7 Reasons to Install a Storm Door Now

The term “storm door” conjures up images of blustry, blowy weather—thunderstorms and blizzards howling through your neighborhood. But storm doors are really an all-season enhancement for your home, providing multiple benefits throughout the year. Here are seven reasons you should consider installing or replacing a storm door now.


Exterior doors are expensive. Often they are made to order and may have custom paints, stains or other details that increase their costs. In fact, Home Advisor suggests people budget a couple thousand dollars if they need to replace their front entry door. So it makes sense to protect your front door by placing a storm door between your entry door and the elements. You’ll reduce maintenance costs and help your entry door last longer.  


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US energy costs comprise between 5 and 22 percent of families’ total after-tax income. New York has some of the highest energy costs in the country, so tackling problem areas is a good investment. 

A new storm door can help trap heat, providing an additional buffer between your living space and the outdoor elements. This thermal barrier is especially important if your front door is old or damaged in any way.

If you have a new entry door, installing a storm door isn’t going to reduce your energy costs all that much, although selecting a door with low-emissivity (low-E) glass will double your energy savings, says the US Department of Energy. 


Security can mean different things to different people. For those concerned about intruders, there are several storm door features that can increase security. These include:

  • Steel, not aluminum, construction
  • Tamper-resistant hinges
  • Tempered safety glass
  • Advanced locking mechanisms

On the other hand, some people are more concerned about preventing their resident escape artists—namely small children and pets—from getting outside. No matter who or what you’re trying to keep in or out, Stockmohr is ready to help you select your perfect ProVia storm door.


Storm doors can help reduce the amount of outdoor noise filtering into your home. That space between your entry door and the storm door cuts down on the sound—the wider the space, the more noise reduction. In concert with noise-reducing windows, storm doors can help make your living space quieter and more comfortable.


Many storm doors come with both fiberglass and screen inserts so your door can change with the seasons. Keep the cold out in the autumn and winter, but let the breeze in during the spring and summer. ProVia’s Spectrum storm doors include a top and bottom InVent™ screen system that retracts to allow various venting options.

Keeping your front door open can help improve your air quality and may even help you make better decisions. In fact, an open door might even lead to a happier, more relaxed household


Storm doors also allow more natural light into your home and can create a feeling of having more space. Leaving your front door open helps to create a bright and inviting space. Storm doors also afford better sightlines. Whether you need a clear line of sight because you’re keeping an eye on children, waiting for a delivery or entertaining outdoor guests, storm doors provide a perfect solution. Many of our ProVia storm doors offer full-length glass so you can keep an eye on the outside, while you’re inside your home. 

Curb Appeal

Storm doors can help create a warm and welcoming entrance to your home—and your front door is a natural focal point. From the standpoint of an appraisal, exterior improvements such as replacing a storm door can see a return on investment of up to 150%, so it makes sense to improve your entryway with a new storm door—and maybe some potted plants.

Whether you’re looking to replace your storm door to protect your exterior door from snowfall, let in a summer breeze or want to keep an eye on what’s happening around you, Stockmohr has the right ProVia storm door for your home.