It may seem easy to install a new storm door for your house. However, like any act of remodeling, it does require more pre-planning put into it to make sure it works properly. There’s issues with the design that need to be worked out, the color, materials used, and all sorts of other stuff. With that said, if you are searching for a new storm door in Toronto ON, here are some tips on how to choose the right one for your house.
#1. Type and size of window
When choosing a new storm door, your first thing to consider should be the size and type of window that will go on the storm door itself. There are a wide variety of types of windows for your storm door, from windows that are self-storing, to windows that bypass each other via tracks, to ones you can glass panels through clip-in glass. Look through these different types and see which one appeals to you the most.
#2. Materials and construction
When it comes to what the door is made out of, you have a few options. You can go with the most common, mass-produced material: a solid-wood core with a layer of aluminum permanently bonded onto it, and finally with a baked-on enamel finish. This keeps the door sturdy, and long lasting. Another option is a new material known as forever ultra-core. It’s a very tough material, that has the distinction of its material retaining the color its painted with, no matter what happens to the paint itself. Choosing the right material is paramount to the lifespan of your storm door, but on average, these are very sturdy materials, that are unlikely to give out on your immediately.
#3. Feel the door
Putting aside all the tips and heads-up, nothing beats hands on experience. Storm doors are sold at any half-decent retail hardware store, so when you find one, run your hand over it, try opening and closing it a few times. Generally, get a feel for the door, to see if you like it. One way or another, you’re going to be stuck with this door for a while if you buy it, so you should make sure while you can if you like it.
Buying a storm door is no more complicated than buying a new window. But like buying a new window, there are things to consider, remember etc. before you buy. Remember these tips, however, and you should have no trouble at all.