Storm doors are a necessity during hurricane seasons. Click here to understand the full range of benefits that come with installing a storm door in your home.

Thinking about installing a storm door? Fantastic!

No matter who is passing through it, your home entry door is a critical part of your home. Storm doors can protect your entry door from the elements and even assist in your home's energy efficiency by adding a second layer of insulation to your entryway.

There are many other benefits of installing storm doors in your home. Take these into consideration as you think about installing one.

The Benefits of Installing a Storm Door

1. Improve your home's overall energy efficiency.

Because storm doors add an additional layer of protection to your entry door, they also add an additional buffer against the elements. They can act as insulators, preventing air leaks and keeping warm or cold air inside the home.

Relying on a storm door can lead to higher energy efficiency in your home, especially because they prevent leaks and provide additional insulation. You also may want to consider installing storm windows to maximize energy efficiency.

2. Add another level of protection to your home.

Storm doors primarily protect your entry door from rain, snow, ice, wind, and heat. This protection is especially important if your entry door has a special finish or is made of an elements-sensitive material.

Installing a storm door will reduce the amount of maintenance you'll have to perform on your entry door, which makes it a cost-effective choice. It will extend the lifetime of your entry door and keep it safe from extreme weather conditions.

3. Boost your household security.

If you live in a high-crime and/or urban area, household security is your priority. Storm doors can provide an additional level of security in your home, discouraging burglars and other intruders from breaking entry.

4. Prevent debris, insects, and other damaging materials from entering your home.

There's nothing worse than insects entering your home during the summer or spring. Other debris carried in through your entry door can damage floors and lead to allergies.

Storm doors keep all of those pesky creatures and dust mites out of your home by providing that helpful layer of added protection. They also can enable ventilation during the summer time without inviting in unwanted debris. You'll be reducing the overall maintenance of your home interior--and your cleaning list--by installing a storm door.

5. Prepare your home for hurricane season.

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, it's important to prepare your home accordingly. Storm doors provide an excellent way to add an extra layer of protection to your valuable home, in addition to protective shutters and storm panels. Choose a door made of a durable material, like aluminum or vinyl, for maximum protection.

6. Increase curb appeal and home visibility.

Storm doors can come with full-panel glass, enabling visibility and maximizing the amount of light entering the home. This is especially desirable if the entry door is solid. Pets or children can roam freely inside your home and still experience the outside world.

This effect of visibility can increase the curb appeal of your home, which is something to consider if you are a prospective home seller.

Things to Keep in Mind

1. Identify your storm door needs.

Despite their amazing benefits, storm doors are not for everyone. There are several things to keep in mind when determining whether or not a storm door is right for you.

If the entry door to your home is currently under an awning, covered porch, or any other overhang, a storm door may not be entirely critical. This is because your entry door is already quite protected from the elements.

If the entryway to your home is a busy, crowded place, with lots of people moving in and out, a storm door may be an inconvenience as it adds another layer to your front door. It may be difficult to get past if you are carrying small children, groceries, or other items.

Lastly, if you do not anticipate using your storm door as a ventilation source, heat could accumulate behind the storm door to the potential detriment of your home entry door.

Nonetheless, despite all of these considerations, storm doors are an excellent solution for anyone residing in extreme weather prone areas. They are also a great choice for homeowners desiring added security and protection of their home, as well as increased energy efficiency.

2. Consult a professional for installation assistance.

Storm doors come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Regardless of the type of door you eventually choose, it's in your best interest to hire professional assistance in the installation.

Professionals will make sure that your storm door is fit seamlessly to maximize energy efficiency. They will also install the door safely and securely. If you have any future issues with your door, these professionals will be able to assist promptly and effectively.  Please note that Hometown Contractors, Inc. does not assist in projects, we only do our own projects from start to finish.  In otherwords, we do not work to repair work done or finish work done by other contractors.

3. Choose quality rather than budget.

At the end of the day, your storm door will be facing the elements and protect your home from the worst of them. It's important, therefore, to invest in a storm door that is of high durability to do so.

Most storm doors are made of vinyl, fiberglass, wood, or aluminum. Customers can incorporate as much glass as desired when ordering storm doors.

Avoid cheap or poorly manufactured doors. Consult a professional for advice in selecting your ideal, high-quality door to maximize all of the benefits storm doors provide to your home.

Choosing Your Door

Storm doors can provide a wonderful addition to your home. They act as quality protection for your entry door against hurricanes and other unwelcome elements. Storm doors boost your home security and enable you to save money on your monthly energy bill. They are particularly ideal for residents living in extreme weather areas.

At Hometown Contractors, Inc. we are here to assist you in all of your home improvement needs. This includes installation of storm protection doors, windows, and shutters. The security and protection of your home during even the worst hurricane season is our priority. Contact us today and let us help you get your home storm-ready!