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Benefits of Storm Doors

Additional Security

 

Storm doors can be an ideal way to have more protection in order to keep unwanted individuals out of your home. Storm doors have another lock that is separate for your home’s primary door. That means that a thief would have to get past both in order to get into your home. Storm doors can also offer a variety of extra security features such as break resistant glass, bars, and a three point lock system. Thieves are seeking to find easy opportunities for their potential victims, and having storm doors would greatly deter them from trying to break into your home.

Energy Efficiency

 

Storm doors can also keep the air inside of your home. That means that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as rigorously and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on your energy bills. The Department of Energy claims that good quality storm doors use low-emissivity glass and glazing. That is a way to control how the heat flows in and out of your home. “To keep the sun’s heat out of the house (for hot climates, east and west-facing windows and unshaded south-facing windows, the Low-E coating should be applied to the outside pane of glass,” the department says. “If the windows are designed to provide heat energy in the winter and keep heat inside the house, the Low-E coating should be applied to the inside pane of the glass.”

Attractiveness

 

Your storm door can be an attractive way to enhance your home’s actual primary door. The right door can be used to set off a unique paint color and specialized iron work can add more detail and design. There are thousands of different kinds of storm doors that are available on the market, so you are certain to find one that you will like.

Good Investment

 

Quality storm doors aren’t cheap but they will last for a long time. That’s a good thing because to have to endure all of the harsh weather like wind, rain, and snow. They will be able to help your primary door last longer because they will take most of the damaging elements that your primary door would be exposed to otherwise. With many storm doors, you are getting two doors in one. There is the glass portion that you can use in the winter and then the screen portion that you can use during the summer to keep the fresh air flowing inside your household.

If you choose to purchase a storm door, ensure that you have chosen a quality model and that you are having it installed professionally. An ill-fitting or broken storm door is not only annoying, it also wastes your energy efficiency and makes you miss out on the money that you could be saving with your purchase. With the proper installation and care, you will value your storm door for years to come.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.