?php $door_hardware = array( 'Protection from the Elements The primary purpose of a storm door is to protect your actual front door from the elements. Larson storm doors are secondary doors that are placed in front of your actual front door. It consists of two glass panels and a screen. Because of its placement it will protect your front door from the pounding of rain hail snow pollutants and other outside threats. This is a more practical solution than having to change your front door from time to time. It is cheap and easy to install. With this you protect your front door and your wallet as well. Added Security Larson storm doors also offer homeowners an added level of security for their homes. ',' These doors usually incorporate dead bolt locks so that you can secure your storm door from the inside; not allowing access to any potential threat. Another security measure that this type of door offers a homeowner is the fact that you can open your actual front door without the fear of being intruded upon by the person knocking. It gives you a safety barrier against the person outside while you answer the door and see who it is. There are a lot of crimes being committed by people who force their way inside your home once you open your door. With this type of door it gives you better protection from this kind of attack. This is perhaps one of the most important features of having a storm door. Eco-Friendly Another great feature of Larson storm doors is that they are energy efficient. They can provide added effort in turning your home green and less dependent on electricity. ',' One way it does this is by allowing you to keep your front or back door open allowing air to circulate in your home keeping it cooler in the summer. At the same time keeping your front door open will illuminate your home better. Because of the storm door you will not have to worry about the outside elements. With its screen and glass panels it lets the air and light come in while keeping bugs rain hail and other threats outside. Also the glass panel minimizes the transfer of hot to cold and vice versa. This means that it can also help in keeping your living space warmer during the winter months lessening your costs for heating and cooling. ',' However it is practically inevitable to prevent the home from experiencing the forces of nature that can cause destruction and damage. There are natural calamities like earthquakes and storms that can greatly affect the soundness of the house. Although they do not frequently occur it is still important to address the dangers and problems that these calamities can bring to the house. Having the home easily destroyed by a storm would definitely be a big problem or even just the door. To ensure that the exterior doors are suitable to withstand the forces of weathering it is a good option to install storm doors. ',' These doors are specially made for resisting strong winds and heavy rains and other forces that are brought about by stormy weather. But how does a person find these door? And how does he know which one is the best? Larson storm doors are the solution to all the rage door problems of homeowners. Larson Door Company was founded by Oscar Larson in 1954. He created his line of products into storm-resistant doors and his name became famous in 1966 because of his innovation the weather-stripping function that allows the door to close with a magnetic feature similar to a refrigerator. ',' Being the first in the industry Larson Doors are known to be the best manufacturers of the product. They create doors with authentic and stylized storm-resistant features like the Screen Away retractable screen. There are also unique designs and various door styles that the company offers allowing their doors to match any kind of house. There are several materials for Larson storm doors. There are woods aluminum and fiberglass storm doors available from Larson. The storm-resistant design of the Larson door is incorporated to each and every one of the companys doors regardless of their material. ',' While aluminum doors may be the cheapest fiberglass doors are the most durable and weather-resistant of the lot. Whatever material the door may be Larson Doors guarantee extremely durable and weather-resistant products which feature the best quality materials and services. There are many manufacturers of storm doors but Larson doors are considered the first and best when it comes to that category. Having over 50 years of knowledge and experience Larson storm doors simply cannot be wrong. Get a Larson storm door today and rest assured your door will be safe from the damage and destruction caused by storms. ',' Storm Security doors are essential when you combine aspects of security and protection from storms. There are several types of security storm doors. They can be made of wood PVC aluminium and fibreglass. Wood: This type being the most costly comes with elements of beauty and durability. However it requires maintenance in the form of protection from termites and painting. In order to ensure security a two-inch thick wood panels are preferred. Aluminium: A core of wood is a favorite choice with manufacturers of high quality doors. A layer of aluminium covers the core. ',' The aluminium layer is bonded to form a durable protective layer. The process of bonding serves the purpose of strong. It also reduces the chances of the door bending or jolting when faced with high velocity winds. Though it keeps away rust and dents it is susceptible to scratches. Heavy duty aluminium doors are best suited for storm doors which have to also perform the function of providing security. The door should be able to stand against forces up to 250 pounds. The security storm door fixtures should be able to resist any unwanted entry by outside elements. ',' PVC/ Fibreglass: Security doors made with this material have the combined benefits of both wood and aluminium doors. It does not require treatment or painting. Since these aspects make it a good investment the prices of these doors are relatively high. These doors are resilient and dependable. Typical sizes for storm security doors are 30 32 34 and 36 inches and they come in their kits. Self-installation of these doors is an option and it takes a day to complete it. When self- installing a security storm door ensure that an instruction manual is available with the kit. ',' It is advisable to be familiar with any precaution aspects that may be mentioned. Instruction sheets may be in English and Spanish. Ensure that the tools necessary for the completion of the project are at hand. Some tools that you may need for this purpose are: safety glasses drill and drill bit hacksaw file measuring tape painters tape and ruler. A door closer for a security storm door will ensure that the door does not open out wide unnecessarily and that it does not shut with force enabling safety from injury. The automatic features in the security storm door closer allows for the automatic closing of the door. Additional security aspects include using laminated glass and locks that have deadbolts. ',' An added benefit of using security doors is that it can reduce your seasonal utility bills. It is important to be well informed before buying a security door. Some aspects you may want to look into: Fit: It is important to consult an expert before installing the storm door by oneself. Hiring an experienced security storm door installer is a good option. A well fitted door will make forced entry from outsiders a lesser possibility. If replacing a storm door with a new one the door jams will have to be assessed for damage and replaced if necessary. Budget- Access as much information as possible about security storm doors before purchasing one. You can do this by going to a local hardware store or by browsing websites on home improvement. Costs will vary depending on the model and material used. Style- While installing a security storm door ensure that the kit includes the doors hardware the door lock and its key. A frame which consists of aluminum or steel rather than glass is considered to be more sturdy. A door which offers ventilation is a good choice. ',' Years ago most of the homes that were built came standard with storm doors. Storm doors are a second set of doors that are placed exposed on the outside of a house. Today however people might think that having a set of secondary doors is a waste of money or isnt necessary. However these doors are just as necessary to a home today as they were years ago. In fact there are many surprising benefits to having Larson storm doors installed on your home. Benefit #1 - Protecting Your Home from the Elements It makes sense that something called a "storm door" would be used to protect your primary front door from the weather. ',' Larson doors are installed in front of your primary front door as a secondary door. A basic storm door consists of a screen and two glass panels. It can help to protect your primary front door from anything Mother Nature can throw at it including hail snow rain and pollutants. The door helps to protect your primary front door which is typically much more expensive from having to be replaced as often. These doors are easy to install and are very cost-effective. In fact you might say a storm door protects both your front door and your wallet. Benefit #2 - Adds Extra Security to Your Home Many homeowners enjoy the extra security feature that comes with installing a Larson door on their home. ',' Most doors come standard with dead bolt locks so you can safely secure your door from the inside adding another layer of security to your home. Another feature that a lot of homeowners enjoy is the ability to open their actual front door without completely opening up their home to unknown persons yet still being able to communicate through the door with whoever knocks on the door. This makes it possible to see who it is and find out what they want while still standing securely behind the storm door barrier. You may have noticed a recent increase in home invasion robberies where intruders force their way inside when someone answers a knock at their door. ',' These doors help to protect homeowners from being vulnerable to this type of home invasion attack. For many this is the top reason for choosing to add a storm door to their home. Benefit #3 - Environmentally Friendly Larson doors are also a very energy efficient asset to your home. They can help to improve the "green" quality of your home saving you money on your monthly electricity bill. This works two ways by allowing you to safely keep your front door open to allow fresh air to circulate in throughout your home in the summer months keeping it cooler. The second way they help is by making your home brighter requiring less electricity to light your front room. ',' Storm doors also help to protect homeowners and their homes from the harmful outside elements and weather. Air and light are able to come in through the screen and glass panels however rain hail bugs and other potential threats are kept outdoors. The transfer of hot to cold or cold to hot is minimized via the glass panel on a Larson door. What this does is to help keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in the winter reducing your electrical and gas bills for cooling and heating your home. These are just a few of the benefits provided by Larson storm doors helping you to reduce your utility bills as well as to increase security and protection for your home. These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. ',' It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. ',' However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. ',' No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. ',' A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. ',' This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. ',' Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. ',' This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. ',' The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. ',' The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. ',' These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. ',' Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. ',' Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. ',' The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. ',' These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. ',' They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. ',' It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. ',' Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. ',' Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. ',' They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. ',' Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. ',' By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. ',' The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. ',' Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. ',' PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. ',' Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. ',' If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. ',' Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. ',' Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. A