How to Install a Storm Door in Your Home
Storm Door Installation
All homeowners want an entryway that feels safe and secure, but is also accessible and easy to use. Sometimes it feels like a paradox: Typically, the more heavily you secure a door, the heavier and more difficult it becomes to use. However, storm doors offer a simple solution to this problem. Read more below on how to install a storm door, the benefits of having storm doors and our top recommended storm door brands.
A storm door is a second, outer door that’s often installed to protect against bad weather. It can make a nice addition to any home’s design and, if the storm door installation goes smoothly, it can increase your home’s energy efficiency and security.
In fact, a storm door installation can be one of the most effective ways to improve your home’s comfort and security. But it’s not for everybody. Before getting started, there are a few things you should know.
Keep reading to learn the basics about adding a storm door to your home!
Benefits Of A Storm Door
There are a number of benefits to installing a storm door in your home. When the weather is nice, it allows you to open your entry door to welcome in natural light, to increase the ventilation in your living space, and can help you keep an eye on watching your kids playing outside. When the weather is not so nice, it can protect your main entry door from rain, ice, and snow, improving your home’s security.
A storm door puts an extra layer of protection between your home and the outdoors, which helps keep you comfortable and decreases your home’s energy usage. It creates a pocket of insulation that keeps warm air in and cold air out, so you can stay comfortable all year round, no matter what the weather is.
Even if you have an energy-efficient entry door, a storm door can provide a significant buffer. Some rely on low-emissivity glass or coatings that can reduce energy loss up to 50 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
An extra sheet of glass can go a long way — especially against potential intruders. Not only does a storm door buffer between your home and bad weather, but it is an extra barrier that can help discourage burglars from bothering you and your family.
Pick Your Door
Like all home features, storm doors are available in a variety of styles and materials. They can be made from vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, or wood. There are also many extra accessories, like door frames, door latches, and drip caps that you can customize to make yours more beautiful and functional. Most importantly, you want to a storm door that opens and closes easily.
When shopping for a storm door, there is no rule of thumb to follow. The best product for any home depends on its homeowners’ tastes, climate and budget.
Rather than offer definitive answers, we at WindowRama will help you narrow down your pool of options to only the strongest, most reliable brands and products.
Andersen Storm Doors
For over 115 years, Andersen has been making windows and doors that are different and better than their competitors’. The company has a long history of pioneering new products, setting higher standards for the industry and, ultimately, being one of America’s premier window and door manufacturers. Storm doors are no exception.
Like all of their products, Andersen storm doors and Andersen screen doors are among the very best in the marketplace. They include innovative features designed to make Andersen storm doors installations easy and they are available in a variety of colors, which can either match or contrast your home.
Choose between White, Almond, Sandtone, Forest Green, Wineberry, Black Terratone, and Bronze. Add elegant accents in satin nickel, bright brass, or oil-rubbed bronze. Make your home part of your identity.
WindowRama is proud to be your local Andersen dealer. In our 23 showrooms, we stock everything from sidelight storm doors to double storm door kits in all styles and colors. Plus, our dedicated staff of window and door professionals can help you and handle all the aspects of Andersen storm doors installation.
Larson Storm Doors
Larson Manufacturing has been family-owned for more than 65 years, but that hasn’t inhibited its owners’ entrepreneurial attitude or their desire to produce better products. Since being founded by Oscar Larson, the company has grown into the largest manufacturer of storm doors and storm windows in the United States. With over 20 patents and more new innovations every year, you can expect their doors to deliver,
Like all of their products, Larson storm door installations are built to last. They combine the best qualities of durable construction with the widest range of styles and colors. So, you can match a door to the exact feel of your home.
Choose from aluminum frame, aluminum-clad wood core, DuraTech finished wood core, and vinyl-clad wood core doors in colors like Cranberry, White, Almond, Earth-Tone Brown, Black, Sandstone, and Hunter Green.
WindowRama is proud to be your one-stop shop for all Larson storm door needs. We do everything — from supplying products to delivery to the actual Larson storm door installation. Visit us today to get started on your next home project!
Pick Your Installer
As mentioned earlier, a storm door can make a pleasant addition to any home. There are lots of benefits to installing one — from improving energy efficiency to further connecting your home to nature. However, purchasing a storm door is only the beginning. Once you pick between Andersen storm doors and Larson storm doors, it’s time to hire your installer, especially if you aren’t sure on how to install a storm door.
Who you choose to install your storm door is key to ensuring your desired outcome – a beautiful look for your home. So no matter how far into the replacement process you are, our expert window and door installation staff can provide you with helpful advice and personalized service to create exterior doors that reflect your style.
The licensed, insured window and door professionals at your local WindowRama showroom in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can help you with great door ideas at prices to fit almost any budget. Their only goal is to efficiently manage your project from beginning to end, and we guarantee our work and your satisfaction.