Storm window stays improve the efficiency of wooden storm windows by pulling them tight to the window frame. The benefits are multifold: reducing drafts, increasing insulation and sound reduction as well as adding another layer of security,
Home-owners have used multiple methods to secure storm windows over the years with varying success. These include hook and eye combinations, turn buttons and even screwing the storms on from the exterior. Some of these means work ok, some don’t and some – as in the case of screwing the storms on – are just plain dangerous (you always want storms to be able to be released from the interior fro reasons of egress in an emergancy).The perfect system would hold the storm tight to the frame yet allow operation from the interior of the home and would prop the storm open for fresh air during pleasant weather. This is especially beneficial in cases where the storm windows are left mounted throughout the year.
Good News! SRS Hardware has got the solution to fulfill all of these requirements!
SRS Hardware’s storm window stays consist of a small “keeper” that fastens permanently on your window casing or blind stop. The long “arm” fastens to the storm sash itself. The arm slips into the keeper and it’s length provides a leverage to really draw the storm up tight. When it becomes time to remove the storm, the arm simply lifts out of the keeper. You only leave the small keeper attached to your window frame.
We make the stays out of solid stainless steel with a nylon washer for smooth, silent operation and they are available in both brushed aluminum and oil rubbed bronze finishes. These stays have proven extremely popular with our customers, who often find our SH B storm hangers a great match for these stays.