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10 Advantages of Adding Storm Doors

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Front, side, garage, and back doors keep a house secure and the elements out.  However, suppose those doors receive a lot of sunshine, rain, hail, sleet, snow, or wind exposure. In that case, they can eventually lose their ability to protect a home as well as they once did.  Surfaces can fade, warp, shrink, or shift and begin letting the elements inside the house.  Adding storm doors can significantly reduce this environmental damage by protecting the typically more expensive and durable entry doors.  A storm door provides the additional weather barrier needed to keep entry doors looking and performing their best.  Storm doors can also add a layer of security, insulation, sound reduction, bug protection, better visibility, ventilation, and curb appeal.


inside view of a storm door

Adding storm doors to a home can provide numerous benefits, and there are many styles from which to choose.  Their frames are typically constructed out of aluminum, vinyl, or wood and are very durable for their purpose.  Storm doors are often utilized to keep the elements out while retaining good visibility versus what a typically more opaque entry door allows.  Below are ten advantages to adding a storm door to your home entry door(s) so added beauty, security, and visibility can be achieved over what an entry door alone typically provides.


Advantages of Adding Storm Doors


1.   Entry Door and Interior Protection

Storm doors help shield main entry doors from the elements, such as rain, snow, sleet, hail, and harsh sunlight. This protection can prolong the lifespan of entry doors by helping to prevent weather-related damage and wear. Storm doors also help protect entry doors by providing a buffer against harsh weather conditions. They also help prevent wind and moisture from entering a home more efficiently, thus improving comfort during extreme weather.


2.   Enhanced Security

Many storm doors have sturdy frames and locking mechanisms, adding even more home security. This added layer of protection makes it even harder for intruders to gain access since they now have to get through two doors.  And since storm doors are typically made of glass, they are very noisy if broken. 

  

3.   Improved Energy Efficiency 

Since many storm doors utilize double-pane glass construction, they provide an additional layer of insulation, helping to keep warm air inside in winter and cool air in summer. This additional insulative barrier reduces energy consumption and lowers heating and cooling bills. Some storm doors are constructed of vinyl, providing even more insulative value.


4.   More Natural Light

Storm doors, which feature full-view glass panels, allow more natural light to enter a home. This brightens the entryway and creates a more welcoming atmosphere.  Depending on the home's layout, this translates to more light being available throughout much of the house.


5.   Aesthetics

There are many storm door choices on the market, and many styles will add a touch of beauty and class to any entry door.  They are available in numerous types of materials, colors, and finishes.  Some have only glass, but some feature screens and glass to provide additional air movement.


outside view of a storm door

6.   Better Ventilation

Storm doors often come with screens that can be used in place of glass panes. This allows for increased ventilation and airflow throughout a home during the warmer months of the year or during a nice fall or spring day without inviting insects inside.  The screened section of a storm door can also let in the sounds of nature for a semi-annual" experience.


7.   Noise Reduction

The additional layers of glass in storm doors help minimize the amount of outside noise that enters a home, creating a quieter and more peaceful indoor environment.  


8.   Bug Protection

During mild weather, entry doors can be opened, and the storm door's screen lets fresh air in while keeping bugs and other pests out. This feature is beneficial in areas prone to insects.


9.   Curb Appeal

Storm doors are available in various styles, colors, and finishes, allowing you to choose one that complements your home's exterior. This can enhance the overall look and curb appeal of the property.  It can also improve the value and resale of the house.


10. Cost-Effective Home Improvement

Storm doors are relatively affordable and can be installed without significant modifications to the home. This makes them a cost-effective home improvement that improves energy efficiency, security, curb appeal, and home value.


Conclusion:

In summary, adding storm doors to a home offers multiple benefits, from improved energy efficiency, additional ventilation, and security to enhanced aesthetics and protection for entry doors. They are a practical and cost-effective upgrade that can significantly enhance the comfort and functionality of the living space.

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