Are Storm Windows Energy Efficient?
Installing traditional storm windows can boost the energy efficiency of your home, especially if you’re careful to choose storm windows that have insulation-enhancing features like low-emissivity (Low-E) coatings. However, there are several disadvantages to falling back on old-style storm windows for hurricane protection. Unlike impact-resistant windows, which are the gold standard for protecting your home from hurricane and wind-related damage, storm windows must be fitted over your existing windows, either inside or outside your home. This means they’re:
- Susceptible to condensation buildup between the storm window and your house window
- Likely to be less attractive than your uncovered window
- A source of ongoing maintenance because they have to be regularly cleaned and inspected to ensure the integrity of the seal
Moreover, traditional storm windows must be removed to allow airflow during periods of good weather and replaced when storm season approaches.
A Better Alternative to Storm Windows
If you’re looking for the best way to protect your windows from storm damage and your wallet from high energy bills, you should consider investing in impact-resistant hurricane windows from NewSouth Window Solutions. Our replacement windows are engineered to withstand high-speed winds and impacts from wind-driven debris, and they’ll add beauty to your home year-round with no need to install and uninstall, depending on the season. Plus, they’re crafted with high-tech features so they meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® standards, so you can count on them to help your home maintain comfortable temperatures without excessive use of your HVAC system.
Some additional benefits that come with replacing your existing windows with our impact windows include:
- Beefed-up protection against break-ins
- Remarkable buffering against outside noise
- Practically no upkeep requirements beyond an occasional cleaning
If you’d like to explore the option of having NewSouth Window Solutions replace your windows with impact windows that meet tough Florida standards for storm protection, contact us today.