window question


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Old 10-11-10, 11:54 AM
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window question

We live in an older home built in '65. Windows are single pane, aluminum. It's a bit drafty in high winds, which we don't have often. Little old single pane glass.

I'm thinking of adding a storm window outside these. I know storm windows may have more insulation than my old glass, and it's a "chamber of dead air" between the two.

All in all, is there any reason for me to do this? The other option would be to put in vinyl windows with argon double pane.

I know the storm window (as well as vinyl windows) would be tighter than before. How well will they be at not passing out heat on cold winter days?
 
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Old 10-11-10, 02:00 PM
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Not sure what you are asking

Your present windows with properly installed storm windows will be more energy efficient than without the storm windows. New double pane windows would be more efficient that the old with storm windows.
 
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Old 10-11-10, 04:41 PM
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You've pretty well answered it! Thanks.

I was wondering if windows with double and argon would be better than current windows with storm windows on the outside.
 
 

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