Enhance Your Entryway with Storm Doors

storm doorInterested in adding another layer of insulation and security to your home? Look no further than the storm door, an old-fashioned favorite that offers both aesthetic and functional appeal.

While it’s true that energy-insulating advances in conventional entry doors have made storm doors unnecessary in most new homes, there are still many older homes that can benefit from the extra layer of protection that a storm door provides.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Adding a storm door can be a good investment if your existing door is old but still in good condition. However, adding a storm door to a newer, insulated door is not generally worth the expense.”

Compared to conventional doors, however, storm doors do offer several advantages. They can double as screen doors, allowing light and air to enter the home, even as they offer a measure of privacy. They can help protect the finish of an entry door from the elements. And with the multitude of style options to choose from, they can actually enhance the curb appeal of your home.storm door ese features ensure that storm doors persist as an popular option for many consumers; it is estimated that more than 5 million storm doors are sold annually in the U.S.

Generally, storm doors are constructed of steel, fiberglass, PVC, wood or aluminum. The latter is available with foam-core insulation. Wood storm doors have fallen out of favor in recent years, because they require more maintenance and do not provide the same level of insulation as metal or fiberglass.

Storm doors come in myriad styles, most with a combination of glass and screens. Common styles include full-view glass doors, multi-screen or single-screen doors, and half-view doors with self-storing glass and screens. Storm doors typically cost between $100 and $400, depending on the style, size, and material.

Most home improvement centers and hardware stores sell pre-hung storm door kits that include the door frame, door panels, and installation hardware; door handles and locks are usually sold separately. These storm door kits are offered in standard door widths, including 30-, 32-, 34-, and 36-inch sizes. There are also double-door kits available, as well as custom-order sizes.

If you have security concerns, you will want to look for a storm door that features protective metal grillwork and can accommodate a deadbolt lock. A savvy DIYer can install a pre-hung storm door in about four hours, although many home centers also offer professional installation.

Source: www.bobvila.com

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Front door estimate - north of boston suburbs

Is this a reasonable estimate? the company (not hd or lowe's) is removing and installing a prehung door, storm door, trim.
$590 - new fiberglass door, standard size
$80 - lock hardware
$695 - installation fee(labor, materials)
$230 - new storm door
$75 - storm door installation
$1670 total
also - is a front door the kind of project where I can trust home depot with installation?

Limited, but not completely unexperienced.

I built estimates for remodeling business, based on contractor resources for bidding projects; with input from my husband, who did the installs. We had to be competitive with the local market. Barring unforeseen problems (like wood rot), standard storm door installation was $75-$125 per door, depending on the type of door (some are a cinch, others not so).
Also, I'm somewhat familiar with Lowe's and HD's installation prices - usually around $99-125 unless they're running a sale, then it's $79 per door.
Not sure what you mean by flashing with a storm door installation, as the storm doors normally come with frame that directs water away from the brick molding

Not wanting to steal the thread, but I need an

I had recently posted about a $420 storm door installation.
There were a host of problems, but the worst may be that, without authorization, the carpenter decided to install storm chains to the new doors. This has nullified the warranty on them, apart from their being both hideous and unnecessary.
Between that and the other problems, I'm thinking that small claims court to cover the cost of new doors, and the cost of the labor to install them, and to hire someone to fix the poor installation of the one door, would be reasonable.
Of course, he would keep whatever amount was due him for the related work

Vooralsnog alleen lichte schade door storm  — Nieuws.nl
Vooralsnog alleen lichte schade door storm. De storm die zaterdag over het land trekt heeft vooralsnog geen grote schade veroorzaakt. Brandweerwoordvoerders van verschillende korpsen hebben nog geen meldingen van grote incidenten binnengekregen.

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