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Pour styrofoam packaging beads or pellets in between the storm window and regular window to give added insulation.

Windows and doors are among the worst energy wasters. How they waste heat and what you can do to stop this loss.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1980 (v.4#1) pg. 58

Tip: Problems which can occur when installing additional storm windows or doors in conjunction with existing insulated glass or insulated doors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1981 (v.4#5) pg. 4

Winter proofing windows. Looks at weather-stripping and storm windows.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 21

Keeping the cold out. A guide to buying and installing energy-efficient doors and windows.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1987 (v.10#4) pg. 56

Weathering the storm. A step-by-step guide to building and installing wooden storm windows and screens.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 19

Advice on how to upgrade a 30-year-old storm window with a wooden frame.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 26

Rescue old windows with interior storms. A single sheet of extra glazing secured inside reaps dramatic energy benefits.
COST CUTS Nov 1987 (v.4#10) pg. 1

Interior storm sashes. How to preserve the exterior appearance of an 18th or early 19th century-style house while insulating the windows. Instructions for making inside storm sashes measuring 32"x59".
EARLY AMERICAN HOMES Feb 1998 (v.29#1) pg. 61

Repairing wood and aluminum storm doors and windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 30

Convert aluminum screen windows into inexpensive storm windows by covering them with plastic sheeting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #100 Oct 1967 (v.17#5) pg. 46

Storm window maintenance and repair tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #110 Jun 1969 (v.19#3) pg. 52

Tips on maintenance for screens and storm windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #135 Apr 1972 (v.22#4) pg. 42

How to reglaze aluminum combination storm windows. Includes tips on substitute materials that can be used to replace wornout splines.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #142 Feb 1973 (v.23#2) pg. 38

How to install combination aluminum storm and screen windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #166 Sep 1975 (v.25#7) pg. 46

How to install aluminum combination storm windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #175 Sep 1976 (v.26#7) pg. 42

How to install interior plastic storm windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #177 Nov 1976 (v.26#9) pg. 36

How to make your own storm windows by building a frame of 1x2s and stapling plastic to the frame.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #196 Feb 1979 (v.29#2) pg. 60

How to cure heat leaks all around the house. Add insulation, vapor barrier, storm windows, storm doors, and caulk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 86

Three quick, cost-effective ways to improve older windows without replacing them. How to install combination storm windows, interior insulating windows and window tinting films.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #325 Feb 1992 (v.42#2) pg. 30

Tight-fitting interior storm windows are made from 1/8" Plexiglas and framed with foam pipe insulation to make installation and removal easier.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 86

Tip on making and hanging an interior Plexiglas storm window for a skylight.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 69

How to prepare and paint the natural aluminum frames on storm windows, screens, doors, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 22

Making wood storm windows which will look better and seal tighter than mass-produced aluminum and vinyl units.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 104
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 12

How to make your own storm windows.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 14

Custom-made storm window installed at ceiling level to reduce condensation on single-glazed skylights.
HOME MECHANIX #725 Sep 1988 (v.84) pg. 98

Get your combination storm windows ready for winter. How to repair aluminum-framed windows and screens.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1983 (v.8#6) pg. 56

Tip: Replace broken corner guides on aluminum storms and screens with machine screws.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1986 (v.11#9) pg. 8

Tip on cleaning Plexiglas storm windows without scratching them.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 69

Make interior storm windows by covering a 1"x2" wood framework with clear plastic. Install by using aluminum tape or decorative plastic tape to cover the seam between window frame and the storm window.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 48

How to custom-fit triple-track combination storm/screen windows.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 70

How to make your own plastic storm windows that fit on the inside. Uses a kit called In-Sider. Est. cost: $10-$30 per window.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #584 Jan 1977 (v.73) pg. 24

How to make rigid sheet plastic storm windows. A plastic hinge on the bottom section allows the bottom to swing out for ventilation.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #618 Nov 1979 (v.75) pg. 102

