The benefits to having a storm door on your Connecticut home are endless. As a second, outer door, it adds another level of comfort and protection to your home. When bad weather strikes, its glass panels protect your front door and home from damage. And when the weather is nice, screen panels allow for ventilation without letting in bugs. However, if your storm door is starting to look a little worn, it may be time to let your friends at Clinton Glass know it’s time for a replacement.

Signs It's Time to Replace Your Screen Door

1. Your Door Doesn’t Open or Close Properly

If it’s a daily struggle to get your storm door to open or close properly, it may be time for a replacement. Over time, it is common for storm doors to get damaged, even if you use care when opening and closing it, as it can become warped or bent from the harsh outside elements.

2. The Screens Show Significant Damage

The best part of a storm door is that it can let in the sunshine and breeze, but keeps out dirt and bugs. But, if the screens in your storm door aren’t doing that, it’s time for a replacement. A screen can become damaged from prolonged use, harsh weather, small children or pets, or a number of other reasons. It may not seem like a big deal if you notice small holes in your screen, but bugs and pests can squeeze through surprisingly small holes, so it’s important to address the issue right away.

3. The Door Doesn’t Fit Properly

If your storm door wasn’t professionally installed, it’s possible that it is the wrong size. Homeowners often mistakenly believe that storm doors are one-size-fits-all, believing a close fit is good enough or that they can bend or manipulate the screen to fit the frame. If your storm door shows signs like shaking excessively in the wind, letting in a large amount of bugs or debris, or has visible gaps around the frame, it’s time to replace the storm door with a different size or style better suited for your doorway.

Clinton Glass is a family-owned Connecticut business providing storm door replacement and repairs in the Clinton area. Contact Clinton Glass today at (860) 664-3711 for a free quote on your replacement storm door.