Live in a 30 yr old colonial in New England.
Previous owner had "storm windows" installed.
These are the more or less typical ones where an additional Aluminum frame
is added with extra sliding glass
panes. In the summer you either remove them, or slide them downward so an
extra bug screen can go in place in the upper
Will be replacing several of these, and would like to learn a bit more
before asking a contractor over.
The new Andersen windows I see all apparently come with double pane glass.
They even seem to have an option for putting an inert gas, presumably
Nitrogen, between the panes.
Also, it has a low e (emissivity) coating on the glass.
Not up to date with this stuff.
Is the double pane, etc., supposed to replace the type of "storm windows" I
now have ?
Or, do I still want/need to consider adding storm windows ?
Any info. on this would be most appreciated.
BTW: Are Pella, Jeld-Wen, or Harvey considered as high a quality product as
Andersen by you folks in the know ?
Any others I'm not listing ?