Installing a storm door on an entryway adds comfort and security to any home. To properly install the door, a secondary frame is needed. For a single door unit, this is created by the reveal between the brickmould and the jamb meaning the unit doesn’t need any alteration. After following the provided instructions, the door is ready to use.
A door with sidelites may require some additional parts and pieces to install a storm door. The best way to tell this is by looking at the mullpost, or the piece between the sidelite and the front door. Most sidelite units are installed with a standard mullpost which sits back from the edge of the jamb not giving the storm door enough clearance to close. In this case, a storm door adapter must be added to extend the mullpost to the edge of the jamb. This creates the proper frame for the storm door to have the clearance necessary.
Some sidelite units use a storm door ready mullpost meaning it is a one-piece mullpost that sticks out to the edge of the jamb. This makes the unit storm door ready.
Some sidelite units are also built as a boxed unit, meaning each sidelite and the door have individual frame systems around them. Every boxed until is storm door ready.
Storm doors are popular because they allow extra light and ventilation into the house. The glass helps fight against harsh weather while the screen keeps the bugs out and your pets in. From traditional to modern, storm doors create an inviting entrance, add value, and reflect your unique lifestyle.