Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow


Storm windows are in!

Here are some before pictures:



And with new windows:



Now the only problem is that the shiny new storm windows now make the interior windows look that much grosser! Motivation!

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5 Responses to “Storm windows are in!”

  1. April 7th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Jennifer says:

    Nice new storms! We need to think about replacing ours… this really motivates me!

  2. April 8th, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Amalie says:

    Looks much nicer! I’ve been considering interior storms, but the white aluminum really does make a huge difference–

    They’re looking good!

  3. April 9th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Jenni@ThirteenEleven says:

    Your house was attacked by Ivy….
    Ours was too.

    The storms will make a huge difference next winter.

  4. July 24th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    kimsturn says:

    I’m just starting a painting project in my 1920 bungalow. I was looking up info on storm windows and found your page. Can you offer advice? The current storms are screwed in and look like they belong on a mobile home. I don’t know what original storm windows would have been like or if there are any new ones that look better.


  5. July 24th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Kelli says:

    Kim, the original storm windows were probably made of wood and glass, much like the interior windows, but in one solid piece that fit over the outside of the whole window. There are companies that make new versions of the original type storms, but they’re usually VERY expensive and not as user-friendly as modern type storms.

    We bought our windows from a company that makes them right here in Des Moines. They came out to our house, measured each window, then custom made the windows and installed them for us. I really recommend a service like this if you have any unusual sizes of windows.

    Most bungalows in the 1920s were from standard house plans, and so the windows tend to be very standard sizes. If this is the case with your house, you can find good quality replacement storm windows in most big box hardware stores. The installation is pretty simple. Just remove the old windows, get someone to help you hold the new ones on, and screw them in where the old ones were. Some people caulk around the edges of the new frame for extra sealing.

    I hope this helps in your decision. Feel free to contact me again if you have more questions. I have one of the original storm windows from my house. I’ll try and include a picture in a future post.

    Good luck!

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