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29
Jul
2015

Why every home needs a storm door


The weather is one of the most significant factors to consider when choosing any exterior feature for your home. Storm doors are fitted to the outside of your front door, and they operate separately from the entrance door itself. When whether or not to install a storm door, there are a number of factors that homeowners should keep in mind. It's important to understand the benefits and just how important such an investment can be to any home.

 

Additional protection

The front door of a home often shapes the impressions that visitors have regarding the rest of your home. If your entrance door is severely out of shape, they will usually expect to see a less than beautiful home hiding behind it. Apart from being an eyesore, a damaged entrance door is not as energy efficient as it should be, and this will affect your monthly bills of course. So, in order to get the most use out of your front door, it is a good idea to install a storm door. Storm doors protect against snow, ice, rain and various other damaging elements. Investing in a storm door will mean that your front door will last that much longer. Without a storm door, you will need to replace your front door sooner rather than later.

 

Attractive design

Storm doors aren't only functional, but they can also give the entrance of your home an additional touch of style. They are usually quite simple in appearance which means that they can suit any home, no matter the architectural design.

 

Multi-functionality

During the warmer months, homeowners can enjoy extra airflow and light since they won't need to keep both doors closed at all times. While temperatures are mild (in the early morning and later in the afternoon), you can leave your front door open while keeping your storm door shut. Enjoy the view of your front yard, fresh air, and the natural light that filters in! While enjoying all of these benefits, you will also keep pests and bugs from making themselves at home!

 

Improved energy efficiency

In the cold winter, you want your home to remain as warm as possible with minimal costs. Similarly, in the warmer summer months, you want to keep your home comfortably cool without keeping your air conditioner on 24/7. You can achieve this by ensuring maximum insulation and storm doors help do just that. Your storm door will add an extra layer on top of your entrance door that will help keep your home warm in during the winter and cool in the summer. No matter the weather, your storm door will help keep your energy costs as low as possible! 

 

Easy to install

Storm doors can be installed quickly and easily. They are versatile and can be fitted to any frame – regardless of the material. This makes it possible for anyone to find the perfect storm door to suit the front door of their home.

 

Extra security

Your storm door normally has its own locking system which means that you have an extra layer of protection against would-be intruders. If you don't have a peephole, you can keep your storm door locked and still open your front door without worrying about somebody entering uninvited. That extra protection can make all the difference by giving you additional seconds to lock and secure your door and the rest of your home if need be.

 

We have a wide range of storm doors available. Regardless of the style of your home, we have something that will look great! Call us at NorthShield Windows and Doors for a free in-house estimate!

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Sanjay Tamang
a month ago
Love our new windows and doors. We had all our windows replaced on the main floor, side door and front door, as well as the storm doors. The installation team was great. They removed the existing awning and were really great at cleaning up after the work. There were a couple of issues after the install, but the after sales service team of Alex and Walter were able to resolve it promptly. Great advice from Walter about keeping the humidity inside the house to maintain the windows, and also how to operate them properly. And thanks very much Alex and team for buying the doorbell and installing it for us, as well as fixing the bottom part of the door frames to cover holes on the flooring. Appreciate all your hard work and for going the extra mile. Will definitely recommend your company to friends, neighbors and family.
Thomas Carlyle
a week ago
NorthShield did an excellent job with our house. They were the lowest price our of 4 companies I contacted for quotes. The windows look beautiful, and the molding is very well done. The installation was very quick, they replaced all of the windows in our house in about 4 hours. They cleaned up everything completely afterwards inside and outside, you can't even tell they were here! Very professional, very high quality installation, materials and work. I would highkly recommend them.
Courtney Schappert
2 months ago
Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
Carl To
4 months ago
Alex and the team at north shield were amazing. Great customer service, along with a great team of installers. North shield replaced my 2 front living room windows in 1 day. They even took away my awning! Highly recommended
Lois
3 months ago
Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
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