Interior Mount Ordering:

Before ordering Inside mount Storm Snaps,

Please check items 1. & 2. before entering your measurements.

1. Can your window cavity accept “press fit” Storm Snaps ?

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2. Checking for “out of square” windows

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3. Measuring your window cavity

 

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Measure top, middle and bottom for width and height. Round down to the nearest 1/16” Measure carefully !

Interior Press Fit Storm Snaps Installation

Either INNER1.0 or INNER1.25 frame

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Step 1

Carefully unpack your frames. Your lens has protective sheeting on both sides, don’t remove it until lens is ready to install.

Make sure you have the correct size Storm Snap and lens for your window.

Step 1 Without lens installed, angle frame into the top of your window cavity and gently push up and press your Storm Snap into your window cavity. Don’t push in deep, keep as much of an “air” gap as possible between your exterior window for best insulation. Easily adjust your Storm Snap in your window cavity by reaching around the back of the Storm Snap frame and pulling out to align nicely.

Align Storm Snap in your window cavity and then go to step 2.

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Step 2

The problem with other press fit frames is that they’re difficult to install nicely in your window cavity. It gets pushed in too deep, or too far pushed in on one corner. Once it’s pushed in, it’s hard to pull out and straighten. It’s really challenging to get it “just right” inside your window cavity, without it looking crooked.

Our frame is super easy to install and align in your window frame. Our Storm Snaps are first installed “without” the lens. So, it’s very easy to push in and pull out a bit to get it square and aligned nicely in your window cavity. Because the lens is not yet installed, it’s easy to push from the front and pull out from the back of the frame and align it. Then, our patent pending Pressure Grip screws hold your frame in place to avoid “blow-ins.”Then, you simply install your lens and snap down all 4 frame edges. You’re set!

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Step 3

To keep your Storm Snap nicely in place, and avoid your Storm Snap falling out, tighten the 4 Pressure Grip side screws. These side screws grip your frame onto your window cavity. Using a Phillips head screw driver, lightly tighten the Pressure Grip screws on all 4 corners of your frame BEFORE installing your lens. These screws hold your Storm Snap in place by pressure and don’t require holes in your window frame cavity. Don’t over-tighten screws.

During higher wind events, leaky outside exterior windows can build up air pressure in the window cavity and exert pressure on your Storm Snap, trying to push it in. Proper tightening of the 4 side Pressure Grip screws will prevent this (Patent Pending).

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Step 4

Before peeling off the protective sheeting on your lens, make sure it’s the correct lens for your frame by installing it in the Storm Snap lens cavity.

Peel off the protective sheeting from both sides and insert lens into the Storm Snap frame. Make sure LENS is fully seated in the frame bottom.

Gently snap down all 4 frame edges and you’re all set!

Exterior Mount Choices:

Two ways of mounting below.

Outside trim mount (overlap)

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Blind stop mount (recess) installation

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For ALL exterior mount Storm Snaps, the bottom of the frame rests on or is level with your window’s SILL. The bottom of the frame has weep holes to allow any condensation or moisture to escape. This is mandatory for all exterior storm windows, regardless of manufacturer.

Exterior Mount Ordering

Two ways of mounting/measuring Storm Snaps for exterior windows.

1. Best mounting method: Trim mount. Measure as shown.

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Blind stop mount in exterior window cavity.

Exterior Blind Stop Measure

Measure top, middle and bottom for width and height. Round down to the nearest 1/16” Measure carefully !

Exterior mount Storm Snaps installation

OUTER1.25 frame

 You should only install exterior Storm Snaps if you have basic carpentry/handyman skills for a safe and nice installation.

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Step 1

Carefully unpack your frames. Your lens has protective sheeting on both sides, don’t remove it until lens is ready to install.

Make sure you have the correct size Storm Snap and lens for your window.

Step 1 Without lens installed, align frame only on your exterior window trim or blind mount ledge. Make SURE that the bottom flange with the weep holes is at the bottom resting on top of or meeting at your sill. Do not let the flange go over the front of the sill. The weep holes will allow any condensation or water to weep out if it gets in.

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Step 2

Use a level to make your frame is mounted straight. Flip open the frame edges to gain access to the mounting holes in the channel, OR if blind stop mount, you will screw via the edge holes in the flange.

Using #6 sheet metal screws in the holes provided, screw the frame to your exterior window trim of the blind stop ledge. You can add more holes if you wish.

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Step 3

Before peeling off the protective sheeting on your lens, make sure it’s the correct lens for your frame by installing it in the Storm Snap lens cavity.

Peel off the protective sheeting from both sides and insert lens into the Storm Snap frame. Make sure LENS is fully seated in the frame bottom.

Gently snap down all 4 frame edges and you’re all set! Make sure all 4 corners are pressed down. Wiggle them a bit as you’re pushing down for best appearance.

Outside trim mount (overlap)

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Blind stop mount (recess) installation

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PRICING and ORDER ENTRY below

Interior Press Fit Storm Snap Frames
(Our slimmest profile at 1" wide)
(Larger 1.25" wide profile for larger windows 65" or more on Width or Height)

(Do not use Inside/Inner mount Storm Snaps for Exterior mounting)

Exterior Trim or Blind Stop Mount Storm Snap frames
(Mounted on outer trim, see Measuring)
(Mounted on exterior window cavity's "blind stop")

Both frames have weep holes on bottom frame flange.

FRAME COLOR

*custom colors possible with larger orders, please email or call us.

WINDOW AREA MEASUREMENTS to obtain PRICING for Frames and Lenses

Before you enter any measurements, please make sure you have read and understand our measuring instructions. You must carefully measure and double check your measurements. Our frames are custom made and not refundable if you measured incorrectly. Click link below for more details.
Measuring Details Link

ENTER WINDOW CAVITY or TRIM MEASUREMENTS:

*round down to the nearest 1/16"

Enter in this box, up to 12 characters with a room or window name or number so you will know where to install this window when it arrives. For example: MasterBedNE

It is not mandatory, but highly recommended.
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Frame Choice:
INNER1.0 (Color: White)
Lens Choices:
.220 Clear Acrylic
.118 Clear Acrylic
.060 Clear Polycarbonate
You can order frames only, lenses only or both frames and lenses, your choice.
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Shipping costs are one of the 4 ways below, and is determined once all the CART contents are finalized:

If entire order is $75 or more and any frame in the cart has a Width or Height less than or equal to 40", shipping is free.

If entire order is less than $75 and any frame in the cart has a Width or Height less than or equal to 40", shipping is flat $25.

If any frames' Width or Height exceeds 40", flat shipping fee is $99.
This applies to any size order up to $2,000.

Any order totaling $2,000 or more, free shipping regardless of size or quantity.

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