When it comes to optimizing the looks and functionality of your home, there are certainly a lot of things to consider. Windows, doors, blinds, shutters, siding; the list goes on and on. One of the most underrated pieces of home improvement materials is the storm door.
A storm door is an exterior door that is affixed to the outside of your ordinary front door, and operates entirely independently of the regular front door. Some storm doors have sliding glass panels that allow for a screen to safely allow airflow to and from the home, without letting bugs through. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages that homeowners gain when choosing to install a storm door.
Storm doors protect your main entry door.
By properly installing a storm door, a seal is created to prevent rain, ice, snow, and other weatherized elements from reaching and damaging the main entry door of the home, which is often fairly expensive to replace or repair.
Extended energy efficiency of the home.
Storm doors provide an extra pocket of insulation for front doors, which are often one of the main points of air leakage in homes. Cracks along the sides, top and bottom of the entry door easily become less noticeable as the storm door helps block the outside weather from trying to get inside.
Storm doors can be a great addition for homes because they can allow for both increased airflow and increased natural light in the summer months, when it’s not necessarily as important to keep both the entry and storm door closed, as it would be in the winter.
Storm doors typically come with a locking mechanism, which gives your home one more barrier of security from unwanted visitors. Open the main entry door, if you don’t have a peephole, and screen your visitors before letting them inside your home.
Installation is quick and easy.
Storm doors can be installed into a number of doorframe materials. Whether you have a vinyl frame, brick frame, or wood frame surrounding your entry door, there are storm doors made to hold securely and match virtually any style.
You can see there are many advantages to installing storm doors, and the list goes beyond what is covered in this post. Speak to a door installation expert to see how you could benefit from installing a storm door in your home.