Storm Door Guy

The Installation Expert

 

Mom and child by front entry storm door.I’m the Storm Door Guy and for the last 12 years I have been installing storm, security, and screen doors day in and day out for Lowe’s. 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 14,000 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 for two reasons.

The first reason is to give you all of the real-world information you need about them. 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. Unlike the owner’s manuals that tell you how things should work in a perfect world, I show you how things REALLY work in the real world!

The second reason is simple: money. You’ll notice ads on the top and bottom of each page of my website. These ads help offset the cost of maintenance and upkeep of the site, and most importantly help me pay off my student loan debt. Education is expensive … ridiculously so. If you find the information I share here useful, support my sponsors. Without them, this site wouldn’t be here.

Now, where do you begin when looking for a 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 doors, handing is everything.

Now we get to some industry jargon. READ MORE


Types of Storm Doors

They come in 4 different styles: Mid-View, Full-View, Ventilating, and Security. Find out which type will best fit your needs. READ MORE


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