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Traditional Storm Door to new-featured Storm Door


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Old 11-02-06, 08:30 PM
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Traditional Storm Door to new-featured Storm Door

Hi:
We want to replace a new-featured Storm Door with 'glass' pane storage inside the door.

Currently, our Storm Door is in a good working condition except its appearance which is not pleasing in appearance due to the age, ... about 15 years old.

In reading some of threads on this board, ... however we are quite to hesitate to replace a new Storm Door due to a complexity of DIY.

Wondering whether it's worth to replace a new storm Door with glass-pane storaged-feature is worth to replace for an old-fashioned Storm Door?

Your opinion and imput would be truly appreciated.
 
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Old 11-02-06, 09:26 PM
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Full glass storm doors are not for everyone. Some like to slide the glass up and let fresh air in through the screen. Also, full glass doors tend to be unvented and sun heats up the door and air behind. The entry door can get too hot to touch, especially if metal, and wood doors can warp. The combination storm doors—screened doors with self-storing glass that can be moved to allow air through the screen—are then desirable during hot months of the year. Full glass doors which face north or are in the shade work better where the sun does not hit them directly.

A new storm door will update your entry and perhaps provide a better seal for energy efficiency. Whether or not you need one with self-storing glass should be based on the direction the door faces, if its shaded, in need of fresh air, and the type of entry door that you have. If you live in a humid climate, opening the screen to allow air inside the home will increase humidity inside the home.

Depending on how handy you are, a storm door installation can be a DIY project. If entry is not square and adjustments need to be made, the project may become a little more complicated. If the retailer where you purchase the door does not deliver and you have no way to transport the new door, that may be an issue. Too, if you DIY install, there is no installation warranty.
 
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Old 11-03-06, 09:36 AM
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Hi:
Thanks for the response that helps us a lot as to a 'benefit' of self-storage Storm Door.

This morning, I went to a local Home Depot asking about a cost of installation along with style of Storm Door. One Storm Door priced around $200 is very impressive because of simplisity and keyed feature.

According to a sales associate, it must be a tough job to install a self-storage Storm Door, because most of the houses shifts as years go by, ... even two years' old. Then, a professional door-installation is ideal unless someone in your househould is VERY handy. Also, an accurate measurements is a must, etc. for which they charge $25. Afterwards, around $239. for its installation, *if* there is no visible problems seen. Altogether, it costs around $450.00. There must be an extra charge if there is/are any other problems in the process of installation, even $100 more to charge, depending on the problem they encounter.

In the past, my son at age 15(high school kid) with his Dad installed two 'traditional'/non-self-storage Storm-Doors, one for backyard and other for Side-house entries without any problems. As a matter of fact, those two Storm-Doors are still in a perfect working condition. In my recollection, he used an ordinary hand tools, such as measurement, saw, drill and the like.

I need to ask two following questions due to confusion:

(1) Wonder whether we need a professional installation because of a change of the self-storage Storm Door from traditional Storm Door. Door frame is in perfect shape without any dents and scars seen.

(2) Also, in regard to installation, is/are there any differences between a traditional and self-storage Storm Door?

Many thanks for your help in advance!
 
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Old 11-04-06, 05:12 AM
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When we intalled our full glass storm door, the directions suggested removing the glass pane during installation, which we did. This step makes the door much easier to handle during installation. The glass is fairly heavy. Other procedures were the same as for traditional storm door. Good luck.
 
 

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