Bad weather is right around the corner, which means it’s time to make sure your home is well prepared. One of the easiest ways for a nasty draft to get into your home is right through the front door. Investing in storm doors for all of your exterior doors is a surefire way of creating an extra layer of security for your home.
A storm door is a secondary outer door used for protection from bad weather and ventilation in warmer weather. Like any other door, storm doors are available in many colors, sizes and materials, so you’ll have no problem finding something to match your home’s style.
Storm doors are commonly available in vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, and wood. There are many extras you can add to your storm door to make it more functional and attractive. Be sure to select handles and hinges that match the color of the exterior door.
Weatherization products are great for homeowners who live in harsh climates as they protect exterior doors from rain, ice and snow. With proper installation, storm doors add an extra layer of insulation that keeps warm air in and cold air out.
With great insulation and quality storm doors, you can easily boost the energy efficiency of your home. Much like energy efficient windows, well designed storm doors are composed of three layers that are designed to block air and UV rays, which reduces the need for heating and cooling.
Besides protection from the elements, storm doors also provide your home with increased security. You can choose storm doors that come equipped with protective grilles, heavy duty security glass and extra locking systems. All homeowners know that an additional layer of security is never a bad idea.
If you want to take an extra step in weather-proofing your home, you may even consider installing storm windows. Like storm doors, storm windows help save energy and provide extra protection and insulation to your home.
Storm windows can be installed on the inside or outside of your home’s existing windows and can be manufactured out of glass, rigid plastic or flexible plastic sheets. They also come in different shapes, sizes and styles.
Storm doors and windows are a great addition to your home, especially in cycling weather conditions, but are useless if not installed properly. Reach out to Johnson Brothers in Boise or Idaho Falls for a free consultation, or more information about storm-proof products and installation.