storm door is an additional door installed in front of the exterior door to protect it from bad weathers and allow ventilation. It can also be helpful in preventing flying insects entering the house. Beside these storm doors also provide an extra layer of security to your home. Standard doors are available in sizes ranging from 38 to 43 inches but in case you need to customise the same as per your need you can do so by paying some additional costs. ',' Most of these doors are available as kits ready to install and can be installed by yourself. But in case you are unable to do so there are many manufacturers offering installation services for an extra charge. Security of your family will always remain a prime concern. Thus when selecting any of the security devices available it should be done with proper care so that it serves you the best - in terms of security as well as better on your pocket. When selecting a Security Storm Door you need to take into consideration various factors. Of these the 3 main factors you need to consider are: • Size of the Door: The storm door you select must fit in exactly to your exterior doors. ',' Mismatching the sizes of both the doors can be easy for any burglar to be able to pry around the door. Measuring the dimensions of the exterior door can help you out in selecting the Storm door of appropriate size that will fit better. • Type of the door: Selecting the right type of the security door is very important. There are several types available made from glass to those made from aluminium and wood. A security door for storms should be selected such that it is strong enough to make the intruder get frustrated while breaking it open. The stronger the door more the amount of time required to break it open and greater the chances of the burglar getting caught. Thus for this purpose doors made of aluminium are most preferred. ',' Besides checking the construction materials of the door it is also important to consider the hardware used for these like the deadbolts non-reversible hinges key locked systems etc. These make them even stronger and harder to fidget with. • Costs involved: Before purchasing a security storm door calculate your budget for buying and installing the door. Storm doors are mostly available as kits with almost all the necessary hardware and accessories required for its installation. Check whether the door can be installed by yourself or you need to hire special service for installation and so on. ',' Security storm doors are also available in different designs thus besides security these doors adds value to your entrance and makes it appear more elegant. Security of your home and your family is very important and the security storm door makes you more assured about the security when you are at home or away from home. With many the many different climates that the Earth has to offer there are products that can offer great convenience to many homes around the world. One of the most convenient home products that offer climate control for your home is a storm door. ',' These doors are not for storms but for climates and the convenience of having the option of having the front or back door open without the problem of pests such as animals and insects. This is an additional door that is installed over a homes metal or wooden door usually the front that has glass or screens to prevent moisture from getting on a homes front door. There are many different types of doors that range from metal steel aluminum wooden or even fiberglass that not only prevents moisture and bugs but also gives some homes a different look. In some cases the storm door may not be used due to the damage that they may give a front door due to heat or direct sunlight. ',' There are many different types of doors that are available at many home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. These doors can be as low as $75 and can cost up to $400 or $500 depending on how it is constructed. Metal Storm doors with glass are usually more expensive than that may be made from fiberglass. Fiberglass storm doors have changed over the years and many home owners are changing from aluminum storm doors to fiberglass storm doors that have internal screens. These internal screens have the ability to change from a glass opening to prevent weather damage to screens with the touch of a button to give the option of getting a fresh breeze throughout the house. ',' Many home owners that may not have storm doors over their doors may have to replace their doors more frequent than a person who may have storm doors on their home. The best storm doors available to home owners come from one of the leading manufacturers of storm doors and windows in Larson Doors and Andersen. Larson Doors has been a leader since 1954 and also offer custom doors that best fit a homeowners needs. Larson offers many different styles of doors where consumers can choose from many different designs and colors. Andersen in the company that offers EMCO doors that have built in screens to prevent home owners from constantly changing screens and glass whenever the weather changes. This a convenience that many homeowners are starting to choose now. ',' In addition to your homes entrance door you may also be considering purchasing a storm door or screen door. These doors which are installed in front of your homes main exterior access door have a number of advantages including letting light and air into your home while keeping bugs and the elements out. But before you buy a screen or storm door there are a few things you should know. 1. There are screen and storm doors for all climates. The best type of door for your home depends on where you live. If youre looking for a screen door you might be best served by a door that lets in light while also blocking heat.' ); ?>?php $door_hardware = array( 'Protection from the Elements The primary purpose of a storm door is to protect your actual front door from the elements. Larson storm doors are secondary doors that are placed in front of your actual front door. It consists of two glass panels and a screen. Because of its placement it will protect your front door from the pounding of rain hail snow pollutants and other outside threats. This is a more practical solution than having to change your front door from time to time. It is cheap and easy to install. With this you protect your front door and your wallet as well. Added Security Larson storm doors also offer homeowners an added level of security for their homes. ',' These doors usually incorporate dead bolt locks so that you can secure your storm door from the inside; not allowing access to any potential threat. Another security measure that this type of door offers a homeowner is the fact that you can open your actual front door without the fear of being intruded upon by the person knocking. It gives you a safety barrier against the person outside while you answer the door and see who it is. There are a lot of crimes being committed by people who force their way inside your home once you open your door. With this type of door it gives you better protection from this kind of attack. This is perhaps one of the most important features of having a storm door. Eco-Friendly Another great feature of Larson storm doors is that they are energy efficient. They can provide added effort in turning your home green and less dependent on electricity. ',' One way it does this is by allowing you to keep your front or back door open allowing air to circulate in your home keeping it cooler in the summer. At the same time keeping your front door open will illuminate your home better. Because of the storm door you will not have to worry about the outside elements. With its screen and glass panels it lets the air and light come in while keeping bugs rain hail and other threats outside. Also the glass panel minimizes the transfer of hot to cold and vice versa. This means that it can also help in keeping your living space warmer during the winter months lessening your costs for heating and cooling. ',' However it is practically inevitable to prevent the home from experiencing the forces of nature that can cause destruction and damage. There are natural calamities like earthquakes and storms that can greatly affect the soundness of the house. Although they do not frequently occur it is still important to address the dangers and problems that these calamities can bring to the house. Having the home easily destroyed by a storm would definitely be a big problem or even just the door. To ensure that the exterior doors are suitable to withstand the forces of weathering it is a good option to install storm doors. ',' These doors are specially made for resisting strong winds and heavy rains and other forces that are brought about by stormy weather. But how does a person find these door? And how does he know which one is the best? Larson storm doors are the solution to all the rage door problems of homeowners. Larson Door Company was founded by Oscar Larson in 1954. He created his line of products into storm-resistant doors and his name became famous in 1966 because of his innovation the weather-stripping function that allows the door to close with a magnetic feature similar to a refrigerator. ',' Being the first in the industry Larson Doors are known to be the best manufacturers of the product. They create doors with authentic and stylized storm-resistant features like the Screen Away retractable screen. There are also unique designs and various door styles that the company offers allowing their doors to match any kind of house. There are several materials for Larson storm doors. There are woods aluminum and fiberglass storm doors available from Larson. The storm-resistant design of the Larson door is incorporated to each and every one of the companys doors regardless of their material. ',' While aluminum doors may be the cheapest fiberglass doors are the most durable and weather-resistant of the lot. Whatever material the door may be Larson Doors guarantee extremely durable and weather-resistant products which feature the best quality materials and services. There are many manufacturers of storm doors but Larson doors are considered the first and best when it comes to that category. Having over 50 years of knowledge and experience Larson storm doors simply cannot be wrong. Get a Larson storm door today and rest assured your door will be safe from the damage and destruction caused by storms. ',' Storm Security doors are essential when you combine aspects of security and protection from storms. There are several types of security storm doors. They can be made of wood PVC aluminium and fibreglass. Wood: This type being the most costly comes with elements of beauty and durability. However it requires maintenance in the form of protection from termites and painting. In order to ensure security a two-inch thick wood panels are preferred. Aluminium: A core of wood is a favorite choice with manufacturers of high quality doors. A layer of aluminium covers the core. ',' The aluminium layer is bonded to form a durable protective layer. The process of bonding serves the purpose of strong. It also reduces the chances of the door bending or jolting when faced with high velocity winds. Though it keeps away rust and dents it is susceptible to scratches. Heavy duty aluminium doors are best suited for storm doors which have to also perform the function of providing security. The door should be able to stand against forces up to 250 pounds. The security storm door fixtures should be able to resist any unwanted entry by outside elements. ',' PVC/ Fibreglass: Security doors made with this material have the combined benefits of both wood and aluminium doors. It does not require treatment or painting. Since these aspects make it a good investment the prices of these doors are relatively high. These doors are resilient and dependable. Typical sizes for storm security doors are 30 32 34 and 36 inches and they come in their kits. Self-installation of these doors is an option and it takes a day to complete it. When self- installing a security storm door ensure that an instruction manual is available with the kit. ',' It is advisable to be familiar with any precaution aspects that may be mentioned. Instruction sheets may be in English and Spanish. Ensure that the tools necessary for the completion of the project are at hand. Some tools that you may need for this purpose are: safety glasses drill and drill bit hacksaw file measuring tape painters tape and ruler. A door closer for a security storm door will ensure that the door does not open out wide unnecessarily and that it does not shut with force enabling safety from injury. The automatic features in the security storm door closer allows for the automatic closing of the door. Additional security aspects include using laminated glass and