Some contractors will offer unnecessary products and services to homeowners. While that questionable practice reflects more on the contractor rather than the products and services themselves, it’s worth examining whether we really need certain home improvement add-ons, such as storm doors. Which brings us to ask: are storm doors a worthwhile investment?
What Are Storm Doors?
A storm door is installed in front of the main door to act as a barrier and protection from extreme weather as well as to provide ventilation. Different materials are used, such as wood, aluminum, PVC and fiberglass. These materials offer varying degrees of durability and require different levels of maintenance.
No matter which materials are used, storm doors offer the same benefits: mainly protection of entry doors from excessive exposure to the elements. This helps weather-proof the main door and prolong its life span. They also help with:
1. Improved Home Security
Without having to purchase a complex and often costly alarm system, installing a storm door is a simple and cost-effective way to improve home security against intruders or small animals.
2. Energy Efficiency
Combined with the energy efficiency of the main door, a homeowner stands to reduce energy loss by up to 50%, offering insulation even during the hottest summer or the coldest winter.
3. Added Ventilation and Lighting
With a storm door installed, the main door doesn’t have to be closed all the time anymore. This allows light into the entry hallway, in turn making it brighter, less dreary and more welcoming.
4. Curb Appeal
Due to its highly customizable nature, storm doors greatly enhance the curb appeal of a house. Even a patio door can be fitted with a storm door, seamlessly incorporating function with form.
Set on getting a storm door for your home? Give WMGB Home Improvement a call at (616) 328-6625. We serve residents around Grand Rapids, MI, and nearby areas.