27 Jul '12, 11am

Insulated Storm Windows? - BuildingGreen #avlgb

We've recently finished up a Deep Energy Retrofit on our 1890s Victorian home here in western NY. With the addition of 4" of rigid foam plus firring strips, we had plenty of room for "more" windows. So, most of the windows and sliding glass doors got new exterior windows installed. Most of the exising windows are double hung, some of them original! We installed triple pane "R5" double hungs outside of the existing windows with about a 1" jam extension between. There is plenty of room to reach in and work the lock mechanism. We cleaned the windows before installation, and so far the inner panes have stayed nice and clean. From the outside, the "look" of the house is retained. From the inside nothing changed - i.e. all if the original trim work stayed in place! The sliding glass doors got the same treatment, except we only did double pane glass on the new doors. Thermal imag...

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