locks that have deadbolts. ',' An added benefit of using security doors is that it can reduce your seasonal utility bills. It is important to be well informed before buying a security door. Some aspects you may want to look into: Fit: It is important to consult an expert before installing the storm door by oneself. Hiring an experienced security storm door installer is a good option. A well fitted door will make forced entry from outsiders a lesser possibility. If replacing a storm door with a new one the door jams will have to be assessed for damage and replaced if necessary. Budget- Access as much information as possible about security storm doors before purchasing one. You can do this by going to a local hardware store or by browsing websites on home improvement. Costs will vary depending on the model and material used. Style- While installing a security storm door ensure that the kit includes the doors hardware the door lock and its key. A frame which consists of aluminum or steel rather than glass is considered to be more sturdy. A door which offers ventilation is a good choice. ',' Years ago most of the homes that were built came standard with storm doors. Storm doors are a second set of doors that are placed exposed on the outside of a house. Today however people might think that having a set of secondary doors is a waste of money or isnt necessary. However these doors are just as necessary to a home today as they were years ago. In fact there are many surprising benefits to having Larson storm doors installed on your home. Benefit #1 - Protecting Your Home from the Elements It makes sense that something called a "storm door" would be used to protect your primary front door from the weather. ',' Larson doors are installed in front of your primary front door as a secondary door. A basic storm door consists of a screen and two glass panels. It can help to protect your primary front door from anything Mother Nature can throw at it including hail snow rain and pollutants. The door helps to protect your primary front door which is typically much more expensive from having to be replaced as often. These doors are easy to install and are very cost-effective. In fact you might say a storm door protects both your front door and your wallet. Benefit #2 - Adds Extra Security to Your Home Many homeowners enjoy the extra security feature that comes with installing a Larson door on their home. ',' Most doors come standard with dead bolt locks so you can safely secure your door from the inside adding another layer of security to your home. Another feature that a lot of homeowners enjoy is the ability to open their actual front door without completely opening up their home to unknown persons yet still being able to communicate through the door with whoever knocks on the door. This makes it possible to see who it is and find out what they want while still standing securely behind the storm door barrier. You may have noticed a recent increase in home invasion robberies where intruders force their way inside when someone answers a knock at their door. ',' These doors help to protect homeowners from being vulnerable to this type of home invasion attack. For many this is the top reason for choosing to add a storm door to their home. Benefit #3 - Environmentally Friendly Larson doors are also a very energy efficient asset to your home. They can help to improve the "green" quality of your home saving you money on your monthly electricity bill. This works two ways by allowing you to safely keep your front door open to allow fresh air to circulate in throughout your home in the summer months keeping it cooler. The second way they help is by making your home brighter requiring less electricity to light your front room. ',' Storm doors also help to protect homeowners and their homes from the harmful outside elements and weather. Air and light are able to come in through the screen and glass panels however rain hail bugs and other potential threats are kept outdoors. The transfer of hot to cold or cold to hot is minimized via the glass panel on a Larson door. What this does is to help keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in the winter reducing your electrical and gas bills for cooling and heating your home. These are just a few of the benefits provided by Larson storm doors helping you to reduce your utility bills as well as to increase security and protection for your home. These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. ',' It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. ',' However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. ',' No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. ',' A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. ',' This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. ',' Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. ',' This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. ',' The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. ',' The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. ',' These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. ',' Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. ',' Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. ',' The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. ',' These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. ',' They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. ',' It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. ',' Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. ',' Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. ',' They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. ',' Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. ',' By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. ',' The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. ',' Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. ',' PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. ',' Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. ',' If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. ',' Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. ',' Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. A storm door is an additional door installed in front of the exterior door to protect it from bad weathers and allow ventilation. It can also be helpful in preventing flying insects entering the house. Beside these storm doors also provide an extra layer of security to your home. Standard doors are available in sizes ranging from 38 to 43 inches but in case you need to customise the same as per your need you can do so by paying some additional costs. ',' Most of these doors are available as kits ready to install and can be installed by yourself. But in case you are unable to do so there are many manufacturers offering installation services for an extra charge. Security of your family will always remain a prime concern. Thus when selecting any of the security devices available it should be done with proper care so that it serves you the best - in terms of security as well as better on your pocket. When selecting a Security Storm Door you need to take into consideration various factors. Of these the 3 main factors you need to consider are: • Size of the Door: The storm door you select must fit in exactly to your exterior doors. ',' Mismatching the sizes of both the doors can be easy for any burglar to be able to pry around the door. Measuring the dimensions of the exterior door can help you out in selecting the Storm door of appropriate size that will fit better. • Type of the door: Selecting the right type of the security door is very important. There are several types available made from glass to those made from aluminium and wood. A security door for storms should be selected such that it is strong enough to make the intruder get frustrated while breaking it open. The stronger the door more the amount of time required to break it open and greater the chances of the burglar getting caught. Thus for this purpose doors made of aluminium are most preferred. ',' Besides checking the construction materials of the door it is also important to consider the hardware used for these like the deadbolts non-reversible hinges key locked systems etc. These make them even stronger and harder to fidget with. • Costs involved: Before purchasing a security storm door calculate your budget for buying and installing the door. Storm doors are mostly available as kits with almost all the necessary hardware and accessories required for its installation. Check whether the door can be installed by yourself or you need to hire special service for installation and so on. ',' Security storm doors are also available in different designs thus besides security these doors adds value to your entrance and makes it appear more elegant. Security of your home and your family is very important and the security storm door makes you more assured about the security when you are at home or away from home. With many the many different climates that the Earth has to offer there are products that can offer great convenience to many homes around the world. One of the most convenient home products that offer climate control for your home is a storm door. ',' These doors are not for storms but for climates and the convenience of having the option of having the front or back door open without the problem of pests such as animals and insects. This is an additional door that is installed over a homes metal or wooden door usually the front that has glass or screens to prevent moisture from getting on a homes front door. There are many different types of doors that range from metal steel aluminum wooden or even fiberglass that not only prevents moisture and bugs but also gives some homes a different look. In some cases the storm door may not be used due to the damage that they may give a front door due to heat or direct sunlight. ',' There are many different types of doors that are available at many home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. These doors can be as low as $75 and can cost up to $400 or $500 depending on how it is constructed. Metal Storm doors with glass are usually more expensive than that may be made from fiberglass. Fiberglass storm doors have changed over the years and many home owners are changing from aluminum storm doors to fiberglass storm doors that have internal screens. These internal screens have the ability to change from a glass opening to prevent weather damage to screens with the touch of a button to give the option of getting a fresh breeze throughout the house. ',' Many home owners that may not have storm doors over their doors may have to replace their doors more frequent than a person who may have storm doors on their home. The best storm doors available to home owners come from one of the leading manufacturers of storm doors and windows in Larson Doors and Andersen. Larson Doors has been a leader since 1954 and also offer custom doors that best fit a homeowners needs. Larson offers many different styles of doors where consumers can choose from many different designs and colors. Andersen in the company that offers EMCO doors that have built in screens to prevent home owners from constantly changing screens and glass whenever the weather changes. This a convenience that many homeowners are starting to choose now. ',' In addition to your homes entrance door you may also be considering purchasing a storm door or screen door. These doors which are installed in front of your homes main exterior access door have a number of advantages including letting light and air into your home while keeping bugs and the elements out. But before you buy a screen or storm door there are a few things you should know. 1. There are screen and storm doors for all climates. The best type of door for your home depends on where you live. If youre looking for a screen door you might be best served by a door that lets in light while also blocking heat.' ); ?