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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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Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
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Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
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We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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