Installed on the outside of the regular door leading into your home, storm doors are an easy way of adding an extra layer of insulation and protection to your home. Offered in a number of different styles and custom options, storm doors often include sliding glass panels and screens to keep your home cool in the summer and warmer in the winter.
It’s important to make yourself aware of the signs that your door might be in need of some extra protection before you invest in this feature. That’s why the window and door experts from Maze Lumberare here to help with three signs you might need of a storm door.
You Might Need A Storm Door If...
You Experience Cold Weather
Saving money while keeping your home warm in the winter is no easy task. The gap under your front and back doors can let warm indoor air escape into the cold winter outdoors. This small gap can let out as much air as a 2.4-inch diameter hole in your wall. By installing a storm door from a building supplies store, you’re adding an extra barrier to keep that warm air inside, lowering your energy bills in the process.
You’re In Need Of Protection From Inclement Weather
The Illinois Valley often experiences thunderstorms and rough winters. With a storm door, you are adding an extra layer of protection from rain and snow. Without this extra protection, your primary door is directly exposed to harsh elements that can ruin custom designs. Unless you have an overhanging roof that will protect your door, it will be exposed to the accumulation of damaging snow, ice, and rain.
Your Home Lacks Security
No matter where you live, home invasions are a real possibility. By installing a storm door with a keyed deadbolt or multipoint locking system, you are giving your home an added layer of security to keep your family safe.
You know they
say, "You can't choose your neighbors..."
But you can
choose a quality entrance door that defines your style. In today's
marketplace there are many choices, from wood to fiberglass to steel. So
how do you know what's right for your purpose? Here, we outlined the key
features of fiberglass and steel doors from Waudena Millwork, so you can better understand
the true value of a quality door.
doors are strong and won’t crack, dent or warp.
Tough enough to withstand the elements and are ideal for harsh or humid
plate system allows for easy adjustment and alignment for a tight
Smooth Fiberglass Entry Door
authentic look and texture of real wood doors with the inclusion of
deeper shadow lines in the door panel.
smooth fiberglass or a wood grain texture, with a variety of stain or
paint finish colors to select from.
Available wood grain textures: Cherry, Mahogany, Fir, Oak, Knotty Alder
polyurethane foam core enhances sound proofing and has insulation
properties that meets or exceed 4 times that of wood doors.
Manufactured to meet the requirements of ENERGY STAR.
Steel doors are engineered for
strength and durability, and provide maximum security.
Fire-rated steel doors help provide protection during a fire.
Composite lock block provides secure mounting of door hardware.
steel-edge perimeter provides additional strength and a Grade 40 security
Hot-dipped galvanized steel provides superior durability, won't crack or
Choose from smooth steel or a
wood grain texture.
Add the finishing touch with a
factory applied finish, which is available in many colors to match your
Stainable Steel Entry Door
Fully insulated with an inner
core of polyurethane foam for more energy efficiency than wood doors and
meets ENERGY STAR requirements.
Adjustable hinge plate system allows for easy adjustment and alignment
for a tight weather-seal.
Maze Lumber is dedicated to providing our customers with superior service.