Upgrade Your Home with a Storm Door

How to Choose a Storm Door

A storm door is a great addition to your home's overall looks, comfort, and value. With a storm door, you can stay tucked up inside during bad weather, knowing that your door is safe from the ravages of wind and rain. It will also help you reduce your energy bills and give your door a beautiful new look. 

Don't confuse a storm door with a traditional screen door. Many storm doors do double-function as screen doors, but screen doors don't offer the safety, protection, and value that a storm door does. 

Types of Storm Door

Size. Storm doors usually come in two standard sizes, 32 inches for backdoors and 36 inches for front doors. You can also find them in other sizes. 

Fabrication. Most storm doors are made out of aluminum, PVC vinyl or fiberglass. The padding is usually foam insulation. 

Panes. Most glass panes in storm doors are made of tempered glass. Tempered glass is stronger than regular glass and when it breaks, it breaks into small, smooth shapes rather than shards. 

View. Full-view, half-view, retractable and sliding are the various options available for your storm door's view. Your choice will depend on whether you want the great looks and protection of a full-view or the convenience and versatility of a retractable or sliding view. 

Special features. When you're shopping for storm doors, look for protective grilles and locking systems for better security. If you want versatility, removable and switchable panes are a great option. Using the screen pane lets fresh air in while keeping insects out. When the weather turns bad again, switch back to the glass pane to retain heat or coolness. 

Storm Door Style

The best part about buying a storm door might be its ability to give your home an instant facelift. Storm doors come in a huge variety of styles, from those with simple grill lines to those with intricate, beautiful patterns. 

When choosing one, you'll be able to select from a huge variety of: 

  • Colors

  • Finishes

  • Styles

  • Window sizes

  • Grill designs

  • Materials

  • Locking and security features

Cost and Installation

You can find storm doors at any price ranging from $100 to $1,000, depending on the door's style and features. You'll need to consider installation costs in addition to the door price. 

At Last Call Exteriors, we have the experience and know-how to install your storm door safely and efficiently. Make sure you follow these tips to ensure a safe, expert installation that will keep your storm door secure for years. 

Measure carefully. Ready-to-install storm doors come in standard sizes that range from 30 to 36 inches. Measure your door carefully to ensure you choose the right size. 

Check the doorjambs. You can't install a new storm door on a weak or poorly-fitted doorjamb. Our professional installers can ensure a clean, secure door installation that will last season after season. 

Get Ready for Stormy Weather

With warm weather here, it's a great time to plan for the energy savings and protection that a new storm door can give you.

Once you choose the door that's right for you, call Last Call Exteriors and get it installed. You'll be able to enjoy the benefits of your new storm door all season long and be ready for winter long before it hits.