Nov 25, 2020

Do I Need a Storm Door and Is It Necessary?

A storm door is an auxiliary exterior door, also known as a weather resistant door, intended to defend against Mother Nature.  It’s easily recognized by its convertible, detachable panels and screens.  When weather is favorable, installing a storm door can aid in allowing fresh air to enter your home.

Benefits of Installing a Storm Door:

Expanded Airflow: Storm doors with screens allow air to filter through your home even if the door itself is locked.  This feature proves particularly advantageous in homes that do not have air conditioners.

Protection Against Mother Nature: A weather resistant door can act as a barrier for your front door from rain, sleet, and snow.  This can maximize its life expectancy while also acting as an obstacle against air flow and water infiltration.  Storm doors with screens also prevent insects from entering the interior of your home.

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Supplemental Security: Storm doors add an additional layer of protection because they present an additional obstacle to burglars entering your home.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency: One of the many benefits of a storm door is it enhances a home’s energy efficiency.  By acting as a barrier between the heat of the summer and frigid temperatures in the winter, it reduces air leaks from the primary entry door.

Increased Natural Light: A home’s entryway can become dreary without the installation of a storm door.  This makes them particularly favorable in spaces with a sizable foyer.

Upped Curb Appeal: Storm doors are offered in and endless array of combinations.  A custom look can be created through experimentation with hardware, glass designs, retractable screens, and colors.  When carefully selected, these items can be a major contributor to your home’s curb appeal.

Storm Door Disadvantages:

Inconvenience of Two Doors: Tasks such as bringing in groceries, moving into your home, and leading your pet inside can become more tedious having to walk through two doors.

Potential Damage to Your Front Door: Another disadvantage includes the glass panels on a storm door having the potential to trap hot air on warm, sunny summer days.  If the spot you’re considering installing a storm door is subject to routine direct sunlight, it may be worth reconsidering, as there is potential to cause damage to your front door.

Not Necessary on All Homes: If the spot you’re considering adding a storm door to is already sheltered with a roof overhang or covered porch, there’s no need to add a storm door to protect your front door.

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Woodville, WI
April 8, 2022

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Cheryll W.
Minnetonka, MN
January 13, 2022

"I am VERY happy with my experience with Lindus.  The crews sent were friendly & did great work. I LOVE my block windows in the basement and the doors they installed."

Kathleen C.
Shorewood, MN
January 6, 2022

The entire Lindus Team is top notch including our sales consultant Doug, the window installation crew, office and follow up. We had all of our windows and trim completely replaced with new Marvin Infinity® windows, and a few doors with Marvin and ProVia and everything is great! Great quality workmanship and attention to detail with the installation crew. Great guys!”

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Minneapolis, MN
December 17, 2021

Amanda and I just wanted to thank you and the Lindus team for all of the work involved in measuring, ordering, staining and installing our new windows and sliding door.  The guys tolerated single-digit temperatures, biting wind, and nagging snow showers the first two days of work but made steady progress and finished with an immaculate work site each day. These guys are true professionals."

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Rice Lake, WI
December 13, 2021

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New Brighton, MN
June 10, 2021
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