With energy costs skyrocketing over the years, many manufactured home owners are keen on getting mobile homes with storm windows or if that is not the case, most of them opt to install storm windows in their homes. Storm windows come in very handy as they help home owners to considerably save on both cooling and heating costs. The monetary saving by installing high quality storm windows can be quite substantial even though this depends on a variety of factors such as the size of the windows, what material they are made from and where the mobile home is located.
Before one goes out and installs a set of manufactured home storm windows, it is important to fully understand and appreciate the types of storm windows currently available in the market for mobile homes and then make an informed decision on the same, depending on the homeowners needs and requirements. Storm windows can be categorized depending on the several factors such as how they are mounted, the material the frames are made from, the type of glass used and the number of tracks it has.
Storm Windows Categorized According To The Mounting
1) Exterior mount
As the name suggests, they mount on the outside of the standard window and those who prefer them like the added beauty it provides to the outside of the home. They are also quite efficient in conserving energy.
Product Name: Picture (Fixed) Storm Window
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Product Details: they are mounted on the outside of the standard window; it is therefore advisable to choose a size that fully covers the interior standard window. Temporary exterior mounted storm windows are also available. Mostly come with a strong aluminum custom casement for maximum strength.
2) Interior mount
They are normally mounted on the inside of a standard window and are usually fixed windows and therefore they don’t open. They are also quite popular with mobile homes and come in different sizes and colors. They can also be permanently fixed or temporary: allowing home owners to remove them during a particular season and get them back when required to do so.
Product Name: 14 x 27 SS Mobile Home Storm Window - White
Price: $ 47.02
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Product Details: this particular product is available in different sizes and is quite easy to install and fix. They are also very energy efficient.
Storm Windows Categorized According To The Number Of Tracks
These storm windows don’t open. Some of them usually have some drainage holes drilled into them so as to allow water that gets in between the main window and the fixed one to drain out.
Product Details: they add consistency and beauty to the mobile home, these windows are fixed and don’t open. They are made from 3/32 inch glass and are quite solid and sturdy. You can never go wrong with these storm windows. Very efficient when it comes to conserving energy.
2) Double or Two Track
They are usually manufactured with two panes of glass, with each pane sitting in a separate track.
Product Name: Two- Track Lite Horizontal Slider Storm window
Price: $ 99.99
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Product Details: has easy to clean sashes and comes with a very solid two track aluminum frame construction. It is quite fairly priced and it can be built to fit your mobile home size specifications.
3) Triple Track
Has two tracks with sliding glass panes but the exterior track usually has an all screen material which allows the mobile home owner to get some air flow from the top portion of that particular window.
Product Name: Vertical Triple Track Storm Window with Full Screen
Price: $ 109.99
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Product Details: this is top of the range storm window made from triple track, tubular main frame that does not bow or twist. It is also an external storm window mount with an aluminum frame and full screen.
Storm Windows categorized according to the shape
Just as the name suggests, these storm windows can be made using a variety of materials and can either be single, double or even triple track. They are more appropriate for small mobile homes that don’t have too much space.
Product Name: Kinro 36’ x 54’ White Aluminum Vertical Sliding Window
Price: $ 119.77
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Product Details: this is an attractive custom aluminum window, it does pack a self storing interior storm window installed on a tough weather break that consists of an outer sheathing and sidewall studs. Has easy to remove sashes and can be custom built to fit the needs and requirements of manufactured home owners.
They are fixed in a horizontal manner, they offer a better and wider view even though they tend to take a lot of space and they are also available in a variety of sizes, tracks and frames.
Product Name: Triple Track 2 Lite Horizontal Slider Storm window with full screen
Price: $ 119.99
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Product Details: specially constructed for those who have a large mobile home and space is not much of an issue. This particular model is super strong and is made with a tubular mainframe that’s super strong and very durable.
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