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Dionysia 03-04-2012 05:02 PM

Storm windows
Can you use storm windows with double pane windows, or will the heat trapped between the two cause the seal on the double pane windows to fail?

joecaption 03-11-2012 09:40 AM

Why would you want to do that? All you should need is the double paned window.
I can see condinsation being more of a problum then the heat.

Dionysia 03-11-2012 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 70138)
Why would you want to do that?

Because a pane of glass for a storm window is cheaper and easier to replace than a double pane window. We can get some pretty sizeable hail and occasional windblown debris that has cracked our storm windows before.

joecaption 03-11-2012 10:40 AM

There's two differant companys that make what's called hurricane windows.
There a super tough vinyl film window that when installed look just like reguler double or triple hung windows.
One name is Custom and I forget the other name. I tryed to look them up for you but could not find any info.
There great if you live near a golf cource, the balls just bounce off with no damage.

nealtw 03-13-2012 10:10 PM

I would think you would increase R value

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