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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!