Do Storm Doors Prevent Energy Loss?

January 3, 2020

Storm doors prevent some energy loss, but not quite the levels claimed by most manufacturers. Here in Dodge City, KS, we have many customers who wish to upgrade to storm doors for energy savings, but unfortunately the impact they make is minimal. However, there are other reasons to purchase storm doors. Here are four of them:

  • Your front door is outdated: Storm doors offer more insulation and help to maintain your home’s temperature all year round. However, doors are not a significant source of energy loss unless they leak. This is more likely if your front door is old and needs extra help to keep outdoor air out of your home. If your front door is old but still in good condition, adding a storm door can reduce leaks and help you avoid the purchase of a more expensive weatherproof door.
  • Home security: Two doors are better than one, and when it comes to home security, they deter would-be thieves. New storm doors come with security add-ons, including heavy locks, three-point locking systems and shatter-resistant glass. Some models even include high-tech solutions that can be compatible with your security and monitoring systems. While these add cost, they are often worth it to some customers for peace of mind.
  • Storms: This is how storm doors get their name—they have an ability to stand up to storms. Extreme weather like hail, ice, blazing-hot summers and thunderstorms can wreak havoc on other types of doors. But good storm doors protect your primary door from these elements and add insulation when temperatures are extreme in either direction. It is just another way to maintain your home’s aesthetic features no matter what nature throws at it.
  • More warm weather options: Summer may feel like it’s years away, but it will be here before we know it. You will likely want more options to let air circulate and enjoy extra sunlight. Some models contain removable panels, and you can switch out glass for mesh screens. You can enjoy the fresh air and sunlight without bugs invading your home. This can also work in the winter if you just need more Vitamin D. Keep the glass in the door but open your front door to enjoy the sun on those bright but cold days.

Before you install a storm door, you need to consider shade. If your front door is exposed to sunlight for more than a few hours a day, you should avoid installing storm doors. They can trap the sun’s rays against your main door and cause deterioration, damage and expensive repairs. But if your front door is at least partially shaded. you are free to enjoy the other benefits of storm doors.

Do not let a stranger from a large company enter your home to install storm doors in Dodge City, KS. Call a local company with a strong presence in your community. Wes-Kan Siding Windows & Doors is here to help with your storm door purchase and installation. Call us today to get started.

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