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    Storm Doors

    Has anyone had a nightmare putting on their own storm door? I did a retrofit once which was OK but luckily I did not attempt to put the one on our new front door. It took our contractor over half a day. Is this the norm??



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    Re: Storm Doors

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh33 View Post
    Has anyone had a nightmare putting on their own storm door? I did a retrofit once which was OK but luckily I did not attempt to put the one on our new front door. It took our contractor over half a day. Is this the norm??
    I've been thinking of doing it myself but then a buddy of mine told me it was one of the worst jobs he's ever done.



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    Re: Storm Doors

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh33 View Post
    Has anyone had a nightmare putting on their own storm door? I did a retrofit once which was OK but luckily I did not attempt to put the one on our new front door. It took our contractor over half a day. Is this the norm??
    We just replaced our front storm door and really didn't have any issue with it. Took the wife and I about 2 hours to do. Make sure you measure and buy the right size to fit in the space you have. Just follow the instructions and you should be good to go.


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    Re: Storm Doors

    Just make sure that you can actually get a door to fit. We have a new house that has some strange "arrow head" metal trim around the front door, and it seems like nobody has a door or a retro kit to get one to fit. My buddy is an engineer for Emco and has never seen anything like it before.



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    Re: Storm Doors

    It took me forever to put ours in as well, but we have an older house so the opening wasn't perfectly straight either so there was alot of trimming involved and double checking...I would say it took me 3 hours by myself and I bought an EMCO forever door so hopefully I wont have to replace it before I move


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    Re: Storm Doors

    Does your door have side lights? I have had the most problems when putting a door on that system. You have to shim heavily on the side light side.. Most that I put on only take 60 - 90 minutes.



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    Re: Storm Doors

    Its been a nightmare. Installing it wasn't too bad (but a pain nonetheless). Then the mailman broke it... which then caused the it to fly open one windy day and get bent. Now it doesn't fit right... I hate storm doors.



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    Re: Storm Doors

    Paying 50 bucks to have ours installed was the best 50 bucks ever spent.



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    Re: Storm Doors

    I installed one on the side walk out door of our garage...in December of 2004 . First I had to cut a doggy door hole in it for our pooch, then put the doggy door frame around the hole. Result was just a tad off square and has become hard to open/shut.

    To this day, when I use that door I keep telling myself I need to have someone come out and repace it...correctly!!



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    Re: Storm Doors

    We installed a pella full view door and it wasn't too bad. If you follow all of the directions to the letter then they have made the setup pretty easy. Now if you don't have a wooden door frame or it's not true, then I can see issues happening.



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