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Storm Windows

Routine Care Task

Clean and install storm windows

Priority

Storm windows help reduce heat losses which can help you save energy on your heating bills.

Properly maintaining the storm windows will help extend their useful lives.

Timing: 

October (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Storm Windows are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Storm Windows.

How To

storm windows care Inspect each storm window.

Check for any broken glass or loose putty that holds glass panes in place, and repair as necessary. A broken pane not only permits heat to escape, but can also be a hazard, since it may fall out later.

Weathered areas should be repainted. If the frames are loose or wobbly, or if corner joints have sprung open, these should be tightened or repaired.

The storm window panes should be cleaned before installation.

When installing the storm windows, be sure that the storm window fits tightly in the window frame and creates a tight seal.

Apply weatherstripping if needed to keep any air from circulating through.

Helpful Accessories

Weather Sealing Tape
Weather Sealing Tape

Weatherproof tape that seals doors and window cracks

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Caulking Sealant
Caulking Sealant

Waterproof and weatherproof seal for any joints

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Benefits

  • Energy Savings
  • Appearance

The benefits of this task are high. Properly installing storm windows can save you a significant amount on your home heating costs.

Costs

The cost of this task is relatively high from an investment of time standpoint. Depending on your house, you may need ladders to complete this task, or need to hire someone to do it for you.

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