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4 Tips on Buying a Storm Door

Storm doors are not generally considered a necessity in households. However, with benefits like ventilation and the additional layer of protection against the elements, storm doors are also often seen as a valuable addition.

If you’re thinking of installing a storm door in your home or upgrading an old one, trusted door and window installer Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis shares some tips below.


Storm doors are usually made from materials like steel, wood, aluminum and fiberglass. Among these storm door materials, aluminum is regarded the most popular due to its weather resistance and easy installation.

At Renewal by Andersen of Memphis, storm doors are made from a unique Fibrex® frame material. This exclusive material offers the strength and stability of wood plus the low-maintenance quality of vinyl, making it a great choice with regards to both form and function.


The best replacement windows typically feature Low-E (low-emissive) glass for better insulation. The same type of glass should be used for your storm door. If your front door is highly exposed to the sun, you might want to consider sun-blocking glass too.


Storm doors can either have a full or partial view. Full-view storm doors are mostly glass, so they are able to bring in ample natural lighting. They can also offer a clearer view of the outdoors. Partial-view storm doors, on the other hand, may not provide adequate natural lighting and view. However, you can still maximize their functionality by using their bottom half as pet doors.

Door Stop

Most storm doors are built with a closer or door stop, which lets you control how much your door will open. A closer works by preventing the door from opening too fast or too far, and it makes your storm door close more slowly. Meanwhile, a door stop typically comes with a chain attached to a spring, and this mechanism enables you to control the door.

Renewal by Andersen of Memphis offers local and personalized home window replacement services. We also have expertise in various door types including storm doors, entry doors and patio doors. Call us at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.


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Joseph Sipes
Jul 16, 2022

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Jul 13, 2022

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