Adding a storm door to your home can protect your entry door from bad weather, reinforce your home’s security and improve your home’s comfort levels. There are many storm door options on the market today so it can be tough to choose the right one. Here are some factors to consider.
Storm doors come in two varieties: full-view doors and partial-view doors. Full-view storm doors have large glass areas, which means they can provide ample natural light and allow you to view the outdoors. Full-view storm doors can also highlight the beauty of your entry door. Partial-view storm doors are the opposite. However, you can enhance their functionality by installing a pet door on their bottom half.
Typical storm door materials include aluminum, steel, fiberglass, vinyl and wood. Each material has their own distinct benefits and drawbacks, but the most popular storm door material today is aluminum. Aluminum storm doors are easy to install, and they provide excellent weather resistance.
You need to choose the right kind of glass for your storm door, particularly if you choose a full-view storm door. Your door glass needs to have low-emissivity (low-E) glass coatings and insulating gases in between the glass. Low-E glass can improve your home’s insulation while still providing you with plenty of natural light.
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