Storm doors are not only great for winter. During the summer, storm doors with screens can be used to ventilate your home, allowing the free flow of fresh air.
Buying a storm or a screen door takes careful consideration to ensure that you choose the best door for your home. Here are some factors to think about when choosing storm and screen doors.
- Size and design. Storm and screen doors come in different sizes so make sure you measure your door’s opening between the door jambs. These doors also come as pre-hung, design-your-own, or customizable units.
- Window screen system. There are different types and sizes of windows and screens for storm and screen doors. There are full-height glass panel storm doors, storm doors with interchangeable clip-in glass panels and insect screens, and a mid-view type of door, among others.
- Storm door materials. Just like other types of doors, storm and screen doors can be made from different materials. These include solid wood-core doors clad with aluminum skin, vinyl-clad doors, and composite doors.
- Other tips. Be sure to check with the supplier of your entry door for available storm doors that will better fit your door’s threshold, as well as whether a limited lifetime warranty is available.