Each, new season brings different outdoor elements that can take a toll on your home. Whether you are trying to keep the cool in during the summer or vice versa during the winter, you need some form of extra protection for your entry door. During the summer, you want to maintain a cool temperature without the typically associated high cooling energy bills. What you need is an energy efficient storm door. Storm doors essentially serve the same purpose as storm windows which are to keep your home protected from outdoor elements.
The storm door, in particular, protects your home’s door. Not all entry doors are airtight so storm doors are made to fit tight and snug to create an excellent barrier. When there is an airtight seal, an air pocket is created between the two doors, providing an extra layer of insulation to help keep your home at its optimal temperature.
Newer storm doors come with screens which allow you to enjoy the summer breeze without all of the unwanted pests. Depending on the door you choose, these screens can be hidden during the winter and the glass portion can be hidden during the summer. In addition, the glass storm doors provide sunlight and extra warmth for your main room if you choose to leave your entry door open.
An extra layer or protection that these doors provide is that most come with locks. Not only does your entry door have a lock but the storm door does as well which may be a deterrent for a possible intruder.
Storm doors come in many different styles and are available in standard door widths. One thing you want to make sure to do is to choose a door that is hinged on the same side as your entry door. Installing a storm door can easily be done yourself and now is the perfect time of year to do it. All you need are a few common tools such as a power drill and a screwdriver.
It is important to find a high quality energy efficient storm door because when it comes to home protection you only want the best.