Storm doors increase the value of your home. Storm doors offer additional security, insulation, and versatility to your home. However, choosing the right storm door is essential to provide comfort and protection to the entry door. If you are considering installing storm doors, it is crucial to learn a few of the pros and cons to avoid making a mistake.
What are the benefits of a storm door? What are the drawbacks of storm doors? Keep reading to learn more!
A storm door is a second door installed for protection against harsh weather conditions and allows ventilation when the weather is fair. For example, a storm door can protect your main door from rain, ice, and snow. Typically, storm doors have retractable screens or interchangeable glass or screen panels.
In summer or during warm weather months, you can leave the main door open while the storm door allows ventilation while also keeping critters and bugs from entering your home.
Storm doors are made from three layers, i.e., the front and back layers (the exterior skins) and the interior layer that facilitates insulation.
Below is a list of the best reasons why you should install a storm door:
Storm door frames and glass have different designs and styles. Different storm doors let in varying light levels, making it difficult for homeowners to choose. When buying a storm door, it is essential to consider some factors like style and design.
We all have different preferences and choices. Therefore, what works for me might not work for you or suit your needs.
Originally, storm doors were made of wood because it was readily available and visually appealing. However, wood requires painting or coating to protect it against harsh weather elements. If the wooden storm door is more than one inch thick, it can accommodate glass panels.
These doors do not require any form of coating or painting because they are corrosion-resistant. The doors can accommodate interchangeable screen panels or glass depending on your budget or preference.
Although these doors are expensive to purchase and install, they are resistant to corrosion and improve curb appeal. The materials used cannot peel, crack warp, contract or expand. However, PVC storm doors require internal steel frames to increase strength.
There are many advantages to installing Low-E storm doors and windows in your home. Living in the midwest, weather can be quite unpredictable and energy bills can skyrocket. However, Low-E storm windows and doors can increase the energy efficiency of your home while also protecting your home from rain, snow, and ice. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, installing low-E windows and doors can save you anywhere from 10%-30% on heating and cooling costs.
In the winter, Low-E coating on your doors and windows allows radiant heat to pass through but doesn’t let it escape. In the summertime, Low-E glass coating helps to keep some of that heat out.
Low-E storm window and door features are great for exterior doors such as your front door. The thin, invisible coating helps retain heat or keep your house cool. Lastly, Low-E glass features UV protection to help prevent paint or items in your home such as furniture from fading.
Although they are not for everyone, storm doors and screen doors can be a great addition to your home. Their pros outweigh the cons, and they are available in different designs and styles.
If you want to renovate your home or you feel storm doors are a great addition to your home, consulting a professional is the best approach to make the right choice. Researching online or seeking advice from other homeowners, colleagues, or friends is advisable.
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