When Should You Add a Storm Door To Your Home?

When Should You Add a Storm Door To Your Home?

I get a lot of questions about doors. Many people are unsure if their home needs a storm door. If you live along the lake or another area of Southern Ontario that’s prone to storms, then you may think you need a Storm Door. In fact, when considering whether you should purchase a storm door, the pros suggest that the state of your existing door is a more important consideration than where you live.

If your existing door is old and not energy efficient, but is still in good condition then a storm door may be a good option for you. On the other hand, if you have a newer, insulated door then you likely won’t save much energy by adding a storm door and it may not be worth the expense.

Another consideration is whether your existing exterior door gets a lot of direct sunlight every day. If it does, then you should avoid buying a glass storm door because the glass on the storm door can trap the heat against the entry door and cause warping, fading or other damage.

If you are looking for a storm door, look for one with:

  • Low-emissivity (low-e) glass
  • An insect screen
  • Screens or glass panels for ventilation
  • Removable elements for easier cleaning

Storm doors will help protect your entry door and your home from heavy wind, rain and other weather damage, so if your existing door is in good condition and you’re looking for weather protection and energy efficiency, then a storm door may be the answer. My favorite and most professional business to get a storm door installed is Thermo-Bilt. Get more information or a quote by visiting their website 

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