The Two Cs

3 Surprising Benefits Of Storm Windows

As their name implies, storm windows are designed to protect your home from damage when a high-powered storm sweeps through your area. They are particularly effective protection against hurricanes, tornadoes, and high windstorms. That is not the only reason to install storm windows on your home, though.

Surprising Benefit #1: Reduce Exposure to UV Rays

The sunlight that comes through your windows still contains UV rays that are harmful to your skin and can be harmful to your home. UV rays cause things to fade, which is why you may notice that the carpet in front of your window, where the sun hits it, is lighter than the carpet in areas of your home that are not exposed to direct sunlight.

With new storm windows, you can have UV protective film or elements added to the window. This will cause the glass to reflect UV rays away from your home, protecting your skin and your belongings from the damaging effects of UV rays.

Surprising Benefit #2: Reduce Outside Noise

Storm windows are strong and thick to protect you from storms. A side benefit of all that strength is that they are great at reducing sound transmission as well. The thickness of the glass helps to reduce soundwaves traveling into your home from the outside and helps to keep the sound from your house inside when the windows are closed.

If you live in an area with lots of street noise, being able to make your home a quieter place can be a really nice benefit of installing storm windows. Your home will not be silent, but the sound of the cars and vehicles that pass by outside will not be as noticeable when you upgrade your windows.

Surprising Benefit #3: Energy Savings

Another benefit of that thick glass is that it can help you save on your energy bills. A large amount of heat loss in homes occurs around the windows and doors. Storm windows are made out of thick glass that provides more insulation and doesn't allow the heat or cold to penetrate into your home as easily.

With less heat and cold coming through your windows, less stress will be placed on your heating and cooling system, which should add up to small energy savings. The more windows you replace, the greater your energy savings will be.

Installing storm windows not only protects you from the wrath of storms, they can also help reduce your exposure to UV rays, reduce outside noise, and result in energy savings. Those are three additional reasons why you should get storm windows installed on your home today.

For more information, contact a company like Southern Glass & Mirror.