windows? If the answer is YES, and you have single pane glass, then installing interior storm window inserts may be a better solution than replacement windows. In fact, installing interior museum grade storm window inserts will provide you with UV protection that blocks 98% of all ultraviolet radiation coming through your windows and reduce the cost of cooling your home. By installing museum grade storm window inserts, you can protect your furniture, carpets, flooring, artwork, pets and people from harmful UV radiation, plus, get all the energy saving, noise damping, and comfort boosting benefits storm window inserts provide.

 

Thinking of Replacing Your Windows With Energy Efficient Windows

 

Just by adding interior storm window inserts, you can get about 15% more energy efficiency than installing new double pane replacement windows. In fact, according to a study by the California Office of Historic Preservation, here is a U value chart the compares old windows, old windows with storm windows and new double pane thermal replacement windows:

 

♦ U value of a single pane window (that old wood window): 1.10
♦ U value of a single pane window combined with a storm window: 0.50
♦ U value of an expensive new double pane thermal replacement window: 0.58

(remember that the lower the U value the better. You will note that your old window combined with a storm window is about 15% more energy efficient than that new replacement window. Those new windows will cost you, not save you money.)

 

In addition, most of the replacement window advertising indicates that replacing your old windows with new replacement windows is a good investment. Is it?

 

According to study, it can take as much at 40+ years - 222 years to pay back the cost of replacing your windows with new energy efficient double pane replacement windows.

 

The study showed:

 

♦ Yearly energy saving between a single pane window and a double pane thermal replacement window (on one 3’ x 5’ window): 625,922 Btu
♦ Annual savings per window if using gas heat at $0.95/therm: $9.65/ year
♦ Simple payback if you assume a decent replacement window will cost $400 installed: $400/ $9.65 year = 41 ½ years!!

 

If you add storm windows to the mix:

 

♦ Yearly energy saving between a single pane window combined with a storm and a new low-e double pane thermal replacement window (on one 3’ x 5’ window): 132,407 Btu
♦ Annual savings per window if using gas heat at $0.95/therm: $2.03/ year
♦ Simple payback if you assume a decent low-e replacement window will cost $450 installed: $450/ $2.03 year = 222 years!!

(Not a good investment. You would do better by putting your money in a bank savings account! Also remember that as most thermal replacement windows will have a life span of 15 to 20 years, they will not last long enough to pay themselves off.)

 

Window UV Protection for Your Furniture, Rugs, Artwork & You

 

Not sure what museum grade is? Look at the fabric on your furniture or peel back the carpet near a window where the sun pours through. If there is any fading, it means the material is beginning to break down due to prolonged exposure to solar UV radiation.

 

In addition to damage to your carpet and furniture, you are fighting the heat infiltration coming through you windows, which increases the cost of air conditioning you home in the summer by about 20%. In fact, according to a US Department of Energy study, "interior storm windows produced a 22% reduction in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning energy use and reduced building envelope leakage by 8.6%".

 

Our museum grade inserts will also maintain their UV protection performance for many years to come. Independent testing shows virtually no reduction in UV filtering after a 15-year period.

 

 

The museum grade insert is crystal clear and has no tenting.

 

By adding our storm window inserts you can reduce drafts and air infiltration by as much as 95%, reduce your energy usage by as much as 22% and block 98% of the UV radiation entering your home through the windows.

 

In addition to energy savings, you also need protection from harmful UV radiation to your skin. The sun's UV radiation can penetrate windows to reach the skin, accelerating skin ageing by several years. Since our museum grade storm windows block 98% of the UV radiation entering your home through windows, you can feel safe that you are protected from this hazard.

 

Are you ready to upgrade your old windows, save energy and get information about our energy efficient storm window inserts?


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NOTE:

We charge a nominal fee of $130 to come to your home, evaluate your storm window insert needs and make recommendations on the best product for your project. This fee will be credited to your account if you select us to do the work on your home.

 

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