Screen Doors and storm doors keep the insects out in the summer, keep the cold out in the winter and can help minimize energy loss. They also provide an added barrier of protection against weather and harsh elements that can wear on your exterior door. There are many different types of outer doors to choose from, it all comes down to your personal style and needs for your home. Here are a few things to consider:
Screen doors come in standard door widths of 30, 32, 34, and 36 inches and may be hinged on either side. It's important to measure your door before you buy, marking the opening between the door jambs and not the door itself. Proper measurements will ensure you choose the right size door for your home. I hear that Discover Air provide some interesting doors to peoples exact specifications. It would be worth checking out what they offer.
Combination storm and screen doors come in metal, vinyl or wood. Some exterior doors have removable panels that can be changed depending on the season. With the weather changing in different seasons, looking at your windows and how they protect your home could be a good idea. You may want to look into getting Replacement Windows should you ever find yourself need of one during storm season.
Where to Buy a New Screen Door
You can find screen doors at home improvement stores like Lowes or Home Depot, lumberyards or hardware stores. Want custom built screen doors or specialty exterior doors, such as retractable screen doors?
Here are some helpful tips from the DIY Network on how to install a screen door.
DIY Screen Doors
Go the do it yourself route and build your own screen door. Here's a great tutorial from HGTV on How to Build a Wooden Screen Door.
Screen Door Saver for Kids
Kids are rather notorious for destroying screen doors. The screen door saver for kids can save you from having to replace your screen door when your kids or neighborhood kids come rolling through.
Screen Door Passage for Pets
If you have a dog or cat that likes to have freedom to roam, then the screen door for pets is an excellent solution.
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