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Posted on Jul 28, 2017 by Sam Heer

4 Things to Know when Buying Storm Doors

Upgrading your entry doors by adding layers of protection can maximize the charm and practicality of your home. Storm doors are made of see-through glass and wooden frame that shields your front door from the harshest elements.

There are, however, four things to consider when buying storm doors

1. Weather and Air leakage – Unwanted elements, such as water, ice, and air, can cause discomfort and inconvenience in your home. They result in more expensive repairs, replacements, or even poor ventilation. A storm door must be made of sturdy and high-quality materials to withstand extreme weather and have excess pockets of insulation to maintain the desired room temperature.

2. Installation – The performance of a storm door also depends on how it was installed. An imperfectly placed door will only cause nuisance after a few months of installation. At Renewal by Andersen®, we ensure that your storm door will be properly and seamlessly installed by our local door replacement experts.

3. Style – The overall aesthetic of your home must not be sacrificed when buying storm doors. It must match your personality, lifestyle, and the general design of your home. ProVia®, our partner for our entry and storm door offerings, is committed to provide custom-made, lasting, and beautifully crafted fiberglass and steel doors. These products are guaranteed to be energy-efficient and durable

4. Security – When considering storm door installation, it is important to know how it can secure your home. At Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, we value your safety. Our Provia patio doors have a locking mechanism to keep unwanted guests away. You can also screen your visitors through your storm doors, leaving peepholes unnecessary.

Adding a storm door in your home is a smart move, but consulting professional door replacement experts in Champaign, Bloomington, and Peoria, IL, is a smarter choice. Talk to us at (866) 693-6707 to learn more.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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