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amyltt

08:22AM | 08/23/04
Member Since: 08/22/04
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My husband and I live in MN and would like to replace the existing front door. I like the look of a full view glass door. My husband states we need to also put on a storm door. When I look at new contruction they just have a single exterior glass door-no storm doors. Is it personal preference?

k2

08:31AM | 08/23/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Welcome Amy,

I, personally, like having a very good quality storm door. I'd especially recommend one if you have wood entry floors.

But I especially like having one in summer (when we can replace the glass with a screen--very nice!), and many times at other times of the year, when we can leave the main door open and let the sun in.

It also protects your front door to some degree (nice for wood--or partially wood--front doors).

It also helps reduce energy costs--at least to some degree.

Required? Probably not. But we sure like ours!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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