> ?php $door_hardware = array( 'Protection from the Elements The primary purpose of a storm door is to protect your actual front door from the elements. Larson storm doors are secondary doors that are placed in front of your actual front door. It consists of two glass panels and a screen. Because of its placement it will protect your front door from the pounding of rain hail snow pollutants and other outside threats. This is a more practical solution than having to change your front door from time to time. It is cheap and easy to install. With this you protect your front door and your wallet as well. Added Security Larson storm doors also offer homeowners an added level of security for their homes. ',' These doors usually incorporate dead bolt locks so that you can secure your storm door from the inside; not allowing access to any potential threat. Another security measure that this type of door offers a homeowner is the fact that you can open your actual front door without the fear of being intruded upon by the person knocking. It gives you a safety barrier against the person outside while you answer the door and see who it is. There are a lot of crimes being committed by people who force their way inside your home once you open your door. With this type of door it gives you better protection from this kind of attack. This is perhaps one of the most important features of having a storm door. Eco-Friendly Another great feature of Larson storm doors is that they are energy efficient. They can provide added effort in turning your home green and less dependent on electricity. ',' One way it does this is by allowing you to keep your front or back door open allowing air to circulate in your home keeping it cooler in the summer. At the same time keeping your front door open will illuminate your home better. Because of the storm door you will not have to worry about the outside elements. With its screen and glass panels it lets the air and light come in while keeping bugs rain hail and other threats outside. Also the glass panel minimizes the transfer of hot to cold and vice versa. This means that it can also help in keeping your living space warmer during the winter months lessening your costs for heating and cooling. ',' However it is practically inevitable to prevent the home from experiencing the forces of nature that can cause destruction and damage. There are natural calamities like earthquakes and storms that can greatly affect the soundness of the house. Although they do not frequently occur it is still important to address the dangers and problems that these calamities can bring to the house. Having the home easily destroyed by a storm would definitely be a big problem or even just the door. To ensure that the exterior doors are suitable to withstand the forces of weathering it is a good option to install storm doors. ',' These doors are specially made for resisting strong winds and heavy rains and other forces that are brought about by stormy weather. But how does a person find these door? And how does he know which one is the best? Larson storm doors are the solution to all the rage door problems of homeowners. Larson Door Company was founded by Oscar Larson in 1954. He created his line of products into storm-resistant doors and his name became famous in 1966 because of his innovation the weather-stripping function that allows the door to close with a magnetic feature similar to a refrigerator. ',' Being the first in the industry Larson Doors are known to be the best manufacturers of the product. They create doors with authentic and stylized storm-resistant features like the Screen Away retractable screen. There are also unique designs and various door styles that the company offers allowing their doors to match any kind of house. There are several materials for Larson storm doors. There are woods aluminum and fiberglass storm doors available from Larson. The storm-resistant design of the Larson door is incorporated to each and every one of the companys doors regardless of their material. ',' While aluminum doors may be the cheapest fiberglass doors are the most durable and weather-resistant of the lot. Whatever material the door may be Larson Doors guarantee extremely durable and weather-resistant products which feature the best quality materials and services. There are many manufacturers of storm doors but Larson doors are considered the first and best when it comes to that category. Having over 50 years of knowledge and experience Larson storm doors simply cannot be wrong. Get a Larson storm door today and rest assured your door will be safe from the damage and destruction caused by storms. ',' Storm Security doors are essential when you combine aspects of security and protection from storms. There are several types of security storm doors. They can be made of wood PVC aluminium and fibreglass. Wood: This type being the most costly comes with elements of beauty and durability. However it requires maintenance in the form of protection from termites and painting. In order to ensure security a two-inch thick wood panels are preferred. Aluminium: A core of wood is a favorite choice with manufacturers of high quality doors. A layer of aluminium covers the core. ',' The aluminium layer is bonded to form a durable protective layer. The process of bonding serves the purpose of strong. It also reduces the chances of the door bending or jolting when faced with high velocity winds. Though it keeps away rust and dents it is susceptible to scratches. Heavy duty aluminium doors are best suited for storm doors which have to also perform the function of providing security. The door should be able to stand against forces up to 250 pounds. The security storm door fixtures should be able to resist any unwanted entry by outside elements. ',' PVC/ Fibreglass: Security doors made with this material have the combined benefits of both wood and aluminium doors. It does not require treatment or painting. Since these aspects make it a good investment the prices of these doors are relatively high. These doors are resilient and dependable. Typical sizes for storm security doors are 30 32 34 and 36 inches and they come in their kits. Self-installation of these doors is an option and it takes a day to complete it. When self- installing a security storm door ensure that an instruction manual is available with the kit. ',' It is advisable to be familiar with any precaution aspects that may be mentioned. Instruction sheets may be in English and Spanish. Ensure that the tools necessary for the completion of the project are at hand. Some tools that you may need for this purpose are: safety glasses drill and drill bit hacksaw file measuring tape painters tape and ruler. A door closer for a security storm door will ensure that the door does not open out wide unnecessarily and that it does not shut with force enabling safety from injury. The automatic features in the security storm door closer allows for the automatic closing of the door. Additional security aspects include using laminated glass and locks that have deadbolts. ',' An added benefit of using security doors is that it can reduce your seasonal utility bills. It is important to be well informed before buying a security door. Some aspects you may want to look into: Fit: It is important to consult an expert before installing the storm door by oneself. Hiring an experienced security storm door installer is a good option. A well fitted door will make forced entry from outsiders a lesser possibility. If replacing a storm door with a new one the door jams will have to be assessed for damage and replaced if necessary. Budget- Access as much information as possible about security storm doors before purchasing one. You can do this by going to a local hardware store or by browsing websites on home improvement. Costs will vary depending on the model and material used. Style- While installing a security storm door ensure that the kit includes the doors hardware the door lock and its key. A frame which consists of aluminum or steel rather than glass is considered to be more sturdy. A door which offers ventilation is a good choice. ',' Years ago most of the homes that were built came standard with storm doors. Storm doors are a second set of doors that are placed exposed on the outside of a house. Today however people might think that having a set of secondary doors is a waste of money or isnt necessary. However these doors are just as necessary to a home today as they were years ago. In fact there are many surprising benefits to having Larson storm doors installed on your home. Benefit #1 - Protecting Your Home from the Elements It makes sense that something called a "storm door" would be used to protect your primary front door from the weather. ',' Larson doors are installed in front of your primary front door as a secondary door. A basic storm door consists of a screen and two glass panels. It can help to protect your primary front door from anything Mother Nature can throw at it including hail snow rain and pollutants. The door helps to protect your primary front door which is typically much more expensive from having to be replaced as often. These doors are easy to install and are very cost-effective. In fact you might say a storm door protects both your front door and your wallet. Benefit #2 - Adds Extra Security to Your Home Many homeowners enjoy the extra security feature that comes with installing a Larson door on their home. ',' Most doors come standard with dead bolt locks so you can safely secure your door from the inside adding another layer of security to your home. Another feature that a lot of homeowners enjoy is the ability to open their actual front door without completely opening up their home to unknown persons yet still being able to communicate through the door with whoever knocks on the door. This makes it possible to see who it is and find out what they want while still standing securely behind the storm door barrier. You may have noticed a recent increase in home invasion robberies where intruders force their way inside when someone answers a knock at their door. ',' These doors help to protect homeowners from being vulnerable to this type of home invasion attack. For many this is the top reason for choosing to add a storm door to their home. Benefit #3 - Environmentally Friendly Larson doors are also a very energy efficient asset to your home. They can help to improve the "green" quality of your home saving you money on your monthly electricity bill. This works two ways by allowing you to safely keep your front door open to allow fresh air to circulate in throughout your home in the summer months keeping it cooler. The second way they help is by making your home brighter requiring less electricity to light your front room. ',' Storm doors also help to protect homeowners and their homes from the harmful outside elements and weather. Air and light are able to come in through the screen and glass panels however rain hail bugs and other potential threats are kept outdoors. The transfer of hot to cold or cold to hot is minimized via the glass panel on a Larson door. What this does is to help keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in the winter reducing your electrical and gas bills for cooling and heating your home. These are just a few of the benefits provided by Larson storm doors helping you to reduce your utility bills as well as to increase security and protection for your home. These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. ',' It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. ',' However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. ',' No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. ',' A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. ',' This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. ',' Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. ',' This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. ',' The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. ',' The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. ',' These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. ',' Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. ',' Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. ',' The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. ',' These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. ',' They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. ',' It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. ',' Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. ',' Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. ',' They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. ',' Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. ',' By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. ',' The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. ',' Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. ',' PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. ',' Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. ',' If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. ',' Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. ',' Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. A storm door is an additional door installed in front of the exterior door to protect it from bad weathers and allow ventilation. It can also be helpful in preventing flying insects entering the house. Beside these storm doors also provide an extra layer of security to your home. Standard doors are available in sizes ranging from 38 to 43 inches but in case you need to customise the same as per your need you can do so by paying some additional costs. ',' Most of these doors are available as kits ready to install and can be installed by yourself. But in case you are unable to do so there are many manufacturers offering installation services for an extra charge. Security of your family will always remain a prime concern. Thus when selecting any of the security devices available it should be done with proper care so that it serves you the best - in terms of security as well as