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Storm Windows vs Replacement Windows

July 28, 2015

Of all the home improvement projects out there, the decision to replace your home’s windows may be one of the most daunting. Do you replace just the ones that are showing signs of wear or all of them at once? Which are better, storm windows or replacement windows? Is there a difference and which one is best for me? All of these things should be taken into consideration while planning on window overhaul in your home. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. The friendly staff at Hagen Glass can help guide you in the process, pointing you in the right direction of which option is the best for you, your home and your budget

What’s the difference between storm windows and replacement windows? Let’s take a look at both options.

Storm Windows

A storm window is a window that is either installed inside or outside of the already-installed, primary house windows. These windows provide an extra layer of protection from wind and increase weather insulation. Storm windows are installed on top of your existing windows to normalize the temperature inside.

Storm windows are custom-ordered to fit over your current windows and are available in a number of different colors. While these are typically installed outside, over your existing windows, some storm windows can be installed inside instead.

Replacement Windows

A replacement window is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a window to replace an existing window. Frequently, replacement windows, with their new technology, can offer a substantial savings in energy costs over time, along with superior durability and guarantees.

To make a good decision about whether to restore or replace your windows, many factors should be considered:

  1. How much can you afford? Usually, any kind of home upgrade comes down to this one vital question. If money’s not a problem, then storm windows aren’t the best option, unless you simply want to keep the old windows for aesthetic reasons. If money’s tight, storm windows are the way to go… for now, at least. No matter what you choose, Hagen Glass has a financing plan to help shoulder the cost of purchasing new windows.
  2. Are you handy? If so, you can probably install your own storm windows, however, replacement windows should be left to the experts. Hagen’s friendly experts can make sure your installation happens quickly and hassle free.
  3. How old are your old windows? Most experts agree, if your current windows are 30 years old or older, it’s time to replace them. The replacement will save you money in the long run.

If you are ready to breathe new life into your home with new storm or replacement windows, Hagen Glass is here to guide you from purchase to installation.

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