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Finding the Best Storm Door …


Mom and child by front entry storm door.I’m the Storm Door Guy and for the last 10 years I have been installing storm, security, and storm doors day in and day out. It’s what I do, what I know, and what I love. Some people think it’s weird, but thousands of customers have told me I am really good at it! With over 5,000 door installations under my belt, I have either seen, caused, or fixed almost everything that can go wrong with them.

I have put this website together in hopes of giving you all the information you need about storm doors. From choosing the right one for your particular application, to properly measuring, installing, and sometimes fixing them. I’ve got owners manuals, installation instructions, how-to videos, and more. If you’re looking to buy parts or a door, look at the bottom of each page.

So where do you begin when looking for a storm door. Well, first ask yourself, “What do I want it to do?” Do you want security? Energy efficiency? A cheap price? A certain look? Next, consider the  price, material, size, hinging, and style.


Prices

Storm door prices range between $100-$300 for standard sizes, and $300-$500 for custom door sizes. Door installation costs range anywhere from $98 for a basic, single door install to over $300 for a french door installation.  READ MORE


Type of Materials

Screen doors are made from either metal, wood, vinyl/plastic, or some combination thereof. The cheaper ones use vinyl/plastic and may or may not have a wood core for added rigidity and insulation. The more expensive doors are made from extruded aluminum (“extruded” just means “shaped and hollow“). READ MORE


Standard Sizes

Standard widths are 30 inches, 32 inches, and 36 inches. Standard heights range from 80-81 inches and 96 inches (for 8′ feet tall  custom doors).  Look for other problem areas like is a porch light in the way? If so, simply go to your local hardware store or visit Kichler Lighting online and replace it.  READ MORE


Left-Handed or Right-Handed Hinging

HandingOne of the most important questions to think about is, “Which way will it open?”  If you are ordering from a retailer make sure that the salesperson is crystal clear on this. After all, in the world of storm doors, handing is everything.

Now we get to some industry jargon. READ MORE


Types of Storm Doors

Storm doors come in 3 different styles: Full-View, Ventilating, and Roll-Screen. READ MORE


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