Storm windows might not be top-of-mind in the spring, when breezes are balmy and the biggest monthly heating bills are behind us. But the warmer weather can be the perfect time to get storms. Here are 10 reasons why:
10. It’s easier for the carpenters installing the windows to work in warm weather. When temperatures are warmer, fingers are less stiff and the discomfort of being cold does not slow things down.
9. The ideal temperature to apply the caulk used to create the seal between the storm window and the wood trim is 40 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In the spring, you're right in the zone.
8. You won’t have the headache of snow- and ice-related work delays and rescheduling.
7. When storms are installed from the inside of the building (such as on upper-floor windows), each window is opened for an extended period of time while the work is being done. During the winter, that means a lot of heat loss. During the spring, just fresh air!
6. Any needed touch-ups can be done while the temps are warm enough for exterior painting work.
5. You’ll beat the rush of fall orders and stay ahead of the game.
4. When the job is done, you can pull the screens down and enjoy the fresh air all summer long.
3. You’ll have the summer months to take care of any DIY window rehab and weather stripping. See our series of videos for a how-to.
2. If you received a tax refund, you can use it to make an investment in energy efficiency while maintaining your home’s original windows and architectural character.
1. You’ll save money! During May, Boston Building Resources is offering a 5% discount all month long on orders for new storm windows, storm doors, replacement windows, and new-construction windows from Harvey Building Products.
The Tru-Channel triple-track storm window made by Harvey Building Products is highly rated by contractors and architects for its quality of construction and low air infiltration rate. Only at Boston Building Resources are they available directly to homeowners.