Storm windows: how we built them
Ken's storm windows: 1. Materials Needed: Standard 1/2" pipe insulation (cost ~$1 for 6'); 2 pieces the length of the window and 2 pieces the width of the window 1"x2" lumber (we found some cull that was very cheap!); 2 pieces the length of the window and 2 pieces the width of the window 1"x1" lumber for cross bar (does not need to be 1x1; any scrap 1xsomething will work. You'll need a piece a bit smaller than the window's width) Wood glue Four 5/8" (no. 6) wood screws Heavy duty staple gun…
Tighten up home with DIY storm windows
Dear Jim: I want to make a quick, inexpensive improvement for window efficiency. I thought about making some exterior storm windows myself. They don't have to look great. What storm window design do you suggest? — Ron S.