Prepare for winter. Part 2. Repairing and adjusting storm doors and windows.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #652 Sep 1982 (v.78) pg. 50

How to weatherize single-glazed windows in an older house. Describes how to make your own storm windows from Plexiglas and a wood frame.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #107 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 88

Storm window once over. Both triple-track aluminum windows and wood sashes will do a better job if you give them a fall checkup.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #113 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 68

How to cover the inside of windows with a clear plastic sheet to cut heat loss by about 50%. Also includes the use of insulating panels placed between the window sash and a storm window.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1980 (v.1#7) pg. 34

Storm-window repair. The tricks to replacing glass in a metal-framed storm window.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 32

Warmer windows for less. A product test of various styles of interior storm windows.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1984 (v.5#8) pg. 62

Storm window ideas for the older house which do not detract from the design.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1976 (v.4#2) pg. 2
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1976 (v.4#3) pg. 2

How to make old windows more energy-efficient. A look at storm windows, double and triple glazing and window insulators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.8#9) pg. 122

Storm windows. Do you really need them. Suggestions on storm windows which will not detract from the appearance of unique older houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Apr 1982 (v.10#4) pg. 80

Tips on making interior storm windows from furring strips and sheet plastic.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.17#5) pg. 16

Making and hand-fitting wooden storm windows and wooden window screens.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.17#5) pg. 22

Suggestions on replacing aluminum triple-track storm and screen window combinations with exterior wood storms.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 16

Tip describes a method for making the lower pane of a divided-light storm window removable from inside the house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.25#1) pg. 16

How to make your own storm windows from wood, 6-mill plastic, weatherstrip felt, and miscellaneous hardware. Est. cost: under $5 per window.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1977 (v.24#10) pg. 150

How to repair aluminum storm windows.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1967 (v.128#5) pg. 170

Tip: Put 1" thick sheet of styrofoam between main window and storm windows for added insulation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1978 (v.150#6) pg. 58

Tip: Use plastic sheeting with air pockets (often used in packing fragile goods) to insulate basement windows.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1981 (v.156#3) pg. 24

Handle for carrying storm windows.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1964 (v.184#3) pg. 115

A jig for painting storm windows. Mounted on a sawhorse, the window can be painted, then flipped over to paint the other side. Involves drilling holes in edges of storm window.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1973 (v.203#3) pg. 132

How to make inexpensive storm windows for basement window wells.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1974 (v.205#4) pg. 164

Window heat loss, how to stop it or reduce it. Suggestions include building insulated shutters for the inside, installing additional storm window protection, and double-glazing door windows.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1978 (v.212#1) pg. 97

Tips on assembling and installing storm-window kits that fit on the inside or outside. Plastic frames and one-piece plastic windows prevent most air infiltration.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1980 (v.216#2) pg. 134

Tip: Use several layers of mylar separated by air space to insulate large picture windows.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1981 (v.218#4) pg. 37

How to make your own aluminum frame storm windows.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall 1980 pg. 89

Insulate your windows. Construction of aluminum storm windows and installation of weatherstripping.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1967 (v.23#5) pg. 44

How to install aluminum combination storms and screens.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1974 (v.30#5) pg. 58

Your home and the energy crisis. Part 4. A look at the heat loss through doors and windows and what you can do to minimize it.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 22

A look at what basement insulation can accomplish in energy savings and some tips on insulating windows.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1977 (v.33#3) pg. 31

(1) Make your own wood frame storm windows. (2) Install ready-made aluminum storms. (3) Make inside aluminum storms. (4) Plastic inside panels. (5) Other types of storm windows.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 104
Correction WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 12

Build your own combination storm sash/screen windows.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 100

Replacing broken glass in aluminum frame storm windows.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1985 (v.41#2) pg. 82

Repair and maintain self-storing aluminum-frame storm/screen units.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1993 (v.49#5) pg. 64

Advice on building wooden storm windows.
WORKBENCH Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.51#6) pg. 10