Storm Door Installation and Costs

Storm Door Costs

Many homeowners are looking for ways to increase their home’s energy efficiency. A great way to conserve energy and make your home more efficient is by installing replacement doors and windows that have been optimized for maximum insulation and will significantly reduce energy costs. Installing a new storm door is usually the most cost effective and easiest way of beginning to modernize your home.

Replacing a storm door is easy, if you follow the correct procedure. Begin by measuring the size of your old storm door and the size of the entrance. You certainly won’t want to purchase a door that is too large or too small for your entryway. Double-check the measurements of the flange that connects the door to the house. Measure both the height and the width of the entrance, or the height and width of the door you are replacing.

Home in the winter during a snowfall with a new storm door.

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 Storm Door

The storm door you select must fit in precisely with your exterior doors. Mismatching the sizes of either can be an easy target for any burglar to be able to pry around. Measuring the dimensions of the exterior door can help aid in the selection process. This will also determine the appropriate size required.

Type of Storm Doors and Security

Selecting the right type of security door is very important. There are several types available made from glass, aluminum, and wood. A security door for storms should be selected based upon your geographic region so it’s strong enough to withstand the weather and to make any potential intruder second guess breaking into your home. 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 and breaks.

Costs Involved In Storm Door Purchase and Installation

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. Determine if you’d like to install it yourself.  Otherwise keep reading for choosing the right contractor.

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. A new security storm door makes your home more secure, and you more assured about the security when you are at home or away.

Choosing The Right Storm Door Installation Team

White storm door with windows on the side and above.

Storm door installed over a large solid wood door. Side windows were installed by a window contractor at the same time. Photo: Gerkin.com

If after going through all your options you decide to hire a team, we recommend hiring a professional contractor. Over the years, we have always turned to window and door companies. Window installation teams are commonly involved in door and storm door replacement because many homeowners pair smaller solid windows with a door. Therefore, it is recommended to identify what you are looking for in a door and if you would like to replace any decorative windows around it. Take your design to a window contractor, and request an estimate.

Insist that the contractor comes to your home to review the job before you make any payments. Always remember to ask for references as well as a warranty on their work.

Material Prices For Roofing

Material Prices For Roofing And Replacement

Whether you are first time homeowner or a veteran, there are other roofing materials that you need to consider beyond the US standard of asphalt. They include clay type which are made from natural clay, slate which are also made from natural clay but processed differently, wood shake made from natural material such as redwood and cedar and concrete that mimics the appearance of ceramic tiles or wood. The cost of these roofing materials varies depending on quality and size of the material.

Steep roof ready to be refinished.

Additional Roofing Factors To Consider When Choosing A Roof For Your Home

Accessibility

If your roof is difficult to access or if there are power lines or tree branches near, the cost of roof installation or replacement will increase.

Type Of Home

The overall design of your house will determine how much it will cost to install or replace your roof. If your house roof is too steep or if it is too tall, there will likely be an added labor cost associated with the replacement of addition of tiles here. Additionally, if the roofing contractor needs to rent specialized equipment such as a life, they will pass that cost down to you. 

Structural Issues

No licensed and insured roofer will replace or install a roof on a home with structural damage. Check with your local home inspector to determine if your home has any structural weaknesses.

Permits and Licenses

The overall cost of obtaining permits and licenses will likely be rolled into your quote as the roofing contractor is required to have these permits as a part of doing business. Again, it may be useful to check with a home inspector if any specialty permits are required for your project.

Roof Replacement vs Re-roofing

If you are planning to replace your entire roof with a new one, you will have to pay to have the old roof removed which includes the cost associated with removing your old asphalt. However, if you only have one layer of asphalt shingles on your home, then an additional layer may be placed over them pending the weight limitations of your homes construction.  You will have to factor in the cost associated with disposing the old roofing material, and purchasing the new material if you are going for a full roof replacement. The slope and pitch of the roof can also increase the cost.

Flashing And Gutter Replacement

Experts recommended that you should have the professional replace your flashing and gutters when installing or replacing your roof. If you have both of them done at the same time, the cost of installing them will be reduced when you bundle services together. 

Warranties

It is very important to consider the warranty that the manufacture and the contractor gives you for the products and services rendered respectively. Be very careful and read details carefully to know what the warrant covers and for how long.

Final Verdict For Roof Replacement and Re-roofing

In conclusion, if you are thinking of installing a new roof or replacing the old one, there are various factors that you need to consider as mentioned above. To get the best deal, be patient and conduct your own research to know exactly what you are getting into before you make your final decision.