From the Forum – Storm Windows and Screens for Rowhouse

screens
Photo by PoPville flickr user hellomarkers!

From the Forum – Storm Windows and Screens for Rowhouse

“Does anyone have a recommendation for a company that can make new storm windows and screens for an older rowhouse? We live in Dupont, and the companies we’ve called so far can’t help us because our windows aren’t standard-sized.”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

16 Comment

  • I would strongly recommend the Window Man based out of Alexandria. Great service, customized storm windows, and perfect fit, high quality windows. I had mine installed for noise and insulation purposes and they have been a lifesaver when living by a busy road. I don’t hear anything at all when the windows are closed! I am in a historical district and they installed Windows that conformed to the necessary requirements.

  • I used to get mine done at Brookland Hardware before they closed. I just took in my old screen and had them make new screens, etc, from that. I don’t know if the Annie’s Ace that took over in that area inherited this task as they were supposed to inherit some of the workers, but it’s worth checking out.

  • Try Blaine Window in Silver Spring

  • HaileUnlikely

    If you aren’t looking for anything fancy, just a screen to physically put in place to keep bugs out and stuff, you can buy a kit that comes with an aluminum or steel frame, the mesh, and the spline (the thing that holds the mesh screen in the frame) – the only tools needed would be a hacksaw (to cut the frame to size), and depending on the kit, possibly also a screwdriver.

  • Have you tried Thompson Creek? They are local and I think can do custom work

  • I’ve used Window World of DC (based in Chantilly) to replace windows in two houses, and I have been very happy with the quality and the price. You do have to follow up with them frequently to make sure things are ordered, scheduled, etc., but apart from that they have been a pleasure to deal with. all the windows are made-to-measure.

  • I had storm windows and screens custom made at the old Frager’s – great price, only took a couple of days. I don’t know if Frager’s can still do this but that’s where I would go.

  • For the screens, are the frames in good enough shape to reuse them? Sometimes they are once the extra paint and dirt is removed.
    Otherwise, the screen frame maker needs this tool:
    http://www.wholesalescreensandglass.com/Screen-Frame-Bender.html

    For storm windows,
    I would contact the manufacturers first to see if they are able to provide the storm window you need.
    For example:
    http://www.harveybp.com/upload/products/literature/Harvey_Storm_Products_Brochure.pdf
    Then find a local installer who can do the measurements and installation.

    Also check out interior storm windows here:
    http://www.indowwindows.com/

    Have you been to Blaine Window Repair Services?
    2410 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    They have window parts but also will come to your home for window repairs.

    & This contractor is right across the street:
    Juenemann Painting and Remodelling
    9341 Fraser Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Talk to them about what you need. They tend to understand old houses well.

    Source: I own an old house with original wood windows and storm windows. However mine are rectangular. Love them!

  • My landlord replaced the original storm windows on my porch 2 weeks ago. She used Wheaton Window and Door. Had them custom-made. Measurements took a few minutes. I think turn-around time was 2 weeks. She did shop around, so I figure they are a reasonable option.

    Replaced right before that tornado/storm. Windows did their job and kept all the wet outside.

  • Don’t forget that if they are front windows you need to check with the HPRB before replacing them (I know it sounds insane, but it’s true). Most of the suggestions here are probably not up to preservation code. If someone notices they will definitely make you buy new ones. Ask your anc rep for help.

  • Try Blaine Window Repair, 301-565-4949. They’re in Silver Spring at 2410 Linden Lane. http://www.blainewindowrepair.com.

  • We used Pella Windows in Bethesda to replace the windows in our 1888 built house. The windows were custom built and installed and we were pleased with the service. They offer an architectural line and have worked on many homes in DC.

  • We used Unicorp (http://www.unicorphomeenergyservices.com) to replace all 30 or so windows in our house. All of their windows are custom built. Prices were in the ballpark with other major window companies (Thompson Creek, Pella, Long Fence, etc). We were so impressed with their customer service, product quality, and installation that we had them back to do our siding. I can’t recommend them enough. Check out their reviews on Angie’s List. You won’t be disappointed.

  • I second Unicorp. Brian Weil (301) 779-0900 was great to work with last year.

  • You can try visiting Canglow windows and doors manufacturing company, Edmonton who could help you with the right windows for your house. I had got my windows replaced by them when I had got my house renovated.

Comments are closed.