- If you’re thinking of adding a storm door, it can be a good investment that enables you to get more from the fair weather while keep out the foul. There are some considerations to keep in mind, though. This post will give you a few quick tips for making your decision and suggest a few doors that could do the trick for you.
Storm Door Options for Your Entrance Doors
If you have a newer, insulated entry door, the general thinking is that adding a storm door to your entrance door may not make sense. You don’t need it for the insulation. Even, then, though, there is an appeal to leaving that big door open and allowing the breeze in through the screen on your storm door. If your entrance door though is an older door, still in good shape, but lacking the insulation of the newer entrance doors on the market, a storm door has a double benefit for you: adding energy efficiency in the colder months to that fresh breeze in the warmer ones.
Storm door frames usually come in a variety of options: aluminum, steel, fiberglass, and wood are the standard ones. While wooden storm doors have a special charm to them, you should keep in mind that they will require more maintenance than the others. When looking at a metal-framed door, check to see if it has foam insulation within the frames. These are the better choice when insulation is a concern.
In general, when looking for a quality storm door to complement your entrance door, make sure that the storm door uses low-emissivity (Low-E) glass or glazing. Self-storing pockets for the glass in summer, and an insect screen for the winter, is another feature you’ll want to have. Other convenience adding benefits to look out for are fixed, full length screens and glass panels that slide out of the way for ventilation; half screen and half glass, which slide past each other; and windows and screens removable for cleaning.
A couple of entrance door solutions for storm doors that just may do the trick:
Provia Storm Doors Professional-Class are individually customized to the highest standards in the residential market. This is a great way to go if you’re looking for an excellent entrance door option. Combing beauty, security and efficiency, they have a Lifetime Limited Transferable Warranty on all storm doors. For more, see here.
This is a real classic wood storm door, made with pre-finished mahogany wood and a charcoal fiberglass screen. It adds a piece of art to your front entry door. For more, see here.
Finally, for the more security conscious, this Leslie door is designed to frustrate, delay, and fend off would-be intruders. It includes welded steel construction, tamper-proof welded butt hinges, and an expanded screen crafted from strong, galvanized metal. For more, see here.
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