What’s changed about storm windows

Storm windows, what’s changed?

If you live in the Tampa, FL area and still aren’t quite sold on the idea of adding storm windows to your home, then today might help to move you a little bit closer to a decision. 

Everyone knows the history of storm windows – while they’re often necessary in places like our home city due to the extreme weather threats we face, adding them to our home has been, well – not something people have always looked forward to. Storm windows of the past and even up until more recently – were kind of ugly. They were gray, gloomy and in many ways felt like they created an eye sore on our homes. 

Times have changed though and as such – storm windows have made significant advances since then. The purpose is still the same, but now you aren’t stuck with the overly industrial looks of the past. 


Don’t worry about the good, old battleship gray color that you used to have to endure/ Today, storm windows can be completely customized to whatever size or color you want – making what was once a necessary eyesore a genuine value add to both the functional purpose of your home and the aesthetic value and curb appeal of it. 

Improved construction

Storm windows are just built better today. Their corners are more structurally sound, they’re sealed better and the frames themselves are made of significantly stronger materials. The latter of these reasons does an even better job of protecting you than it did before. 

Lower tint

So when you live in Tampa, FL you deal with sunshine and heat – it’s a given. One of the best advances with these windows these days is that you can get what are called low-e-tint windows. These windows have a lower emissivity – meaning less light and heat gets transferred through the glass. This makes dead air pockets between panels that helps to better insulate your home and significantly lengthens the life of your windows. 

These windows have come a long way and we’re firm believers that they can make a great addition to your home. If you’re interested in looking for a Tampa Window Contractor who can help install your storm windows then give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!