A storm door is an additional exterior door that protects your main entryway. It performs several functions — a barrier against cold, snowy weather and an added ventilation source in warmer weather conditions — making it useful all year round. Storm doors come in a selection of styles and colors, and are typically designed with retractable glass and screen panels.

To make the most of your new storm door, there are essential features that you need to look for. Here are some of them:


One of the popular material choices for storm doors is aluminum. It has superior weathering resistance and is fairly easy to install for contractors. It also works well in high moisture conditions and will not crack or chip over time. Moreover, aluminum is thicker than other door material choices, making it stronger and more durable.

Some storm doors are made of wood, vinyl, and fiberglass.

Style of Door


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contractors offer different styles of storm doors. The first one is called the full-view — the type of door that is dominated by glass and enclosed in a frame. Full-view storm doors are for people who want to bring ample daylight in and provide clearer view of the outdoors.

The second type is called the partial-view. This style of storm doors offer increased ventilation and has a bottom panel that adds durability for heavy foot traffic.


A well-designed storm door does not only serve as an added security or functionality. It can also help reduce your energy bills at home. Choose a unit with Low-E glass for better insulation and a cooler living space.

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