better on your pocket. When selecting a Security Storm Door you need to take into consideration various factors. Of these the 3 main factors you need to consider are: • Size of the Door: The storm door you select must fit in exactly to your exterior doors. ',' Mismatching the sizes of both the doors can be easy for any burglar to be able to pry around the door. Measuring the dimensions of the exterior door can help you out in selecting the Storm door of appropriate size that will fit better. • Type of the door: Selecting the right type of the security door is very important. There are several types available made from glass to those made from aluminium and wood. A security door for storms should be selected such that it is strong enough to make the intruder get frustrated while breaking it open. The stronger the door more the amount of time required to break it open and greater the chances of the burglar getting caught. Thus for this purpose doors made of aluminium are most preferred. ',' Besides checking the construction materials of the door it is also important to consider the hardware used for these like the deadbolts non-reversible hinges key locked systems etc. These make them even stronger and harder to fidget with. • Costs involved: Before purchasing a security storm door calculate your budget for buying and installing the door. Storm doors are mostly available as kits with almost all the necessary hardware and accessories required for its installation. Check whether the door can be installed by yourself or you need to hire special service for installation and so on. ',' Security storm doors are also available in different designs thus besides security these doors adds value to your entrance and makes it appear more elegant. Security of your home and your family is very important and the security storm door makes you more assured about the security when you are at home or away from home. With many the many different climates that the Earth has to offer there are products that can offer great convenience to many homes around the world. One of the most convenient home products that offer climate control for your home is a storm door. ',' These doors are not for storms but for climates and the convenience of having the option of having the front or back door open without the problem of pests such as animals and insects. This is an additional door that is installed over a homes metal or wooden door usually the front that has glass or screens to prevent moisture from getting on a homes front door. There are many different types of doors that range from metal steel aluminum wooden or even fiberglass that not only prevents moisture and bugs but also gives some homes a different look. In some cases the storm door may not be used due to the damage that they may give a front door due to heat or direct sunlight. ',' There are many different types of doors that are available at many home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. These doors can be as low as $75 and can cost up to $400 or $500 depending on how it is constructed. Metal Storm doors with glass are usually more expensive than that may be made from fiberglass. Fiberglass storm doors have changed over the years and many home owners are changing from aluminum storm doors to fiberglass storm doors that have internal screens. These internal screens have the ability to change from a glass opening to prevent weather damage to screens with the touch of a button to give the option of getting a fresh breeze throughout the house. ',' Many home owners that may not have storm doors over their doors may have to replace their doors more frequent than a person who may have storm doors on their home. The best storm doors available to home owners come from one of the leading manufacturers of storm doors and windows in Larson Doors and Andersen. Larson Doors has been a leader since 1954 and also offer custom doors that best fit a homeowners needs. Larson offers many different styles of doors where consumers can choose from many different designs and colors. Andersen in the company that offers EMCO doors that have built in screens to prevent home owners from constantly changing screens and glass whenever the weather changes. This a convenience that many homeowners are starting to choose now. ',' In addition to your homes entrance door you may also be considering purchasing a storm door or screen door. These doors which are installed in front of your homes main exterior access door have a number of advantages including letting light and air into your home while keeping bugs and the elements out. But before you buy a screen or storm door there are a few things you should know. 1. There are screen and storm doors for all climates. The best type of door for your home depends on where you live. If youre looking for a screen door you might be best served by a door that lets in light while also blocking heat.' ); ?>?php $door_hardware = array( 'Protection from the Elements The primary purpose of a storm door is to protect your actual front door from the elements. Larson storm doors are secondary doors that are placed in front of your actual front door. It consists of two glass panels and a screen. Because of its placement it will protect your front door from the pounding of rain hail snow pollutants and other outside threats. This is a more practical solution than having to change your front door from time to time. It is cheap and easy to install. With this you protect your front door and your wallet as well. Added Security Larson storm doors also offer homeowners an added level of security for their homes. ',' These doors usually incorporate dead bolt locks so that you can secure your storm door from the inside; not allowing access to any potential threat. Another security measure that this type of door offers a homeowner is the fact that you can open your actual front door without the fear of being intruded upon by the person knocking. It gives you a safety barrier against the person outside while you answer the door and see who it is. There are a lot of crimes being committed by people who force their way inside your home once you open your door. With this type of door it gives you better protection from this kind of attack. This is perhaps one of the most important features of having a storm door. Eco-Friendly Another great feature of Larson storm doors is that they are energy efficient. They can provide added effort in turning your home green and less dependent on electricity. ',' One way it does this is by allowing you to keep your front or back door open allowing air to circulate in your home keeping it cooler in the summer. At the same time keeping your front door open will illuminate your home better. Because of the storm door you will not have to worry about the outside elements. With its screen and glass panels it lets the air and light come in while keeping bugs rain hail and other threats outside. Also the glass panel minimizes the transfer of hot to cold and vice versa. This means that it can also help in keeping your living space warmer during the winter months lessening your costs for heating and cooling. ',' However it is practically inevitable to prevent the home from experiencing the forces of nature that can cause destruction and damage. There are natural calamities like earthquakes and storms that can greatly affect the soundness of the house. Although they do not frequently occur it is still important to address the dangers and problems that these calamities can bring to the house. Having the home easily destroyed by a storm would definitely be a big problem or even just the door. To ensure that the exterior doors are suitable to withstand the forces of weathering it is a good option to install storm doors. ',' These doors are specially made for resisting strong winds and heavy rains and other forces that are brought about by stormy weather. But how does a person find these door? And how does he know which one is the best? Larson storm doors are the solution to all the rage door problems of homeowners. Larson Door Company was founded by Oscar Larson in 1954. He created his line of products into storm-resistant doors and his name became famous in 1966 because of his innovation the weather-stripping function that allows the door to close with a magnetic feature similar to a refrigerator. ',' Being the first in the industry Larson Doors are known to be the best manufacturers of the product. They create doors with authentic and stylized storm-resistant features like the Screen Away retractable screen. There are also unique designs and various door styles that the company offers allowing their doors to match any kind of house. There are several materials for Larson storm doors. There are woods aluminum and fiberglass storm doors available from Larson. The storm-resistant design of the Larson door is incorporated to each and every one of the companys doors regardless of their material. ',' While aluminum doors may be the cheapest fiberglass doors are the most durable and weather-resistant of the lot. Whatever material the door may be Larson Doors guarantee extremely durable and weather-resistant products which feature the best quality materials and services. There are many manufacturers of storm doors but Larson doors are considered the first and best when it comes to that category. Having over 50 years of knowledge and experience Larson storm doors simply cannot be wrong. Get a Larson storm door today and rest assured your door will be safe from the damage and destruction caused by storms. ',' Storm Security doors are essential when you combine aspects of security and protection from storms. There are several types of security storm doors. They can be made of wood PVC aluminium and fibreglass. Wood: This type being the most costly comes with elements of beauty and durability. However it requires maintenance in the form of protection from termites and painting. In order to ensure security a two-inch thick wood panels are preferred. Aluminium: A core of wood is a favorite choice with manufacturers of high quality doors. A layer of aluminium covers the core. ',' The aluminium layer is bonded to form a durable protective layer. The process of bonding serves the purpose of strong. It also reduces the chances of the door bending or jolting when faced with high velocity winds. Though it keeps away rust and dents it is susceptible to scratches. Heavy duty aluminium doors are best suited for storm doors which have to also perform the function of providing security. The door should be able to stand against forces up to 250 pounds. The security storm door fixtures should be able to resist any unwanted entry by outside elements. ',' PVC/ Fibreglass: Security doors made with this material have the combined benefits of both wood and aluminium doors. It does not require treatment or painting. Since these aspects make it a good investment the prices of these doors are relatively high. These doors are resilient and dependable. Typical sizes for storm security doors are 30 32 34 and 36 inches and they come in their kits. Self-installation of these doors is an option and it takes a day to complete it. When self- installing a security storm door ensure that an instruction manual is available with the kit. ',' It is advisable to be familiar with any precaution aspects that may be mentioned. Instruction sheets may be in English and Spanish. Ensure that the tools necessary for the completion of the project are at hand. Some tools that you may need for this purpose are: safety glasses drill and drill bit hacksaw file measuring tape painters tape and ruler. A door closer for a security storm door will ensure that the door does not open out wide unnecessarily and that it does not shut with force enabling safety from injury. The automatic features in the security storm door closer allows for the automatic closing of the door. Additional security aspects include using laminated glass and locks that have deadbolts. ',' An added benefit of using security doors is that it can reduce your seasonal utility bills. It is important to be well informed before buying a security door. Some aspects you may want to look into: Fit: It is important to consult an expert before installing the storm door by oneself. Hiring an experienced security storm door installer is a good option. A well fitted door will make forced entry from outsiders a lesser possibility. If replacing a storm door with a new one the door jams will have to be assessed for damage and replaced if necessary. Budget- Access as much information as possible about security storm doors before purchasing one. You can do this by going to a local hardware store or by browsing websites on home improvement. Costs will vary depending on the model and material used. Style- While installing a security storm door ensure that the kit includes the doors hardware the door lock and its key. A frame which consists of aluminum or steel rather than glass is considered to be more sturdy. A door which offers ventilation