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Frequently Asked Questions about Storm Windows

Updated: Aug 8

At Orlando T Group, we often hear questions about windows, so we decided to write up a few answers for people who are new to storm windows.



  • What's the difference between storm windows and regular windows?

Storm windows, also known as hurricane-resistant windows, have a stronger glass that protects your home in the event of impact from flying debris. They also protect your home from intruders.


  • Can you open storm windows?

Storm windows can either be fixed in place or operable. They can open rolling sideways, sliding up, or any other way that normal windows open!



  • Will storm windows reduce my energy bills?

Storm windows that are tinted with Low-E film can lower your energy bill by keeping out UV and infrared heat while allowing visible light to shine normally.


  • Do I need storm windows for my house?

Everyone who lives in the path of potential hurricanes can benefit from storm windows. In addition to protecting your home from storms, these windows can lower your insurance, decrease your energy costs, increase your home's property value, and protect your home from intruders!


  • What are the different type of storm windows?

There are as many type of storm windows as there are regular windows. For example, horizontal rollers, fixed windows, casement windows, single hung, or arch windows. See more about each of them in our product catalog.

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