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What’s the Point of a Storm Door for My Minneapolis Home?

If you own your own home here in the Minneapolis area, you probably think about energy efficiency and the appearance of your house quite often.

Wise Minnesota homeowners always want to figure out ways to save on heating and cooling costs, and it’s nice to be able to dress up the entrance to your house in a custom way. Adding a storm door to your home allows you to accomplish both of those things affordably and quickly.

Storm doors are additional exterior doors that install right in front of your existing doors. They change the way the outside of your home looks, and they bump up the insulation factor of your house at the same time.

There are some major advantages of relying on one of these products. Here’s a quick breakdown of the most important ones, to let you know whether you should be adding one of these doors to your home or not.


What a Storm Door Can Provide for Your Home

2016-09-12_1507Enhanced Energy Efficiency:  One of the main reasons that people install storm doors is to make their homes more energy efficient. These doors shut firmly in front of the existing door and act as a second layer of insulation. They make it harder for cool or hot air to get into your home, depending on the climate or time of year, and they could save you on your heating and cooling costs.

Security:  Storm doors act as an additional layer of security against intruders of any kind. These doors can be locked in front of your existing door, and many come with very rugged locks. Once a storm door is locked, criminals would have to make their way through the outside door and then your standard door to get into your home.

Another security benefit of these doors is that you can open your internal door to see who is there, while still keeping your storm door locked in case it’s someone you don’t want coming in.

Storm Doors Are Good Year Round:  Most people think of storm windows and storm doors for cold weather.  But storm doors aren’t just for winter use. They keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. This means that you do not have to worry about taking the door off when the seasons change.  So you don’t have to deal with any inconvenience with these doors, and you get all the benefits as well.  And many come with screens, so you’ve got the option of additional ventilation in milder weather.

Maximize The Life of Your Main Entry Door:  Exterior doors are pretty expensive, especially the high quality ones. Adding a storm door on your home even in the colder months will help your exterior door last far longer. It will keep dirt, rain, snow and other debris from ever getting onto your expensive door. This means that you’ll be able to use it for longer before it must be replaced, which is excellent news and a good reason to pick one up.  A storm door is especially important here in Minnesota if you’ve got wood exterior doors.  Our climate can be hard on wood, and a storm door will protect it.

If you’re thinking about getting a storm door, get in touch with our local replacement window and door experts to see what your options are and how you can have one installed on your home by knowing the many benefits that come with storm doors. We’re proud to install beautiful and energy-efficient ProVia® storm doors.  Contact us here at Window Outfitters today for more information.

Window Outfitters, Inc. is a licensed Minnesota home improvement contractor based in Savage.  We serve the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul area with a variety of exterior home remodeling solutions.  



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