7 Benefits of Installing Storm Doors

A good entry door can protect your home. A good entry door paired with a good storm door? Now, that’s top-level protection and comfort! Storm doors not only protect your entry doors, but they also add another layer of protection and insulation to your home. Here are a few more benefits of installing storm doors:

1. Storm Doors Protect Entry Doors

The front door of your home welcomes you home and creates the first impression of your home for your guests. There are many types of doors that can all add some serious curb appeal as the front door of your home! Your front door may be painted or stained a special color, have beautiful glass accents, or may be decorated for the season.

Installing a storm door can help you protect your front door from the elements, debris, and pests. In the long run, this can help you reduce the maintenance needed on your door and extend the lifetime of your door. Getting a replacement door is always an option, but why not protect your investment with a storm door to keep it looking nice and make it last a little longer?

Check out the video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team replacing the front door and storm door for this homeowner!

2. High-Quality Storm Doors Are Customizable

On top of that, Zephyr Thomas uses ProVia storm doors, which are professional-class and are made with 20% thicker aluminum than a standard consumer-grade storm door. In addition to protection from the weather, pests, and more, ProVia storm doors are stronger and do more to protect your entry door and your home.

And, each ProVia storm door is customized individually to fit your entryway. There are numerous styles, paint finishes, glass options, accessories, and more available to build the unique configuration that perfectly fits your home.

Not only does this mean your storm door can fit seamlessly in with the exterior style of your home, but also means it can be a curb appeal idea to improve your home that helps give it some personality too.

3. They Provide Additional Layers of Home Security

A sturdy storm door is another layer of security for your home. It’s an additional barrier between your home and the outside world. A strong, secure storm door can help discourage and deter burglars simply because it’s another barrier they have to get through. This is why adding a storm door is one of the ways to improve front door security.

If you live in a community with a Homeowner’s Association, there may be specific rules and guidelines regarding the exterior of your home. An experienced home improvement contractor who is familiar with your area can help you navigate all the ins and outs and ensure quality storm door installation.

4. Storm Doors Keep Insects and Pests Out

Nothing beats the feeling and smell of fresh air flowing throughout your home. Opening the windows is nice, but sometimes you want to open your door too. It’s a great way to air out your home in the spring after a stuffy winter.

Having a storm door with screen inserts allows you to open your door to let air flow in while keeping the insects and pests out. Various retractable screen options are available to provide even more venting options for those nice days when you want to let fresh air inside. Additionally, a storm door can be locked to keep your home secure while your entry door is open.

5. They Help Increase Energy Efficiency

Old, damaged, or poorly installed windows and doors are often the most common culprits for energy loss in a home and the ways you might be losing money on your energy bills. An energy-efficient entry door can make a big difference in maintaining comfort inside your home.

A high-quality storm door is one of the energy-efficient door options that adds an extra layer of protection, further increasing the energy efficiency of your home. All of these elements work together to reduce energy loss in your home, which often makes it easier to maintain the desired temperature and stay comfortable inside your home.

6. Storm Doors Can Help Reduce Noise

In addition to adding extra insulation to help with energy efficiency, the extra insulation storm doors provide can also help reduce noise. They won’t completely soundproof your home, but they can offer some noise reduction.

Just as triple-pane windows can block noise better than double-pane windows, good storm doors can help add another barrier to help reduce noise as well. And, this is one of the benefits of new patio doors that also apply to storm doors and other doors around your home.

7. They Allow For More Natural Light

Natural light can boost mood and brighten up a space. Additionally, it can help areas of your home look and feel bigger and more open. One of the benefits of installing storm doors is that you can let more natural light into your entryway and into your home by opening your entry door and keeping the storm door locked. This is an easy way to add more natural light to your home.

Check out the full-glass storm door Zephyr Thomas installed for this homeowner!

Get Storm Doors For Your Home With Zephyr Thomas

These are just a few of the benefits of installing storm doors. Storm doors are also just one of the common window options for entry doors and there are a lot of other details to help you get the right look for your home.

For more information about replacement doors, contact Zephyr Thomas at 717-399-4708 or stop by our showroom to see some door options in person!