Storm Windows Insulate from Heat and Cold
Storm windows typically create an "air gap" between the window and the acrylic pane (as you see in the picture above). This air gap allows a space for the heat coming in through your windows to disperse a bit, then it is sent back out the window from whence it came.
The glass in your window is actually a conductor of heat, so as the sun heats up the glass, it allows that heat to pass right through the window. This means that:
The acrylic storm window, on the other hand, is not a conductor of heat. In fact, it insulates your window from heat, meaning it will not allow the heat to pass through. By installing Castle Window Covers storm windows in your home (whether there's a storm or not, to be quite frank), you can save up to 50% on your utility bills in heating and cooling costs alone just by keeping the heat where you want it, either in the house in the winter, or outside the house in the summer.
Acrylic Storm Windows are up to 70% Sound Proof
We explain more about our soundproof windows on the site, but suffice it to say that the neighbor's dog who barks all day and night... or the other neighbor's motorcycle that gets fired up every morning... or the early-rising neighbor who's always doing some DIY project in the backyard or in the garage right outside your window... using Castle Window Covers acrylic storm windows to help soundproof your windows by up to 70% against those outside noises is an absolute blessing.
Storm Windows for Historical Preservation of Antique Windows
Historical landmarks often have extremely old windows that, by law, can not be replaced. On top of that, the structural integrity of these old buildings must be maintained. The only solution is storm windows. Storm windows mount on the inside of the structure and do not require the replacement of any antique windows. Best of all, the storm windows regulate the damaging UV rays as well as the humidity level of the buildings to help preserve the historical artifacts that are often kept inside. This not only preserves the beauty of the structure and it's original, antique windows, but it also helps to preserve everything inside.
Often, these antique windows are a part of history and they must be preserved at all costs. The fortunate side of storm windows - aside from all the benefits listed above - is that they are actually extremely affordable and simple to operate. And they're so energy-efficient on top of that, that storm windows can also help reduce the cooling and heating budgets of some of these historical locations that are often open to tourists all year long.
If you have questions about our storm windows and how they can help you right here in California, please feel free to contact us any time. Whether you have a skyrocketing utility bill due to heating and cooling costs, or if you have an historical facility with old, antique windows that require the proper preservation, let us know and we'll do what we can to help.