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cabinfeverarts



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Glass Reply with quote

Why not use glass interior storms? I've tried a few interior panels with the plastic and it has a lot of downsides. I now have a cat who rips the plastic and if the cat or a typical mishap doesn't rip it, the tape just doesn't last that long and it needs to be redone. Since I have so much glass lying around, I wonder why not just use glass? I'd route out a grove for the glass and putty it in. Before I go to this effort, I thought I'd see if anyone else has thought of or tried this. I suppose at this point I'm essentially just making another storm window, but on the inside.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, glass would work for an interior storm. Most of the interior storm glass products are tempered glass: heavy, costly, etc.; but very nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: some considerations for interior storms... Reply with quote

Hello,

There are pros and cons to both interior and exterior storms.

Here a few that come to mind for interior storms:

Installing/removing interior storms can be much more convenient than exterior storms - ie. you're standing comfortably and safely in the room and not hanging off a ladder

Interior storms can be virtually indetectable from the outside of the home.

However, interior storms do not provide protection from the elements in the same fashion exterior storms do. This can be a draw back, especially when the primary sash are old/original or have some historic merit, or if you just want to prolong their life as long as possible.

Also, if you do have a case of fogging or condensation (which can usually be mitigated by proper window ventilation/weep holes) the condensate will build up on the interior side of the primary sash and can accelerate primary sash degradation.

There's two pros and two cons for interior storms. You can basically invert the pros and cons for the exterior storms.

I hope this helps!

Best regards,

Justin Smith

http://www.smithrestorationsash.com/woodstormwindows.html
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