Entry doors are widely considered a decorative set piece and a feature of your home’s facade. As such, most homeowners only consider aesthetic upgrades to it, such as attractive locksets and extra ornamentation. What’s important to remember is while entry doors are for show, they are a functional part of your home, too.
In this post, WMGB Home Improvement explains why storm doors are a great investment for your home.
Better Weather Protection
The immediate benefit of installing storm doors is the added weather protection you get from them. They help the door withstand inclement weather and prevent ice and water from penetrating and damaging the main door. The “extra” cost of installing a storm door is a paltry amount when you compare it to the repair and maintenance savings you get from it.
Storm doors also prevent insects from entering through your door when you leave it open, which is always a welcome feature.
Improved Energy Efficiency
While the front door is one of the main features of your house exterior, it’s also the main outlet of air leakage in your home – even more so than the windows. Installing a storm door creates an additional pocket of insulation that prevents indoor air from escaping and helps better regulate your indoor temperature and comfort levels.
Storm doors also add an extra layer of protection that can deter intruders. Because they are made to withstand inclement weather, the glass is more durable and shatter-resistant. These add-ons also come with their own lockset, which makes the main entry door even more difficult for burglars to break into your home.
At WMGB Home Improvement, we install high-quality storm doors. We also install entry and patio doors. Call us today at (616) 243-3700 to learn more about our services. We offer storm doors in Grand Rapids, MI.