Storm doors offer a number of advantages for homes in certain environments:
- They provide protection for your entry door from rain, snow and ice
- They can add a layer of insulation for front doors that aren’t terribly energy efficient
- They provide outdoor visibility for homes with solid front doors
Storm doors are offered with a wide range of options, including Low-E (low emissivity) glass, which can increase the energy efficiency of your entryway. But are Low-E storm doors worth the investment?
Advantages of Low-E Storm Doors
Low-E storm doors use a thin, invisible coating that reduces the infrared and ultraviolet light coming through the door glass. In the wintertime, Low-E glass lets radiant heat pass through but doesn’t allow it to come back out, which means it can help retain heat within your home. In the summertime, it helps keep some of the heat out. Low-E glass also features UV protection that can prevent fading of items inside your home.
Disadvantages of Low-E Storm Doors
Protection from the Elements
Storm doors should be thought of primarily as a protective barrier that shields your more expensive entry door from the elements. They do that very well, while adding to the functionality and beauty of your entryway.
Product Manager - Entry & Storm Doors