Screen vs. Storm Door

Screen vs. Storm Door

Are you looking to add a screen or storm door to your home? Do you know the difference? Take a look at the features of both to find out which one is a good fit for your home!

It is vital to protect your house from the harsh weather and the elements of the outdoors. Adding an extra door to your front door is a great way to add some extra protection to your home. The terms screen door and storm door are often used interchangeably, but there are a few significant differences between the two.

What Are Storm Doors?

Storm doors refer to the glass exterior door that protects your front door. These doors usually feature a glass panel that can add an element of natural light into your home while also providing protection when your regular door is propped open.

Most storm doors also have a handle that allows the door to lock for extra security.

The glass that comes with your storm door can also vary, with options such as single pane or double pane glass. This can be customized to meet your preferences. With more barriers to your front door, this also adds an extra layer of insulation for your home. It’s best to choose a storm door that meets the maximum energy efficiency as your front door, so you take full advantage of the added insulating benefit.

Some storm doors can be converted into screen doors by swapping out the glass for a customized screen and even provide safe options for pets to exit and enter via a pet door.  Additionally, some storm doors have self-storing screens, so you can have one door that gives you both options.

You can view our storm door options at Thompson creek on our website, and decide which style works best for you.

What Are Screen Doors?

Screen doors have the same basic structure as storm doors, but have a screen instead of glass panels. The screen can span either the entire length of the door or just the top half. This is beneficial if something you’re looking for is more fresh air while keeping unwanted bugs out of your home. Just like storm doors, screen doors can be customized to match your personal preference and the design of your house.

Adding either a screen door or a storm door to your house allows for a great view of your back porch or deck, or adds decorative and functional elements to your front door. If you’re looking to replace your door or windows, our Thompson Creek experts are here to help you decide what work should be done, and get you a price estimate. Our doors are long-lasting and visually appealing and can make an immediate impact on your entire home by replacing just one element.