Quarve Contracting
Wednesday 16 May 2018

Benefits of Installing a Storm Door on Your Home

Posted by at 9:00 AM

What if you could make just one change to the exterior of your home here in Minnesota that could make a big impact?  Having a quality storm door installed can do just that. Storm doors provide many benefits to the homeowner that is looking for a way to keep the home a bit more protected. For a relatively low cost, you can make sure to grab all of these benefits and more when considering a storm door for your home. Storm doors are typically made from fiberglass, wood or aluminum. Many have interchangeable glass with screens or self-storing screens. Depending on the materials you choose and quality of installation, a high-quality storm door is expected to last up to 40 years or more.

What a Storm Door Can Do For Your Home

Protects the Exterior Door Have the right protection for the front door of your home with a storm door over it. By protecting not only the color and design of your front door with a storm door, you can keep the front door in the best shape possible. This also protects against additional debris that might come flying by, helping it stay in the best shape for as long as possible. This is especially important if you've got an exterior door that is made of wood. Increase Your Energy Efficiency Even if your front door is energy efficient already, a storm door is that extra layer that can increase the efficiency. This buffer provides an extra layer from the hot summer temperature or the cold winter winds. Some storm doors have low-emissivity glass or coatings that reduce energy loss up to 50 percent more. We especially recommend storm doors for entry areas that aren't protected by an overhang or that have northern exposure where those cold Minnesota winter winds blast away. Keep Insects and Pests Out This extra layer of protection is going to allow you to keep the fresh air in, but the bugs and other pests outside of the home. You can keep the main door open to get sunshine, while making sure that nothing gets through the screen barrier there. Additional Security  Did you know that a large percentage of home break-ins are through the front door?  Storm doors are just another obstacle that burglars have to get through. This provides an extra barrier that usually they will not want to deal with. This discourages them from trying to get into the home since it is an extra door to break into. Speak with us here at Quarve regarding the storm doors we provide. We carry brands such as Larson and Mastercraft®. We can provide the high quality storm door installation that you can count on.