If you take a walk through your neighbourhood in Ottawa, chances are that you will notice how some of the homes have storm doors, (also known as screen doors). These aren’t just to exude that good old cottage vibe that we as Canadians, love so much. Aesthetics aside, storm doors can provide some great benefits to your home. They come in a variety of materials, including aluminum, fiberglass, and wood, and can last up to 50 years in some cases.
So if you’ve never really considered adding a storm door to your front door, here’s why you should.
Protects Your Front Door
Of course, that extra door protects your front door from any damage. So during any potentially damaging storms, that extra layer will act as a shield against the elements.
Increases Energy Efficiency
That added buffer against the wind and cold, not only shields your front door from being pelted by the weather elements, but it also acts as a buffer against all of that cold air and wind. And during those hot and humid days, it can even reduce that heat from permeating through as easily. This is due to the glass that’s a part of the door, which has a low-emissivity coating. This can end up saving you up to 50% on your energy bills over the long-term.
Enhances Home Security
Believe it or not, that added door on your exterior has shown to deter potential crime. When it comes down to it, burglars pinpoint the easiest targets and homes to break into. So that added shield of protection can be all you need to keep those intrusions away from your front door.
Keeps Those Pests Out of Your Home
We all know how annoying it can be during the summertime, having to endure those pests and insects that always manage to find their way inside your home. That’s when a storm door can benefit you and your home by providing a screen that allows you to let in that fresh air while keeping those bugs and mosquitos outside.
Aside from the aesthetic appeal, storm doors provide a great deal of benefits to your home. They are the perfect way to reduce and prevent that harsh cold wind and heat from permeating through and into your home. Plus, they can provide that extra layer of security and keep those annoying bugs outside during the summer. Whether you need a new storm door or are looking for screen door repair, M&T Glass has got you covered! Just give us a call, shoot us a text with your issue, or visit us at our Ottawa glass shop.