EFFICIENT WINDOWS: storms and interior panels

Thinking about adding storm windows, outside or as interior panels?

Do your prime windows need protection? Are you interested in acoustical glazing for sound dampening?

Here’s our curated selection of pertinent articles. Material comes from Old-House Journal and Traditional Building magazines, and includes stories by window experts.

A good storm window will blend in seamlessly, letting you see the beauty and integrity of your original window. 

Choices go well beyond the triple-track aluminum storms of the mid-20th century. Exterior secondary glazing, including sashes that can be opened and closed, are joined by interior glazing panels that attach by compression-fit gasket, clips, or magnets. Glazing is available in glass, acrylic, polycarbonate, and specialties that reduce UV light or dampen sound. Some manufacturers offer products approved by historic district commissions and the National Park Service. Allied Window offers “invisible” storm windows even for shaped openings or windows with bent glass.

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