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What are the benefits of installing a storm door?

Which home improvement product can help you save money on your home energy bills and keep your family safer at the same time? If you said storm doors, then you’re exactly right.

A storm door is an exterior aluminum, wood, fiberglass, or vinyl-framed door with a glass panel, which is mounted in front of your main door. It provides an extra layer of protection against drafts, inclement weather and insects. It also helps reduce the maintenance that may need to be done on your main door.

Added Security

Storm and draft protection may be the primary purpose of the storm door, but these doors are also an excellent means of augmenting your home security. Not only to the add an extra layer to your main entry point, but they can help to slow any pets or children who may be prone to charging out the front door whenever it opens.

Improved Ventilation

Since most storm doors are both lockable and fitted with retractable screens, you’ll be able to ventilate your home more efficiently than with windows alone.

Storm Door Options

There are typically three layers of material used to construct your average storm door: the front face, insulation layer, and backer. Different frames styles can allow for a full or partial view through the storm door, while some storm doors are fitted with retractable screens.

If you’re concerned that adding a storm door may detract from your home’s curb appeal, you’ll be relieved to learn that there are several different ways that you can customize your door to fit in seamlessly with your home’s exterior.

Both vinyl and aluminum storm doors are typically available in several attractive colours, allowing them to blend right into your home’s exterior trim if desired. Additionally, one of the benefits of aluminum storm doors is that certain manufacturers provide the option of having them painted in a number of custom colours.

Further customize the look of your storm door by selecting hardware in finishes such as brass, nickel, white, and black.

To learn more about installing storm doors, be sure to contact a local Doors and Windows expert via the listings on Or, for more home improvement information and inspiration, explore our extensive library of articles.


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