When it comes to safety and security, storm doors do what they’re built to do and that’s to shield your entry door against harsh and unpredictable elements. They also provide ventilation while adding a bit of visual appeal to your home’s front door. As leading specialists in door and deck installation services, we want to help you choose the right storm door for your home. Here’s what you need to look for.
Storm doors are usually made of wood, steel, aluminum, or fiberglass. They’re available in two options: full-view and mid-view. Full-view storm doors are essentially glass doors enclosed in a frame made from a material of your choice. This is a great option if you want to bring in more natural lighting and like to have a clearer view of your home’s front lawn. They can also be purchased with interchangeable glass and screen panels to invite the fresh air in and keep the insects out. As for mid-view storm doors, they don’t provide sufficient lighting or view. But you can add to their functionality by using the bottom half for pet doors.
Thanks to its ease of installation and impressive weather resistance, aluminum is one of the most popular materials used for storm doors. It’s also sold in varying levels of thickness, so the thicker the door, the more durable it is. Other storm doors are also available with a wood core, but keep in mind they’re not as sturdy as their aluminum counterparts.
Storm door frames are available in a number of different colors and styles, so you won’t have a hard time finding the right one for your home. However, if you’re not sure about which type of storm door you want, consider hiring our storm door and vinyl siding installation services. We can help you narrow down the options to only the best ones for your home.
Other Things to Look For
Aside from color and material, there are also several combinations of screen and glass panels available. Usually, the front and back layers of storm doors are made of aluminum, and the center is made of foam insulation. But most have removable panels that are interchangeable depending on the season. Most manufacturers also sell pre-hung door kits so that installation can be done much easier. If you want more security, we suggest choosing a storm door that has laminated security glass and protective grilles.
Whether you need a door repair or replacement window services, only hire Harmony Home Improvement. Call us at (860) 645-8899, or you can contact us through our convenient online form. We serve customers in Connecticut and nearby CT areas.