There is no shortage of online articles or videos extolling the genius of improving your home’s insulation. From virtually costless DIY techniques of using sealants to more extravagant methods like replacing all windows, almost every home in the U.S. could do with a little more insulation improvement.
Although costs may be initially prohibiting for many homeowners, the benefits of these improvements are typically high and well worth the expense. One improvement that’s not as pricey as others and usually takes very little time and work to install is a storm door. All States Home Improvement specializes in installing these doors, and many of our clients are pleased with the results.
What Is a Storm Door?
A storm door is a specific type of door installed in front of exterior access doors. They are often made of aluminum and may have a glass or screen, or both made available interchangeably. The glass panels offer more insulation while the window screen panels allow for ventilation. They accomplish these while keeping insects and other critters out.
Why You Need a Storm Door
Storm door installation offers several benefits, which are often enough to convince a homeowner that they are making a sound investment:
- They Add a Layer of Insulation – There are two ways through which a storm door adds an extra layer of insulation. First, it is the last barrier that makes up for whatever insulation flaws your exterior door has, such as air leaks. Second, it creates an envelope against your exterior door that keeps heat or cold transfer to a minimum.
- They Keep Bugs at Bay – Maybe you want to air out your home or keep the ventilation flowing through the front door, but you’re worried that crawling and flying bugs may enter. With a storm door equipped with window screens, this should not be a problem. The screen allows ventilation but keeps insects out.
- They Protect Your Exterior Door – Your exterior door or doors are likely to cost more than your storm door. Your exterior door(s) may have some special characteristics – staining, paint, glass – and damage to which would be very undesirable. The storm door becomes a sacrificial layer that protects your exterior door from the elements.
Have you decided on installing a storm door to enjoy these benefits? All States Home Improvement is ready to help. Give us a call at (316) 444-1220. We serve homeowners in and around Wichita, KS.