The Benefits of Storm Doors
Installing storm doors on your home is an excellent way to add to your home’s value. A storm door is a door installed outside of the door. Storm doors work independently of a regular door and are one of the most underrated home improvement projects for the home.
Increase the Life of Your Doors
A correctly installed storm door helps to protect your door from the elements, whether it is a front door, side door, or back door. Storm doors help prevent rain, ice, snow, hail, or sleet from damaging the door. Storm doors also help decrease the sun’s harsh rays from aging a door prematurely.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Storm doors add a second barrier between inside and outside, which decreases the amount of air leakage. The space between the door and storm door create an air pocket which also helps prevent air loss from inside the home.
Storm doors can be installed with a lock, giving your home an additional barrier of security. Storm doors also work wonderfully as a barrier between you and any unwanted guests if you lack a peephole or window on your front door.
Storm doors add welcome ventilation and fresh air on nice days. With a storm door that has a screen installed you can leave your door open without letting bugs in or small children and pets out.
American Thermal Window
American Thermal Window has been installing storm doors throughout Chicago since 1981. Over the years we have worked with many different storm door manufacturers and the two most popular brands we carry are ProVia storm doors and Larson storm doors. Both companies manufacture high-quality storm doors, with many features.
ProVia Storm Doors
Like American Thermal Window, ProVia is a family owned and operated business that cares about their customers. ProVia uses old-world craftsmanship that meets or exceeds industry standards for energy efficiency and durability. ProVia has 54 different models of aluminum storm doors available, as well as many different glass options. From storm doors created with children and pet safety in mind to stylish storm doors with beautiful glass art, ProVia has a storm door to match your needs.
Larson Storm Doors
Larson holds over 20 patents and has received many awards for its industry advances. Started as a one-man shop back in the 1950s, Larson has grown into the largest storm door manufacturer, while still being a family owned company. Innovations include Screen Away with its retractable screen storm door or Petview Doors, which maximize ventilation and are built with tear resistant WearTuff screens.
Choosing the Right Storm Door
With all the different storm door options it can feel a little overwhelming to choose exactly which one to purchase. American Thermal Window is here to help, we’ll guide you through the process making sure to listen to your needs, wants, and budget and we’ll take care of the measurements and installation. Our team will make sure you get a storm door that matches the look you want and will stand up to Chicago’s harsh weather.
Storm Door Options
- Frame – Choose from full-view, mid-view, or high-view
- Glass – Standard choices include beveled, waterfall, Low-E high-performance glass, or glass with blinds built in
- Color – A large selection of colors to choose from, as well as custom colors
- Hardware – Many options including brushed nickel, satin nickel, brass, antique brass, aged bronze, matte black, and more
- Screen Type – Options include full-view, retractable, and standard screens
Chicago’s Best Storm Door Company
American Thermal Window has over 35 years experience installing and replacing storm doors throughout Chicagoland and are considered Chicago’s top rated window and door company. Everyone on the team is top notch and very experienced in selling and installing storm doors. The showroom, located at the corner of Milwaukee and Central Ave in Chicago offers many displays showcasing the different storm doors available.