Larson storm windows are one of the most effective solutions available on the modern market for improving the insulation of a home. There are literally thousands of people who are spending more money than they need to in order to keep their home at a comfortable temperature, and even when that is achieved they are still being disturbed by drafts. None of this is necessary, and while some of the possible solutions may be frightening in terms of expense and time taken, there are cheap and effective solutions which are easy to apply.
Before you rush out and buy storm windows to fit to your existing fittings, it is worth giving some consideration to the possible alternatives. If you are intending to live in a property for a long time, and especially if you are intending to bring up a family there, it will be worth considering claiming the tax credits available on brand new external windows and upgrading those. Although this is an expensive and time consuming job, it will add to the value of the property. If you live in a sought after area and the rest of the structure is in good condition, you can easily recoup your investment should you need to sell early.
Usually, however, there are sound practical reasons why this cannot be done. A cheaper, faster and more realistic solution is the fitting of storm windows to either the inside or the outside of the existing window structure. The choice of whether to fit windows inside or out is one which often needs careful thought, and it really depends on your circumstances. Exterior windows will alter the appearance of the property, and if they are permanently closed they will alter it dramatically. They will, at the same time, provide an extra layer of protection against cold, eliminate drafts, and possibly reduce ultraviolet light as well.
Fitting interior storm windows is the most popular solution of all, and Larson storm windows are right at the forefront of the market. One of the reasons for this is the ease with which they can be fitted by anyone. You do not need to be a professional at installing windows, and you do not even need to be that good at do it yourself. The windows simply screw in to the existing fittings and then the windows are ready to do their job. Excess wind and drafts will be eliminated immediately, and noise levels from outside will be reduced.
The insulating effect of these windows can be improved still further by adding Low-E glass. This highly effective insulating glass is available in all windows that Larson sell, and it will help you cut your fuel bills still further. If you have a north-facing window which lets in a lot of cold and wind, it is imperative to choose this extra protection. For a small extra initial expense, you can be saving money dramatically for a long time to come. Larson windows are guaranteed, and are made with quality materials so they last.
Choosing Larson storm windows makes it extremely unlikely that you will need to do any maintenance work beyond simple cleaning and dust removal. If the windows are outside, the hinges may need attention from time to time following an extremely severe bout of weather, but that is all. If you live a busy life, there is no substitute for having fixtures and fittings which are easily managed and maintained. You will soon forget that you had these storm windows installed in the first place, except when the bills come in and you see how much you saved with Larson storm windows.