If you live in an area with inclement weather, you might already have a storm door. However, you don't need to live somewhere stormy to find a storm door useful. Besides being handy during bad weather, they're also useful for security and they can make your home more energy efficient. In addition, in pleasant weather, many storm doors provide a way for you to get fresh air flowing into your home without having to deal with a torrent of insects. Screen doors are similar, of course, but do not provide the same weather security or energy efficiency that storm doors do. They are made in different materials from wood to aluminum to PVC and fiberglass, so you should be able to find one that fits your taste and your home.
Installing a storm door can be tricky, but it's a lot easier when you take the time to get accurate measurements. Luckily, measuring for a new storm door is not as difficult as you might think. It doesn't take any intimidating tools and can be done in minutes.