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storm window

[′stȯrm ‚win·dō]
(building construction)
A sash placed on the outside of an ordinary window to give added protection from the weather. Also known as storm sash.

storm window

An auxiliary window, usually placed with the existing window in the same frame, to provide additional protection against severe weather. See also: French window

storm window, storm sash

An extra window, usually placed on the outside of an existing window as additional protection against severe weather.
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Installing exterior storm windows can be a wise choice for some homes, but they are not an alternative to replacing old, leaky, defective primary windows.
Storm windows, awnings, shades and such offer partial solutions, but the simplest, most elegant solution to date is insulated glass.
Smith said adding storm windows was proposed more than two years ago.
Once the storm windows were muscled up the basement stairs, we washed their panes to remove the layer of dust that had collected.
Storm window retains the elegant, slim proportions of traditional hardwood windows and will enhance the character of your home.
Storm windows provide an extra layer of insulation and security, and can reduce street noise as well.
A second strategy is to improve the efficiency of heat production within the house by making investments such as adding insulation, weatherstripping, storm windows, or replacing an inefficient furnace.
The Storm window and door range offer all the aesthetics of timber, a window designed to replicate period features, that are normally only found with traditional joinery.
* Use a temporary storm window kit consisting of plastic wrap and double-sided tape over drafty windows.
You might not like the way it looks, but it will prevent air infiltration and add another insulating layer, much like a storm window. If you can feel drafts around the window or door moldings (and around electrical outlets and receptacles), apply caulking, spray foam or outlet seals to plug them.
A swarm of wasps tested this understanding by building a nest in a gray zone in the casing between an interior window and a storm window.