What is a Storm Sash?
Definition of Storm Sash in Construction A separate fixed glass unit that is installed during the winter months and removed in the summer. In most cases, the storm sash is replaced with a screen in the summer. Storm sashes were very popular when windows were customarily standard single pane glass. The newer designs and insulated glass units do not warrant a separate storm sash as readily as when the glass was only single pane. A storm sash can be ordered and installed on contemporary windows as additional protection from the elements. On the coast, the use of storm sashes are popular due to the intensity of the water and the wind. Manufacturers through research and development have developed special provision within some of their windows to allow the storing of storm sashes within the window unit itself. This is a very popular selling aspect for new windows, the ability to store a storm panel within the door or window itself.