Exterior Screened in Porch Door Replacement


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Old 05-16-06, 08:34 AM
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Exterior Screened in Porch Door Replacement

Screened in porch is 12' X 18' with 9 foot ceilings. Whoever built it did an amazing job on it. Tons of detail inside and out, and they used very good material. This was some time ago, maybe 30 years or so, and I just bought the house. Finished the inside 100%, and now time for the porch.

I have a door to the backyard, and a door to the front. Both are wooden screened in doors, and serve no purpose in insulating what-so-ever. However, I would like it if they locked.
I measured the case, and the width appears to be 36" on both including the case.

I think what Im calling a case is simply the 1" think pine around the door that the doors screws to. I believe its really just a 34" wooden screen door.

Question. Where can I get a wooden screen door for my porch, how much, and also, does anybody else have any better ideas??

I am capable of modifying anything, trimming, cutting, milling, re-casing the opening, whatever it takes, I have the tools and the knowledge. Just looking for doors and ideas.
 
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Old 05-16-06, 04:21 PM
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Lowes or HD, approx 50 bucks or a bit less.
 
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Old 05-16-06, 04:45 PM
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Unless you like the look of the wooden door, I'd suggest you get an aluminum storm door.

If you got a "full view" storm door, you could either have full glass or full screen without the hassle of the self-storing storm windows which are also unappealing to look at.

The benefit of using a storm door is that they are fairly maintenance free as opposed to what you have now, they come with glass and screen giving you the option to go either way, and you can order them with keyed locks. Plus they have automatic closer cylinders and come in several colors to match or contrast your exterior colors.
 
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Old 05-17-06, 03:49 AM
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Funny you should mention, I am not really thrilled with buying more wooden doors. I mean, why would I? Wood, over time, will rot because its outside essentially, leaving me with another problem.

Well, Im going to take some more measurements and figure out how much adjustability I have in each opening. Im thinking of getting right down to the actual door opening part of the structure, and re-building what Im calling the case, then mounting some nice new doors on some fresh wood, fastened correctly.

Its been raining here for like 10 days, so I havent been out there to really assess the situation. But, looks like this coming week I will nail down a plan, and Ill keep everyone posted. Thanks for the info.
 
 

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