A rare, but appropriate summer scene: wood storm windows in their proper use. Note how the storms are tilted out from the top and held open with a latch, and a screen inserted when the lower sash is raised. Beautiful!
As found on College Street in Montpelier, VT.
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Beautiful is right! Such class! and increasingly a rarity. Thanks for sharing this, Kaitlin!
A rarity, yes, though now that I look for them I can usually find a few examples. It’s nice to see wood storms appreciated. It is my favorite part of a historic house.
I once lived in a house that had this type of storm window, I never knew that this was the way they were meant to be used. Each spring we removed the storms and replaced them with full size screens.
I imagine screens are more practical in the summer, but perhaps the storms on hooks are good for spring and fall days.
It always makes my day to see this.
I am planning on doing the same with our 1910 house, because the work of switching out storm and screen panels is just too arduous and the low E storm window glass has advantages year-round, and serves to protect the original windows. But does anyone have a recommendation for the hardware to accomplish this?