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Why Energy-Efficient Storm Doors Are Great In Minneapolis Hot Weather

A common misconception about storm doors is that they are mainly for additional protection during storms.  And while that’s true – especially if you have wood exterior doors – they serve many other functions as well.  As a Minneapolis-area exterior door company, we’re big fans of storm doors from companies like ProVia, In fact, we recommend that all homes in the Twin CIties area have them.  And with the recent heat wave, we’d like to point out why they are needed at this time of year.

What Can Storm Doors Offer During Hot Weather?

The first thing we’d like to point out is the qualifier, ‘energy-efficient.’  And not all storm doors offer this.  Fortunately, the storm doors we install from ProVia are highly rated for energy efficiency.  In fact, year after year ProVia wins the EnergyStar Partner of the Year Award, your guarantee that their doors offer the very best in energy efficiency.

Here are some benefits of having their storm doors installed over your entry doors. 

  • For doors that get sun exposure – like the entry shown here – an energy-efficient storm door offers another layer of insulation from the sun’s heat, meaning your home will stay cooler, even if it’s a full glass door like this one.  You may even find you can dial your air conditioning down a bit, saving even more energy.
  • Full glass storm doors allow for interior light without the heat.  Thinking you’ve got to keep the interior of your home shut off from outside light to keep it cool is a misconception.  Natural light indoors is important, not just for your plants but for your own physical and emotional welll-being.  A full-glass storm door can offer that. 
  • Another reason is of course storm protection.  Those frequent severe summer thunderstorms that can bring driving rain and hail.  A good quality storm door like those we install offers protection from storm damage for your entry doors. 
  • Consider a storm door with retractable or self-storing screens so you can have your entry doors open when things cool down in the evening or the early morning.  Keep the bugs out, let fresh air in, and keep your home secure with a locked storm door.

Of course, these same storm doors which offer great benefits in the summer will give you protection when the cold weather hits, too.  Not to mention the value they can add to your home.  If your home doesn’t have storm doors installed over your entry doors, we’d love to show you the wide variety of storm doors we install.  Why not call us today or use our online contact form to schedule a private appointment at our replacement window and door showroom in Savage?






Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.