It is often debated if storm doors are really a necessity. A storm door is an exterior door that attaches to the entry door frame and works independently of the main exterior door. Despite the debate, storm doors can go a long way when it comes to increasing the comfort, protection and appearance of your home. Once you understand the many benefits they provide, you can make an informed decision whether or not a new storm door would be a wise investment for your home.
Protection Against the Elements
Storm doors provide an added layer of protection for your home. Wind, rain, sleet, snow and hail can all take their toll on your main exterior door. A storm door can extend a front door’s life by shielding it from the elements. Unlike a main exterior door, storm doors are relatively inexpensive and can save you the cost of replacing your main door down the road. This extra layer of protection can also contribute to lowering your energy costs. A quality storm door can help fend off the chill of the winter weather, making it easier to keep your home warm and comfortable.
Their name suggests that storm doors are only beneficial during inclement weather. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Many of today’s models have self-stored screens that easily slide into place, allowing the mild breezes of Spring and Fall to enter your home while keeping insects out. This allows you to wait until later in the season to crank up the air conditioner and turn it off sooner. In addition to helping to reduce your energy costs, a storm door can let in all the fresh air of the milder seasons. As the sun goes down and the air begins to cool, you can simply slide the window back into place.
Let in the Light
Many exterior doors have small windows, frosted glass or no windows at all, limiting the amount of natural light that enters your home. A quality storm door gives you the option to keep your main exterior door open, letting more natural light into your home. This can eliminate the need for artificial entry lighting during the daytime, once again contributing to decreases in energy costs. Your home will look and feel more inviting bathed in natural light.
Some storm door models can help increase the security of your home. Heavy-duty construction combined with locking hardware adds another barrier for a would-be thief to get through. Even the most professional thief will look for the easiest target, so a securely-built and locked storm door could prevent them from even attempting to break in. Enhanced Curb Appeal
Whether you are having a storm door installed for the first time or you are replacing an old, outdated model, a new storm door can definitely improve the curb appeal of your home. After all, you want your home to look great even if you aren’t planning on selling it. A new storm door can help freshen up your home’s exterior.
Professionally Installed Storm Doors
When you’re ready for a new storm door, it’s best to have it professionally installed. Since 1971, Toms River Door & Window has been providing Ocean and Monmouth Counties with high-quality window and door installation services. We have decades of experience working with all types of replacement windows, doors, and storm doors. We carry a complete line of ProVia storm doors as well as many other quality door and window products. Our craftsmanship and commitment to customer service can’t be beat.
We have a complete showroom and design team to help you find the best products for your home and our experienced professionals will walk you through every step of the process. No matter what replacement window or door needs you have, Toms River Door & Window has you covered. For quality storm door installation and peace of mind, schedule your consultation today!