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It seems that almost every home in the St. Louis area has a storm door, and with good reason: their benefits are so practical that there’s almost no reason NOT to have one! But sometimes its worth pointing out what those specific benefits are, particularly to skeptical customers who may be questioning their necessity out of budget concerns.

If you should find yourself in such a situation, here’s a list of three key benefits to point out:

Storm doors protect exterior doors.

Exterior front doors can be expensive, and the more sturdy and decorative they are, the higher the associated cost.  Factor in added accessories like custom paints and stains or windows, and the price tag gets even higher.  Storm doors, on the other hand, are relatively inexpensive and are typically designed to absorb punishment from the elements.  So it’s no wonder that homeowners use storm doors not only to protect the investment on their door but also to preserve it from wear and tear.

Storm doors keep pests out while letting light and air in.

Much like a sliding patio door and screen door, storm doors can be used to allow fresh air and natural light into the front rooms of a home while keeping insects, birds and other unwelcome visitors at bay.  Storm doors even provide an additional security benefit as they can be locked to prevent intruders who may otherwise try to force open and damage the front door.

Storm doors can increase a home’s energy efficiency.

Storm doors can serve as an additional buffer against extreme outside temperatures in summer and winter months.  They also reduce air infiltration, helping your home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Low-E glass can also be added for additional energy efficiency.

Wholesale Siding Depot has a selection of storm doors from some of the best manufacturers in the industry, including Andersen and ProVia. Check out our Storm Doors page for more info, or stop by our showroom to see our displays first-hand!

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