is a good choice. ',' Years ago most of the homes that were built came standard with storm doors. Storm doors are a second set of doors that are placed exposed on the outside of a house. Today however people might think that having a set of secondary doors is a waste of money or isnt necessary. However these doors are just as necessary to a home today as they were years ago. In fact there are many surprising benefits to having Larson storm doors installed on your home. Benefit #1 - Protecting Your Home from the Elements It makes sense that something called a "storm door" would be used to protect your primary front door from the weather. ',' Larson doors are installed in front of your primary front door as a secondary door. A basic storm door consists of a screen and two glass panels. It can help to protect your primary front door from anything Mother Nature can throw at it including hail snow rain and pollutants. The door helps to protect your primary front door which is typically much more expensive from having to be replaced as often. These doors are easy to install and are very cost-effective. In fact you might say a storm door protects both your front door and your wallet. Benefit #2 - Adds Extra Security to Your Home Many homeowners enjoy the extra security feature that comes with installing a Larson door on their home. ',' Most doors come standard with dead bolt locks so you can safely secure your door from the inside adding another layer of security to your home. Another feature that a lot of homeowners enjoy is the ability to open their actual front door without completely opening up their home to unknown persons yet still being able to communicate through the door with whoever knocks on the door. This makes it possible to see who it is and find out what they want while still standing securely behind the storm door barrier. You may have noticed a recent increase in home invasion robberies where intruders force their way inside when someone answers a knock at their door. ',' These doors help to protect homeowners from being vulnerable to this type of home invasion attack. For many this is the top reason for choosing to add a storm door to their home. Benefit #3 - Environmentally Friendly Larson doors are also a very energy efficient asset to your home. They can help to improve the "green" quality of your home saving you money on your monthly electricity bill. This works two ways by allowing you to safely keep your front door open to allow fresh air to circulate in throughout your home in the summer months keeping it cooler. The second way they help is by making your home brighter requiring less electricity to light your front room. ',' Storm doors also help to protect homeowners and their homes from the harmful outside elements and weather. Air and light are able to come in through the screen and glass panels however rain hail bugs and other potential threats are kept outdoors. The transfer of hot to cold or cold to hot is minimized via the glass panel on a Larson door. What this does is to help keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in the winter reducing your electrical and gas bills for cooling and heating your home. These are just a few of the benefits provided by Larson storm doors helping you to reduce your utility bills as well as to increase security and protection for your home. These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. ',' It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. ',' However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. ',' No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. ',' A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. ',' This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. ',' Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. ',' This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. ',' The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. ',' The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. ',' These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. ',' Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. ',' Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. ',' The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. ',' These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. ',' They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. ',' It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. ',' Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. ',' Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. ',' They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. ',' Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. ',' By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. ',' The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. ',' Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. ',' PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. ',' Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. ',' If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. ',' Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. ',' Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. A storm door is an additional door installed in front of the exterior door to protect it from bad weathers and allow ventilation. It can also be helpful in preventing flying insects entering the house. Beside these storm doors also provide an extra layer of security to your home. Standard doors are available in sizes ranging from 38 to 43 inches but in case you need to customise the same as per your need you can do so by paying some additional costs. ',' Most of these doors are available as kits ready to install and can be installed by yourself. But in case you are unable to do so there are many manufacturers offering installation services for an extra charge. Security of your family will always remain a prime concern. Thus when selecting any of the security devices available it should be done with proper care so that it serves you the best - in terms of security as well as better on your pocket. When selecting a Security Storm Door you need to take into consideration various factors. Of these the 3 main factors you need to consider are: • Size of the Door: The storm door you select must fit in exactly to your exterior doors. ',' Mismatching the sizes of both the doors can be easy for any burglar to be able to pry around the door. Measuring the dimensions of the exterior door can help you out in selecting the Storm door of appropriate size that will fit better. • Type of the door: Selecting the right type of the security door is very important. There are several types available made from glass to those made from aluminium and wood. A security door for storms should be selected such that it is strong enough to make the intruder get frustrated while breaking it open. The stronger the door more the amount of time required to break it open and greater the chances of the burglar getting caught. Thus for this purpose doors made of aluminium are most preferred. ',' Besides checking the construction materials of the door it is also important to consider the hardware used for these like the deadbolts non-reversible hinges key locked systems etc. These make them even stronger and harder to fidget with. • Costs involved: Before purchasing a security storm door calculate your budget for buying and installing the door. Storm doors are mostly available as kits with almost all the necessary hardware and accessories required for its installation. Check whether the door can be installed by yourself or you need to hire special service for installation and so on. ',' Security storm doors are also available in different designs thus besides security these doors adds value to your entrance and makes it appear more elegant. Security of your home and your family is very important and the security storm door makes you more assured about the security when you are at home or away from home. With many the many different climates that the Earth has to offer there are products that can offer great convenience to many homes around the world. One of the most convenient home products that offer climate control for your home is a storm door. ',' These doors are not for storms but for climates and the convenience of having the option of having the front or back door open without the problem of pests such as animals and insects. This is an additional door that is installed over a homes metal or wooden door usually the front that has glass or screens to prevent moisture from getting on a homes front door. There are many different types of doors that range from metal steel aluminum wooden or even fiberglass that not only prevents moisture and bugs but also gives some homes a different look. In some cases the storm door may not be used due to the damage that they may give a front door due to heat or direct sunlight. ',' There are many different types of doors that are available at many home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. These doors can be as low as $75 and can cost up to $400 or $500 depending on how it is constructed. Metal Storm doors with glass are usually more expensive than that may be made from fiberglass. Fiberglass storm doors have changed over the years and many home owners are changing from aluminum storm doors to fiberglass storm doors that have internal screens. These internal screens have the ability to change from a glass opening to prevent weather damage to screens with the touch of a button to give the option of getting a fresh breeze throughout the house. ',' Many home owners that may not have storm doors over their doors may have to replace their doors more frequent than a person who may have storm doors on their home. The best storm doors available to home owners come from one of the leading manufacturers of storm doors and windows in Larson Doors and Andersen. Larson Doors has been a leader since 1954 and also offer custom doors that best fit a homeowners needs. Larson offers many different styles of doors where consumers can choose from many different designs and colors. Andersen in the company that offers EMCO doors that have built in screens to prevent home owners from constantly changing screens and glass whenever the weather changes. This a convenience that many homeowners are starting to choose now. ',' In addition to your homes entrance door you may also be considering purchasing a storm door or screen door. These doors which are installed in front of your homes main exterior access door have a number of advantages including letting light and air into your home while keeping bugs and the elements out. But before you buy a screen or storm door there are a few things you should know. 1. There are screen and storm doors for all climates. The best type of door for your home depends on where you live. If youre looking for a screen door you might be best served by a door that lets in light while also blocking heat.' ); ?>?php $door_hardware = array( 'Protection from the Elements The primary purpose of a storm door is to protect your actual front door from the elements. Larson storm doors are secondary doors that are placed in front of your actual front door. It consists of two glass panels and a screen. Because of its placement it will protect your front door from the pounding of rain hail snow pollutants and other outside threats. This is a more practical solution than having to change your front door from time to time. It is cheap and easy to install. With this you protect your front door and your wallet as well. Added Security Larson storm doors also offer homeowners an added level of security for their homes. ',' These doors usually incorporate dead bolt locks so that you can secure your storm door from the inside; not allowing access to any potential threat. Another security measure that this type of door offers a homeowner is the fact that you can open your actual front door without the fear of being intruded upon by the person knocking. It gives you a safety barrier against the person outside while you answer the door and see who it is. There are a lot of crimes being committed by people who force their way inside your home once you open your door. With this type of door it gives you better protection from this kind of attack. This is perhaps one of the most important features of having a storm door. Eco-Friendly Another great feature of Larson storm doors is that they are energy efficient. They can provide added effort in turning your home green and less dependent on electricity. ',' One way it does this is by allowing you to keep your front or back door open allowing air to circulate in your home keeping it cooler in the summer. At the same time keeping your front door open will illuminate your home better. Because of the storm door you will not have to worry about the outside elements. With its screen and glass panels it lets the air and light come in while keeping bugs rain hail and other threats outside. Also the glass panel minimizes the transfer of hot to cold and vice versa. This means that it can also help in keeping