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storm front door with exterior grade thickness for home - combination of wood and stained glass

Updated on January 8, 2011

Glass panel storm door

storms door

Storm door is a type of door which is being used before the exterior or front door . This type of door being used for protecting the exterior or front door . Even most of times it is being installed for ventilation or natural lighting purposes.

Being a door , Storm door shares the same qualities like any other exterior or interior door. But it has some special qualities other than exterior or interior doors also. Normally exterior door or front doors are considered as the best one to withstand the weather conditions and natural calamities such as rain storm etc.,But it has it's own limitations and demands for maintanance. So the Maintanance cost of exterior or front door cost goes up. To Avoid this , we shall provide storms door.

Storm doors can be a combination of wood and glass or combination of aluminium and glass or combination of pvc and glass. Even without glasses the storm door being installed.At the same time this type of storm door should be protected by using exterior grade paints , storm door recommended hardwares and fittings. Failing to recognise the difference between the ordinary door hardwares and fittings to storm door hardwares and fittings will result in high maintanance costs.

Basically storm doors should be with glass panels inorder to get ventilation and natural lighting. It may be with single glass panel or multiple square type glass panels or of with stained glass for decorative purposes, But choosing the thickness of storm door is highly recommended. It should not be more than the entrance or front door thickness.

If you are using a wood door as a front door , it is good to choose a aluminium storm door .If front door is made out of metal, you may go for pvc storm door. Some prefer wood front door to wood storm door for aesthetic look.

Choosing the type of storm door to solve the purpose of ventilation and natural lighting is important. Bottom portion with grills and top with glass panels will solve both purposes.


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    • sarovai profile image

      sarovai 7 years ago

      Thank u kaie Arwen for the comments.

    • Kaie Arwen profile image

      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      Great info............ now how about the installation!

    • sarovai profile image

      sarovai 7 years ago

      Thank u for the comments and highlighting about the insulating

      storm door.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      In the South they also help insulate therefore saving on over-all energy costs. We use storm doors.