Many homeowners feel like getting storm doors is too much hassle for something that doesn’t have much value. However, storm doors can actually benefit you in several ways. But why should you get storm doors instead of just waiting to board up your entry doors before a storm hits your area?
Minimal Wear and Tear on Entry Door
It’s true that storm doors are mainly there to protect your entry doors from getting heavily damaged during harsh weather. However, people underestimate how much a storm door can protect your home even during fair-weathered days. For example, even a storm door with a mesh screen can reduce the amount of sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) rays that can reach the door.
Better Energy Efficiency
Storm doors also have a positive effect on your home’s energy efficiency. Because a storm door can block part of the sun from hitting the entry door, there’s also less heat being absorbed. This helps improve your doors’ insulating abilities, resulting in better energy efficiency and lower monthly electric bills.
A secondary function of your storm doors is to act as a screen to keep dirt and debris from getting into your home. This allows you to keep your (solid) entry door open, allowing air to freely circulate in and out of your home. This is perfect when your home feels a bit too humid, but you don’t have a proper dehumidifier available. Also, a little extra ventilation is always welcome.
A storm door doesn’t just protect your entry door; it also adds an extra layer of protection for your home in general. A storm door has its own lock, which adds an extra deterrent to would-be trespassers. A storm door over an entry door can also look less appealing to break into compared to a single door setup.
Get your storm doors from the best in the area. Roof Masters is the leading roofing and home exterior contractor in Rockville, MD. Contact us at (888) 889-7551, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.