Delmare Jolicoeur Door Hardware May 26th, 2018 - 06:49:04
In addition to your homes entrance door you may also be considering purchasing a storm door or screen door. These doors which are installed in front of your homes main exterior access door have a number of advantages including letting light and air into your home while keeping bugs and the elements out. But before you buy a screen or storm door there are a few things you should know. 1. There are screen and storm doors for all climates. The best type of door for your home depends on where you live. If youre looking for a screen door you might be best served by a door that lets in light while also blocking heat.
Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor.
The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage.
The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood.