My current residence doesn’t have a storm door on the front entry. If I want one I’ve got to select one, pay for it and install it.
That sounds like a lot of work on a nice day and it might cause a lost fishing day. That means that the reasons for having a storm door better be real good.
First I thought about all the money I’d save during this winter’s heating season if I had a storm door.
Then I opened my electric bill for a hot humid summer month. That got me thinking about all the money I’d save on air conditioning next summer.
We are heading into the in between season now. I thought about fresh air and open windows. We don’t get cross ventilation through our front door because bugs would fly right in. A storm door with a self storing screen would let the fall and spring air blow right in and keep the bugs outside.
Storm doors aren’t much for security but they might delay an intruder. An unwanted visitor would make noise getting the locked storm door open. It would give me a place to display a security sticker that might cause an unwanted visitor to go somewhere else.
I hate shopping in big stores. I had to bribe myself with a trip to the tool department so I would look at storm doors in one of those chain home supply mega stores. I found Energy Star rated storm doors at Lowes priced under $100 that would do the job. For double the money they would install it. I was running out of excuses.
Now that the nice new storm door is up my wife says the front door looks shabby and needs paint.
Here at work we need good doors that close tight and latch so the cold wind can’t blow in at floor level.
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