your living space warmer during the winter months lessening your costs for heating and cooling. ',' However it is practically inevitable to prevent the home from experiencing the forces of nature that can cause destruction and damage. There are natural calamities like earthquakes and storms that can greatly affect the soundness of the house. Although they do not frequently occur it is still important to address the dangers and problems that these calamities can bring to the house. Having the home easily destroyed by a storm would definitely be a big problem or even just the door. To ensure that the exterior doors are suitable to withstand the forces of weathering it is a good option to install storm doors. ',' These doors are specially made for resisting strong winds and heavy rains and other forces that are brought about by stormy weather. But how does a person find these door? And how does he know which one is the best? Larson storm doors are the solution to all the rage door problems of homeowners. Larson Door Company was founded by Oscar Larson in 1954. He created his line of products into storm-resistant doors and his name became famous in 1966 because of his innovation the weather-stripping function that allows the door to close with a magnetic feature similar to a refrigerator. ',' Being the first in the industry Larson Doors are known to be the best manufacturers of the product. They create doors with authentic and stylized storm-resistant features like the Screen Away retractable screen. There are also unique designs and various door styles that the company offers allowing their doors to match any kind of house. There are several materials for Larson storm doors. There are woods aluminum and fiberglass storm doors available from Larson. The storm-resistant design of the Larson door is incorporated to each and every one of the companys doors regardless of their material. ',' While aluminum doors may be the cheapest fiberglass doors are the most durable and weather-resistant of the lot. Whatever material the door may be Larson Doors guarantee extremely durable and weather-resistant products which feature the best quality materials and services. There are many manufacturers of storm doors but Larson doors are considered the first and best when it comes to that category. Having over 50 years of knowledge and experience Larson storm doors simply cannot be wrong. Get a Larson storm door today and rest assured your door will be safe from the damage and destruction caused by storms. ',' Storm Security doors are essential when you combine aspects of security and protection from storms. There are several types of security storm doors. They can be made of wood PVC aluminium and fibreglass. Wood: This type being the most costly comes with elements of beauty and durability. However it requires maintenance in the form of protection from termites and painting. In order to ensure security a two-inch thick wood panels are preferred. Aluminium: A core of wood is a favorite choice with manufacturers of high quality doors. A layer of aluminium covers the core. ',' The aluminium layer is bonded to form a durable protective layer. The process of bonding serves the purpose of strong. It also reduces the chances of the door bending or jolting when faced with high velocity winds. Though it keeps away rust and dents it is susceptible to scratches. Heavy duty aluminium doors are best suited for storm doors which have to also perform the function of providing security. The door should be able to stand against forces up to 250 pounds. The security storm door fixtures should be able to resist any unwanted entry by outside elements. ',' PVC/ Fibreglass: Security doors made with this material have the combined benefits of both wood and aluminium doors. It does not require treatment or painting. Since these aspects make it a good investment the prices of these doors are relatively high. These doors are resilient and dependable. Typical sizes for storm security doors are 30 32 34 and 36 inches and they come in their kits. Self-installation of these doors is an option and it takes a day to complete it. When self- installing a security storm door ensure that an instruction manual is available with the kit. ',' It is advisable to be familiar with any precaution aspects that may be mentioned. Instruction sheets may be in English and Spanish. Ensure that the tools necessary for the completion of the project are at hand. Some tools that you may need for this purpose are: safety glasses drill and drill bit hacksaw file measuring tape painters tape and ruler. A door closer for a security storm door will ensure that the door does not open out wide unnecessarily and that it does not shut with force enabling safety from injury. The automatic features in the security storm door closer allows for the automatic closing of the door. Additional security aspects include using laminated glass and locks that have deadbolts. ',' An added benefit of using security doors is that it can reduce your seasonal utility bills. It is important to be well informed before buying a security door. Some aspects you may want to look into: Fit: It is important to consult an expert before installing the storm door by oneself. Hiring an experienced security storm door installer is a good option. A well fitted door will make forced entry from outsiders a lesser possibility. If replacing a storm door with a new one the door jams will have to be assessed for damage and replaced if necessary. Budget- Access as much information as possible about security storm doors before purchasing one. You can do this by going to a local hardware store or by browsing websites on home improvement. Costs will vary depending on the model and material used. Style- While installing a security storm door ensure that the kit includes the doors hardware the door lock and its key. A frame which consists of aluminum or steel rather than glass is considered to be more sturdy. A door which offers ventilation is a good choice. ',' Years ago most of the homes that were built came standard with storm doors. Storm doors are a second set of doors that are placed exposed on the outside of a house. Today however people might think that having a set of secondary doors is a waste of money or isnt necessary. However these doors are just as necessary to a home today as they were years ago. In fact there are many surprising benefits to having Larson storm doors installed on your home. Benefit #1 - Protecting Your Home from the Elements It makes sense that something called a "storm door" would be used to protect your primary front door from the weather. ',' Larson doors are installed in front of your primary front door as a secondary door. A basic storm door consists of a screen and two glass panels. It can help to protect your primary front door from anything Mother Nature can throw at it including hail snow rain and pollutants. The door helps to protect your primary front door which is typically much more expensive from having to be replaced as often. These doors are easy to install and are very cost-effective. In fact you might say a storm door protects both your front door and your wallet. Benefit #2 - Adds Extra Security to Your Home Many homeowners enjoy the extra security feature that comes with installing a Larson door on their home. ',' Most doors come standard with dead bolt locks so you can safely secure your door from the inside adding another layer of security to your home. Another feature that a lot of homeowners enjoy is the ability to open their actual front door without completely opening up their home to unknown persons yet still being able to communicate through the door with whoever knocks on the door. This makes it possible to see who it is and find out what they want while still standing securely behind the storm door barrier. You may have noticed a recent increase in home invasion robberies where intruders force their way inside when someone answers a knock at their door. ',' These doors help to protect homeowners from being vulnerable to this type of home invasion attack. For many this is the top reason for choosing to add a storm door to their home. Benefit #3 - Environmentally Friendly Larson doors are also a very energy efficient asset to your home. They can help to improve the "green" quality of your home saving you money on your monthly electricity bill. This works two ways by allowing you to safely keep your front door open to allow fresh air to circulate in throughout your home in the summer months keeping it cooler. The second way they help is by making your home brighter requiring less electricity to light your front room. ',' Storm doors also help to protect homeowners and their homes from the harmful outside elements and weather. Air and light are able to come in through the screen and glass panels however rain hail bugs and other potential threats are kept outdoors. The transfer of hot to cold or cold to hot is minimized via the glass panel on a Larson door. What this does is to help keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in the winter reducing your electrical and gas bills for cooling and heating your home. These are just a few of the benefits provided by Larson storm doors helping you to reduce your utility bills as well as to increase security and protection for your home. These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. ',' It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. ',' However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. ',' No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. ',' A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. ',' This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. ',' Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. ',' This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. ',' The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. ',' The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. ',' These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. ',' Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. ',' Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. ',' The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. ',' These doors are a low-cost solution that can benefit a home in many ways. It is natural for everything to deteriorate with old age. Everything grows weak even we humans grow old. There are times when we need to adjust things repair them or even replace them so that they can function properly again. Doors are one of these objects. They may be designed to last for several years but they are still subject to wear and tear. If your door is a Larson storm door knowing where to get Larson storm door parts would be an advantage. Doors are vital parts of the house because they are responsible for keeping the privacy and security of the members of the household. ',' They should always be kept in good condition in order to maintain their purpose. However there are instances when it is subjected to destructive forces and it is always possible for them to be damaged. If your front door is a Larson storm door then thats good news. These are made with very durable materials and excellent quality making them leaders in storm door manufacture. These are specifically designed to resist the forces of weathering and other natural calamities even old age. But having a Larson storm door does not mean that the it is indestructible. After a few years you may find problems with the condition of it. ',' It may not fit the door opening anymore or the hinges may be too tight. No matter what the problem is Larson Door Company has the great feature of customer assistance in their website which is accessible to anyone anytime. The Company has the unique service of replacing door parts which can be ordered through the internet or in local dealers. Available replacement parts include hinges knobs hinge rails deadbolts handles glass screens and many others. However only genuine Larson door owners can order Larson storm door parts. Smaller items are available for order online but the bigger ones like glass panels and screens need to be ordered in the nearest Larson dealer and outlet. ',' Anyway knowing that you can replace your Larson parts with genuine Larson products is a big relief when you encounter damages to your door mostly because of the fear that low-quality door parts may further damage your Larson storm door. This Door Company is one of the biggest manufacturers in the industry that provides the needs of its consumers. As a matter of fact it is only one of the few door companies that have customer assistance services and probably the only one with spare parts. Every Larson door owner is guaranteed that their door will be good as new once replacement parts have been installed. ',' Taking care of the home is a task every homeowner should keep in mind. Neglecting small problems may cause them to grow bigger so it is best if at the first sight of problems prompt action is done. For Larson doors homeowners may not find difficulty in maintaining