Front Entry Storm and Screen Doors
If you need a second layer of insulation and security between your home interior and the elements, then storm doors are for you. Storm doors keep the heat in and the cold out, and screen doors allow for bug-free ventilation. Conveniently, many storm doors double as screen doors, either via interchangeable glass and windscreen panels, or (even more conveniently) via a permanent screen on top of a window that can be raised or lowered as needed, thus eliminating the need to change from glass to screen and back with the seasons.
Both storm doors and screen doors are secondary doors that fit on top of your primary entry door. There are even models to cover French doors. Commonly, storm doors and screen doors are made of aluminum, with adjustable hydraulic or pneumatic closers to ensure a smooth closure of the door.
If a screen door or storm door will help you feel safer or more comfortable in your home, and that feeling of comfort and security outweighs a slight downgrade in terms of aesthetic appeal, then it is worth considering a storm or screen door today.
What your entryway will lose in aesthetics, your home interior will gain in comfort and added security.