Easy to Install STORM WINDOWS
How will Storm Snap™ storm windows benefit me ?
Inside and Outside Mount Storm Snaps™ : features common to both styles:
Outside Mount Storm Snaps™ Additional Features
Available now, IMPACT Frames to deter vandals, burglars, break-ins. Incredibly strong, see video below:
Coming Soon, Hurricane Protection
(Pending legal approval by various State agencies regulating Hurricane protection products)
Features you’ve never seen before on a Storm Window.
Amazing patent pending design, ease of use, many benefits:
Measuring for Interior mount “INNER” style frames
Before ordering *Inside mount Storm Snaps™,
Please check items 1. & 2. before entering your measurements.
Interior Press Fit Storm Snaps™ Installation
Exterior “OUTER1.25” frame Mounting Options
Two ways of mounting below.
For Exterior, frame width is 1.25”
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.
Outside trim mount (overlap)
Blind stop mount (recess) installation
Exterior Mount Measuring
(Do not use Inside/Inner mount Storm Snaps for Exterior mounting)
Four ways of mounting/measuring Storm Snaps™ for exterior windows.
For Exterior, frame width is 1.25”, 1” wide is not an option for exterior.
4 Ways to measure for EXTERIOR frames, and 2 frame options:
Exterior frames are best trim mounted if you have a flat 1.50” or wider trim, otherwise Blind Stop mounted. Impact Frame can only be ordered for TRIM mount, either 4 sided or 3 sided.
Definition of Sill: bottom of your exterior window frame, slightly angled down to drain water away from window.
Option A: Cavity measure for TRIM MOUNT: You provide us the measurements for your window cavity.
For TRIM Mounting, you must have 1.50” of flat trim on top, left and right sides all around your window cavity. We will make a frame that will fit around your window cavity and screw into your outer trim. The “open or viewable area” of your frame will basically match your cavity opening. The bottom of the frame will rest upon your sill and has weep slots for moisture release.
Option B: Outer Dimensions (OD) of Frame for TRIM MOUNT: You carefully provide us the exact OD size of the frame you want for your trim mount. The resulting “opening” size on the frame will show when you enter the data below. For the best appearance, the “opening” of your frame should basically match
the cavity of your window.
- Option C: Cavity Measure for Blind Stop: You provide your Cavity dimensions. For Blind Stop, you must have a minimum of 1⁄2” projecting blind stop ledge. From your cavity measurements, we’ll make the frame OD (outer dimension) 1/8” less in width and height so that the OD of your frame will have about a 1/16” space all around to fit into your Cavity opening and screw into your blind stop ledge.
Option D: Outer Dimension (OD) of Frame for Blind Stop: You provide the OD size of the frame you want.
Ideally, you should make the OD of your frame for blind stop installation 1/8” less than your width and height dimensions. This will give you about 1/16” clearance from the sidewall of your window cavity.
The 2 Frame Options will be whether you want a 4 sided frame or 3 sided frame. What’s the difference ?
For OUTER Trim or Blind Stop frames, Or the Impact frame, you have the choice to make it a “3 sided” frame, with no bottom piece. (for an idea of what we’re talking about, see pictures under “Impact Frames -3 sided Impact Frame”).
We can make any of the Exterior frames without the bottom frame piece, so that after removing the LENS, you will not have the bottom frame piece to trap leaves or other debris in your outside window cavity. The bottom end of the LENS will rest upon the sill. The main reason for making the frame this is way is if you don’t plan on having the LENS installed all year. When you remove the lens, your window will be totally un-obstructed and nothing on the sill.
A 4 sided frame will have the bottom frame piece and weep hole flange at bottom. The frame is meant to keep the lens in place all year. If you remove lens, the “open” cavity will trap leaves and debris at the bottom, on your sill.
A 3 sided frame doesn’t have the bottom frame piece for a more “invisible” view on your window. The bottom of the lens simply rests on the sill. If you wish to remove the lens seasonally, because there is no bottom frame piece, leaves and debris will not get trapped at the bottom sill. For Blind Stop, you must have a minimum of 1⁄2” projecting blind stop ledge on top, left and right sides. The lens bottom itself will not have any “weep slots.” Any moisture is
likely to weep out under the lens sitting atop your sill.