Full View Storm Door Pros and Cons

A full view storm door is a popular addition to homes in some areas. However, before you purchase one of these doors, review the pros and cons of full view storm doors.

Pros of Full View Storm Doors

As their name implies, full view storm doors offer an unobstructed view of the outside from inside your home. This means you will be able to easily see visitors that approach your door or perhaps monitor activities or children outside your home. Glass used in full view storm doors is often heavy duty safety glass that resists breaking or scratching.

Full view storm doors also offer better insulation than ventilating (screen) or steel bar storm doors. This allows you to leave your main door open and see through the door to outside while running your home's air conditioner or heating system.

Cons of Full View Storm Doors

While these types of storm doors have some advantages, there are a couple of less favorable points to consider. For instance, full view screen doors are often much more expensive than ventilating storm doors that are fully or partially screened.

If you are the type of person that leaves the main door open to allow your home to air-out, then a full view storm door may not be for you. Screened or ventilating doors allow you let in a fresh breeze, while keeping out mosquitoes and other insects. With a full view door, you will have to open the door wide to let in a breeze.