Many homeowners haven’t given much thought to a storm door, even when considering a new entry door. However, a new storm door can protect and extend the life of your entry door and provides many benefits to your home. Whether you are shopping for a new entry door or simply looking for an extra layer of protection, a new storm door can add value to your home in more ways than one.

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What is a Storm Door?

A storm door is an outer door installed in front of your entry door to preserve the integrity of the entry door. A storm door will typically come with interchangeable screens and glass panels for different seasons. Storm doors are made of vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, or wood, and most homeowners will match their storm door to their entry door or trim.

What are the Advantages of a Storm Door?

There are many advantages to a new storm door, even if your entry door is covered by an overhang or porch and you feel like you don’t need the protection.

  • Increased Security

A new storm door will provide another layer of security. Many storm doors have protective grilles, heavy duty security glass, and multi-point locking systems.

  • Additional Natural Light

If your front door is solid with no side lights, your foyer area may be fairly dark. A new storm door can add natural light while still providing security on days when the weather allows you to have your solid door open.

  • Energy Savings

A storm door provides an extra layer of energy efficiency to your entry door. A storm door can trap warm air inside your home during the colder months to keep your house warm.

  • Screen Option for Spring and Fall

During the spring and fall when you aren’t relying on your heating or cooling system, a screen option in a storm door can provide a nice breeze.

  • Protect a New Entry Door

Even if your entry door is covered, a storm door can still provide protection that will extend the life of your entry door. Deflecting the direct sunlight can prevent the door from fading, and an extra layer between your entry door and inclement weather will also keep your entry door in good shape.

How to Know if You Need a New Storm Door

Although any home can benefit from a storm door, there are some situations where a storm door may be necessary. If you have an older entry door, a storm door can provide an extra layer of energy efficiency to trap warm air, similar to the effectiveness of double-paned windows. If your entry door is uncovered by a porch or overhang and exposed to the elements, a storm door can provide a layer of protection from any rain, sleet, or snow that can damage the door. A storm door can also deflect the direct sunlight your door receives and prevent it from warping or fading.

Storm doors come in many colors, styles, materials, and combinations of glass and screen panels. Whether you are interested in an extra layer of protection, extending the life of your entry door, or looking for a way to add more natural light and air to your home in the spring and fall, a new storm door can be just the thing. We have a lot of complimenting styles, and over 75 years of experience working with homeowners. Contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today for a virtual appointment.