A storm door plays a vital role in your home. Protecting your entry door from harsh elements also helps improve your home’s comfort levels and provides an added layer of security. It also comes in different styles that can make your home exterior more visually appealing. If you want to install one, you must consider the essentials first to make the most of its benefits.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors, your local source of replacement windows and doors, discusses the important features to look for in a storm door.
Storm Door Style
Storm doors fall under two categories: full-view and partial-view types. Full-view storm doors have large glass areas that provide a clear, uninterrupted outdoor view and enough natural light to brighten your home’s interior. This configuration also showcases the appearance of your entry door. The same can’t be said for partial-view storm doors, but pet doors can be installed on their bottom half to boost their functionality.
Storm Door Glass
Like replacement windows, you can choose the type of glass for your full-view or partial-view storm door. Consider low-emissivity (low-E) glass with special coatings and insulating panes in between the glass to improve your home’s insulation. Sun-blocking glass makes sense if your front door receives sunlight most of the day.
Storm Door Material
Storm doors made of aluminum are easy to install and provide top-notch weather resistance. However, that’s not the only material to consider. You can find those made of fiberglass, steel, wood, and vinyl, each with distinct advantages and disadvantages. No matter the material you choose, investing in a durable, energy-efficient storm door is always a good idea.
Woodbridge Home Solutions is one of the leading installers of replacement doors in Wichita, Dallas, and nearby areas in Texas and Kansas. Our experts will help you choose the right door to match your tastes and needs, whether you prefer the warm look of windows in your entrance, the traditional appeal of solid entry doors, or the versatility of storm doors.