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Aug 19, 2019

Why Your Home Should Have a Storm Door and How to Install One

If you’re frugal you might be thinking that having two doors is simply too much. Believe it or not, there’s a lot of practicality when it comes to storm doors. 

Your home should have a storm door because: 

They improve energy efficiency - In the cooler months storm doors add an additional layer of protection to keep the snow and ice out, and the warmth in -- which means you’re spending less to heat your home. If you like to keep your front door open in warmer months then they can also allow more natural light into your home which decreases the need and dependency on artificial lighting sources. 

They reduce noise - Whether you live on a busy street or are just trying to get in some extra sleep without interruption, installing a storm door can benefit you by decreasing the level of outdoor noise in your home. 

They add to your curb appeal - Adding a storm door to your home is almost the equivalent of adding piping on a cake. Storm doors can give your home a very finished look that adds to its overall appeal. 

They may help increase your home’s resale value - Because of their many benefits, storm doors may help to increase the value of your home. The material with which the door is made may also play a factor in the value added. 

They help add ventilation and air flow - Having your front door wide open isn’t always the most practical idea - without a storm door - that is. With a storm door, you can open your door to add air flow and increase natural light. This also keeps out unwanted guests like bugs and critters, while keeping in your kids or pets. 

They provide an added layer of protection - A storm door adds a layer of protection not only from unfavorable weather conditions but also trespassers. An additional locking barrier helps further secure your home to help ward off burglars. 

If you’re ready to get started, you can install a storm door in a few simple steps. 

You’ll need: 
  • A storm door product 
  • Measuring tape 
  • Hammer/ Screwdrivers/ Drill 
  • Nails / Screws
  • Level 
  • Hacksaw 


1. Before you start you need to take your measuring tape and note the measurements of your door opening. You’ll need these when purchasing your storm door. 

2. After purchasing your storm door and bringing it home, you’ll need to begin preparing the door frame for installation. 

3. You’ll install the hardware included with your storm door according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

4. Once installed, test that the door swings freely. 

5. Experience the many added benefits of your new storm door. 

Click here for step-by-step installation instructions!