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Key Differences Between a Screen Door and a Storm Door

A front door that encourages ventilation is a terrific way to enjoy a pleasant breeze or relax on a rainy night from the comfort of your home. Two of the most popular options for exterior doors are storm doors and screen doors; however, there are a few key differences between a screen door and a storm door. Here’s what you need to know as you shop for screen doors in San Diego.

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Storm Doors Provide More Protection for Your Home

A storm door is usually constructed from heavier materials, like tempered glass and aluminum, that allow it to better protect your home from the elements. It may have sturdier hardware and hinges that enable it to stand up to storms and high winds. Some storm doors also have the option to incorporate a deadbolt-style lock for additional security. If you have pets, you can have a pet door installed in a storm door. 

Screen doors may be constructed from wood or aluminum and offer some protection for your home. However, they usually use lightweight hardware and are lighter overall than storm doors. While some screen doors do have a lock on them, they don’t have the option to install a deadbolt-style lock. 

Screen Doors Offer More Ventilation and Air Flow

One key difference between screen doors and storm doors is that screen doors encourage more airflow into your home than storm doors. While a storm door usually has a screened portion, the rest of the door is constructed from materials that don’t encourage ventilation. 

A screen door is designed to maximize airflow into your home while keeping bugs and other pests outside. In some climates, a screen door even functions as an air conditioner, allowing the outside air to cool the interior of a home so that the temperature is more comfortable. 

Both screen doors and storm doors help increase the amount of natural light that can enter your home. 

Experience the Benefits of Storm and Screen Doors with a Retractable Screen

Can’t decide between a storm door or a screen door? A retractable screen is a terrific compromise that allows you to experience the benefits of both doors.

Retractable screens make it simple to increase the airflow into your home in seconds. When you’re ready to secure your home, just slide the screen back into the housing. Retractable screens may be used with swing-in and swing-out doors. 

At All Seasons, our retractable screen doors offer several different hardware finishes to ensure the screen complements your home. We use durable materials, and our screen doors in San Diego even have a lifetime warranty.  Visit us online or call us at 858-283-8113. 

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Each All Season Retractable Screen door housing unit can be manufactured in several standard hardware colors, including black, bronze, sand, ivory and white.

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