Added Benefits of a Storm Door

An attractive storm door can enhance the look of your home, but also has several practical benefits beyond a simple cosmetic upgrade. At Mid-South Lumber & Supply we offer full line of Andersen storm doors for your home. Choose from over 30 storm door styles featuring a vast selection of glass, ventilation, color and hardware options. Andersen storm doors easy-to-install, easy-to-use, secure and durable. Check out additional benefits of installing a storm door below courtesy of Angie’s List

1. Protects the exterior door

Chances are your exterior is more expensive than a screen door. For many, these doors have special stains, paints or windows that could benefit from additional protection against the elements and wind-blown debris, reducing the costs of maintenance.

2. Increases energy efficiency

Even if you have an energy-efficient entry door, a screen door gives an extra layer of protection by putting a buffer between the summer heat and the winter cold and you. Some storm doors rely on low-emissivity glass or coatings that can cost about 15 percent more but can reduce energy loss up to 50 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

However, the Department of Energy discourages glass storm doors if your exterior door gets several hours of direct sunlight, because the glass can trap heat that may damage the entry door.

3. Keeps insects out

There may be some days you want to let in a breeze, but you don’t want an open door to be an open invitation to miniature pests.

4. Adds security

Discourage burglars by putting an additional barrier between them and your belongings.

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