their doors because of the quality service the company provides. Larson storm doors are definitely the best doors for your home. A short time ago most new homes were built with storm doors as a standard feature. However as people started to spend more consciously they began to feel that an extra door was a waste of money. This is not the case. ',' Storm doors are not very expensive and offer many added benefits to a home. They protect against the elements and are considered an extra security measure. Larson storm doors do all of these things and are eco-friendly. Safety is usually a huge concern for homeowners especially those with children. Storm doors will provide an extra level of safety because they come equipped with a sturdy deadbolt lock that can only be unlocked and locked from the inside. This keeps unwanted people from coming inside the home. People who have already installed them on their homes enjoy having them because of the additional level of security they provide. ',' They act as a barrier between the homeowner and any visitors invited or uninvited. The most common practice for an intruder to enter the home is to push their way in when the front door is opened. A locked door will prevent this from happening. Additional security is just one of the many benefits. However the storm doors main function is to protect the expensive front and back doors from exposure to the elements. Snow rain and wind can wreck havoc on a new door. The door is also protected from the sun damaging the wood and paint. Each one is made of a mesh screen and two glass panes. They are installed in front of the door. ',' Usually people spend a lot of money on the front of door of their new home. They can also be very elegant and expensive. By having one in place the front door is protected from the elements and is prevented from being ruined. Installing one will protect the homeowners investment. They are also now thought to be very efficient when it comes to preserving energy. They allow both the front and back doors to be left open. This lets air into the home and circulate throughout it. During the warm summer months this can cool down the house just as well as an air conditioning unit. Storm doors also brighten up the interior of the house. ',' By keeping the back and front doors open natural light is able to filter into the home. Therefore less electricity is used during the day. All of the light required comes from the natural sunlight. The glass panels and mesh screen keep the home protected from rain snow and bugs. Since storm doors do these two things there is a substantial decrease in the homeowners energy bills because their house is now more energy efficient. Larson storm doors are great because they have all of these features and functions. Their reputation is deserving because their doors do exactly what they are supposed to do. ',' The storm doors are easy to install and relatively inexpensive. These doors are an invaluable investment for any homeowner. The terms security and storm gets attention but when used together demands special attention. There are many styles of security storm doors. Storm doors come in the wood aluminum PVC and fiberglass. Wood: Wood is the most expensive appealing to the eye and durable. The downside it requires maintenance such as painting and protecting against termites. The wood panels should be more than two inches thick for security purposes. The wood doors can be painted or stained to match décor. ',' Aluminum: Most of the higher quality brand manufacturers use cored interior wood. The core is solid and the covering or aluminum skin is then bonded as a permanent protective coat. The bonding of the aluminum ensures the door will be sturdy decreases the possibility of rattling and twisting in high velocity winds and retards rusts and dents. As with any aluminum surface is it can scratch. It is always best to purchase doors made of heavy duty aluminum when security is a concern. Security storm doors should be able to with stand a force of 250 pounds. The hardware must sturdy and strong enough to detour easy entry from intruders. ',' PVC/Fiberglass: Is the strongest and most durable. These features also add cost to the product. The benefit of purchasing this type of door is it incorporates all the positive amenities of the wood and aluminum doors. The material never needs painting or treating making it a great investment. Storm doors come in standard sizes and in kits. Standard sizes are 30 32 34 and 36 inches. These are the standard sizes for security storm doors as well. Installation kits come with most pre-hung doors. The self-installation is moderately easy and can be installed within a day. When doing the project yourself check to make sure the instructions are included. Instruction sheets come in English and Spanish languages. Check for any precautions that could prevent injuries. ',' Review the tools needed to complete the project. It is nothing more frustrating than having to stop because a tool is missing. The tools generally required for installation are: • Safety glasses • Drill/drill bit • Hacksaw • File • Tape measure • Painters tape • Ruler Invest in a door closer as part of the installation process. The door closer prevents the door from opening too wide or slamming with force which can cause injury. The security storm door closer can allow the door to close automatically. Laminated glass and locks with deadbolts also adds a security feature. Check in the Internal Revenue Services publication for home improvements tax breaks. ',' If offered the publication will give the specifications and proof needed to apply for this tax break credit. Another plus when fitted and installed properly security storm doors can decrease the monthly utility bills during winter and summer months. Before embarking on purchasing security storm doors do your homework. There are certain criteria that must be considered. • Fit - Get expert advice if installation is a do-it-yourself project or hire an experienced contractor. The proper fit will ensure difficulty in inserting an object to pry off the door. ',' Before replacing an existing storm door check the door jams for excessive wear and tear. Replace door jams if needed. • Budget - Go to the local home improvement or hardware store and get an idea of what reliable security storm door will work. Check on-line to view different styles costs materials and reviews. The cost will vary depending on the material and type of glass. • Style - In general glass security storm doors are more difficult to install. It is best to purchase the kit. The kits contain door hardware lock and key. A door frame consisting of more steel or aluminum than glass offers more security. ',' Purchase a door with a source of ventilation if needed to allow fresh air flow without comprising security. Laminated glass offer the greatest resistant to breakage. A storm door is an additional door installed in front of the exterior door to protect it from bad weathers and allow ventilation. It can also be helpful in preventing flying insects entering the house. Beside these storm doors also provide an extra layer of security to your home. Standard doors are available in sizes ranging from 38 to 43 inches but in case you need to customise the same as per your need you can do so by paying some additional costs. ',' Most of these doors are available as kits ready to install and can be installed by yourself. But in case you are unable to do so there are many manufacturers offering installation services for an extra charge. Security of your family will always remain a prime concern. Thus when selecting any of the security devices available it should be done with proper care so that it serves you the best - in terms of security as well as better on your pocket. When selecting a Security Storm Door you need to take into consideration various factors. Of these the 3 main factors you need to consider are: • Size of the Door: The storm door you select must fit in exactly to your exterior doors. ',' Mismatching the sizes of both the doors can be easy for any burglar to be able to pry around the door. Measuring the dimensions of the exterior door can help you out in selecting the Storm door of appropriate size that will fit better. • Type of the door: Selecting the right type of the security door is very important. There are several types available made from glass to those made from aluminium and wood. A security door for storms should be selected such that it is strong enough to make the intruder get frustrated while breaking it open. The stronger the door more the amount of time required to break it open and greater the chances of the burglar getting caught. Thus for this purpose doors made of aluminium are most preferred. ',' Besides checking the construction materials of the door it is also important to consider the hardware used for these like the deadbolts non-reversible hinges key locked systems etc. These make them even stronger and harder to fidget with. • Costs involved: Before purchasing a security storm door calculate your budget for buying and installing the door. Storm doors are mostly available as kits with almost all the necessary hardware and accessories required for its installation. Check whether the door can be installed by yourself or you need to hire special service for installation and so on. ',' Security storm doors are also available in different designs thus besides security these doors adds value to your entrance and makes it appear more elegant. Security of your home and your family is very important and the security storm door makes you more assured about the security when you are at home or away from home. With many the many different climates that the Earth has to offer there are products that can offer great convenience to many homes around the world. One of the most convenient home products that offer climate control for your home is a storm door. ',' These doors are not for storms but for climates and the convenience of having the option of having the front or back door open without the problem of pests such as animals and insects. This is an additional door that is installed over a homes metal or wooden door usually the front that has glass or screens to prevent moisture from getting on a homes front door. There are many different types of doors that range from metal steel aluminum wooden or even fiberglass that not only prevents moisture and bugs but also gives some homes a different look. In some cases the storm door may not be used due to the damage that they may give a front door due to heat or direct sunlight. ',' There are many different types of doors that are available at many home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. These doors can be as low as $75 and can cost up to $400 or $500 depending on how it is constructed. Metal Storm doors with glass are usually more expensive than that may be made from fiberglass. Fiberglass storm doors have changed over the years and many home owners are changing from aluminum storm doors to fiberglass storm doors that have internal screens. These internal screens have the ability to change from a glass opening to prevent weather damage to screens with the touch of a button to give the option of getting a fresh breeze throughout the house. ',' Many home owners that may not have storm doors over their doors may have to replace their doors more frequent than a person who may have storm doors on their home. The best storm doors available to home owners come from one of the leading manufacturers of storm doors and windows in Larson Doors and Andersen. Larson Doors has been a leader since 1954 and also offer custom doors that best fit a homeowners needs. Larson offers many different styles of doors where consumers can choose from many different designs and colors. Andersen in the company that offers EMCO doors that have built in screens to prevent home owners from constantly changing screens and glass whenever the weather changes. This a convenience that many homeowners are starting to choose now. ',' In addition to your homes entrance door you may also be considering purchasing a storm door or screen door. These doors which are installed in front of your homes main exterior access door have a number of advantages including letting light and air into your home while keeping bugs and the elements out. But before you buy a screen or storm door there are a few things you should know. 1. There are screen and storm doors for all climates. The best type of door for your home depends on where you live. 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Clarimunda   Door Hardware   February 10th, 2018

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Clarimunda   Storm Door   February 09th, 2018

An added benefit of using security doors is that it can reduce your seasonal utility bills. It is important to be well informed before buying a security door. Some aspects you may want to look into: Fit: It is important...

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