Chicago Climate Recommendations
Residents of “The Windy City” live in a moderate climate with four distinct seasons — from cool, wet springs to mild, pleasant falls. The city’s close proximity to Lake Michigan tends to moderate temperatures in both the winter and summer, providing relief from the summer heat and limiting precipitation during the summer months. Conversely, the lake effect enhances winter precipitation, adding an extra layer of snow to go along with the often frigid temperatures.
Wood and fiberglass front doors are ideal for this particular climate. Wood doors require a fair amount of maintenance to protect from the elements, but serve as a warm and inviting entryway in even the harshest of weather conditions. Fiberglass doors are built to withstand a variety of different weather conditions, which is especially important in Chicago.
Keep warm in the winter by helping to reduce the heat loss from your home. Doors with panes of glass with Low-E will help keep your home insulated, blocking out the cold and keeping the heat in.
Frequent storms during the winter bring bitter cold and frozen precipitation. Wood and fiberglass front doors are built to help withstand the weather.
The elements can cause wear and decreased door performance. The direction your door faces (South and West exposures tend to expose a door to more sun) and whether or not your entry door is located under a covered entrance, overhang, or porch roof can affect performance. Protect the look of your front door with a storm door to keep your main entrance looking great for years.