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Posted on Jul 12, 2017 by Sam Heer

Why Do You Need a Storm Door?

Storm and patio doors are not just aesthetic additions to your house; they have a functional purpose. The storm door, in particular, serves to protect the front door from direct sun damage. It’s also indispensable because of the following benefits:

Keeps Winter Drafts Out

When winter comes, your main problem is the exterior temperature being too cold. If your doors are not insulated properly, you may have to deal with the chilly winter drafts that make the indoor climate much less bearable.

Storm doors, when locked in place, keep drafts out. At Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, we emphasize the proper installation of storm doors; otherwise, you won’t notice a difference in terms of comfort.

Protects You From Insects

On warm days, you want to open the door to let the breeze in. However, there’s the issue of small insects getting inside the house. Your storm door eliminates this problem because most storm doors have a removable glass pane you can swap with a screen. The screen door lets the breeze in without allowing the small insects the same privilege. In an area where insects are a constant problem, we recommend installing storm doors in all entry doors so you will not be confined in an uncomfortable space.

Adds Security

Though the storm door is often not as expensive as a well-insulated and properly installed front door, it is an invaluable addition to the home because of the added level of security. It can be locked, so you’re one door farther from a potential break-in. The storm door also acts as a deterrent, because criminals will not want to go through the trouble of unlocking two doors, especially if they swing in different directions. This also helps increase the lifespan of your front door.

Entry doors look good and should also be as secure as possible. The addition of a storm door fortifies your home while keeping its aesthetic value up. To get maximum benefits from your storm door, talk to us about the best material suitable for your area. Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois serves Champaign, Peoria, and Bloomington, IL. We can be reached at (866) 693-6707.


"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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