How can I buy a Low-e Storm Window?
Let's face it, we don't buy products the way we used to.
Do you remember back-in-the-day when you wanted to buy a product for home improvement and you went to the local hardware or called your trusted contractor to explore your options? Sadly, the local hardware probably isn't there any more. The well trusted hardware was replaced by the big box home improvement retailer. So you try that option, speak to any number of pleasant sales people in orange uniforms who know a little bit about a lot of things, but not much about what you want to do. And if you asked them about architectural low-e storm window, they would likely know less than you do. It doesn't have to be this frustrating!
Amazon, according to Forbes in 2017, became the third largest retailer in the world. Why? Because they put the buyer in charge. You can make well informed purchasing decisions easily, efficiently, and from the comfort of your own home. If you are an advocate of shopping smart, then we invite you to buy your low-e storm windows in precisely the same manner. . . from your home, using your computer (or phone), with professional consultation through every step as needed. And by the way, we will deliver to you (or your contractor).
Interested in learning more:
Can I do this myself? (DIY)
Consider your Options
If you are a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) kind of person, and like to tackle home improvement projects on your own, installation of low-e storm windows is certainly something to consider.
To get started, you need to first consider the scope of your project. From there, we would suggest obtaining either a budget quote or a detailed quote, which can be done in three easy steps:
- Which product is best for you? Will you install on the interior or exterior of your home?
- Measure your existing windows, and then make a few choices: style (model), quantity, dimensions, and color.
- Send us your window schedule and we will provide a product cost estimate. (We have a number of ways you can send this.)
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Can I use a contractor? (NOT-DIY)
Prefer to hire a professional? No problem!
Sometimes it just makes sense to hire a professional. Particularly if your home is large, with many windows, or you want to make sure that installation is perfect. If you have a contractor that you have worked with, or who does work routinely on your home, we would be pleased to assist you and your contractor. Optionally, we might be able to suggest a contractor, based on the location of your property.
But don't take our word on it, consider:
For the outside of my Home.
An option for the exterior of your existing windows.
Exterior low-e storm windows are added to the exterior of your existing windows to protect them from weathering, to improve the energy performance of your existing windows, and to improve comfort on the interior of your home. Architectural low-e storm windows use low-e glass and design features that reduce air infiltration and reduce exterior noise; the benefits include a substantial improvement in occupant comfort and often a remarkable improvement in energy cost. Equally important, architectural low-e storm windows are designed to integrate with your existing window, and can often be purchased in custom colors, giving exceptional performance while showcasing the beauty of your home's original windows. The U.S. Department of Energy provides an overview of low-e storm window technology: Exterior Low-e Storm Windows.
The QUANTAPANEL 500 Series might be the product for you. For more information, see:
- Product Information on the QUANTAPANEL 500 Series.
- Blog: The QUANTAPANEL 500 Series.
- An Architectural Bulletin for the QUANTAPANEL 500 Series.
For the inside of my Home.
Interior low-e storm windows are installed on the interior of your existing windows to improve the energy performance of your existing windows, and to improve comfort on the interior of your home. Interior low-e storm windows use low-e glass and design features that reduce air infiltration and reduce exterior noise; the benefits include an improvement to occupant comfort and often a remarkable improvement in energy cost.
Unlike storm panel inserts, which are often made of plastic materials which are prone to being scratched or damaged and need to be removed seasonally for fresh air ventilation, interior low-e storm windows are durable, remain in place all year long, and are designed to operate with your existing window. Architectural interior low-e storm windows are low profile, available in custom colors, and are often nearly indistinguishable from the the existing window.
The QUANTAPANEL 600 Series might be the product for you. For more information, see:
- Product Information on the QUANTAPANEL 600 Series.
- An Architectural Bulletin for the QUANTAPANEL 600 Series.
The difference in quality, really?
Want to keep your window? Want to improve the energy efficiency of your windows? Do you need a solution that is architecturally attractive?
We can help. See more:
- Interior storm windows that perform, but can't be seen.