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Storm windows

Single-pane windows often installed on the interior of the main windows of home to improve insulation. When window replacement is cost prohibitive, adding storm windows can be an alternative for saving energy.
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Dad solved the problem by putting a couple of us older kids and a storm window in the bucket of his tractor loader and hoisting us up to a height that nearly qualified as low earth orbit.
In January 2009, dense-pack cellulose insulation was blown into the walls, some air-sealing was done including weather-stripping three doors, approximately five storm windows were installed over single-pane windows, and the old furnace was replaced with a high-efficiency condensing furnace with a variable speed motor and downsized from 120,000 Btu/h to 60,000 Btu/h (35,200 W to 17,600 W).
The custom-size aluminum storm windows we used have 1-in.-thick expandable U-shaped channels around the perimeter for mounting.
The 60 windows in the building retain the original, single-glazed, six-over-six double-hung wood sash; they lack any type of weather stripping or storm windows. Heat is provided by steam radiators and convectors connected to the campus's central steam system.
The Chinook Mountain winds had sucked out most of the storm windows, and broken glass totally encircled the house.
Mylar targeted specialty durable applications like capacitors, recording tape, and unbreakable storm windows. Meanwhile, Dow's Trycite OPS went into commercial production in 1958 after 15 years of development.
If you can't replace older windows, add storm windows or sheets of clear plastic to the outside to create additional air barriers.
* Certincoat Low E (low emittance) glass coatings technology allows the production of pyrolytic (hardcoat) Low E coatings on flat glass used in insulated glass (IG) units, monolithic applications, and storm windows, reports the company.
Storm windows provide an extra layer of insulation and security, and can reduce street noise as well.
Here's what you can do to improve their energy performance, short of replacement or the addition of storm windows.
In the spring/summer, people may need help washing windows, removing storm windows and putting in screens.
A more permanent, more attractive solution is interior insulating windows, also called retrofit "inside storm windows." There are various interior products that are all about the same price and perform quite well.