So, I had the upstairs old storm windows down. What to do next?
I have some wood storms and screen sets that are original to my house. I change those out seasonally.
I have three new wood storms and screen sets in my upstairs dormer that I change out seasonally.
I have two new wood storms in the front of my house that I leave in year round.
I have two vintage screens salvaged from a neighbor who was preparing to toss them that are currently in windows while I decide what I want to do there.
And I have looked at the Marvin combination storms.
I waffled on what to do for a while, but cold weather is coming so I knew I had to make a decision. I knew I did not want to change out those second floor storms, so a traditional set of wood storms and screens was out. I refused to put in a new metal storm window; it had to be wood. I was also hoping for the option to have full screen in the summer not that my restored double hung sashes open both on the top and bottom.
There is a shop locally that I knew made wood framed storms with a combination window inset. So, I decided to pay them a visit.
The storms they make are quite expensive, but pretty impressive. The owner even showed me how to remove the top glass panel and replace it with a screen insert leaving the storm with a full screen for summer use. I swooned a little.
I bit the bullet and bought two of them. They came primed, so all I had to do was paint them and install.
I love them.
|Reminder of what I started with.|