We're in the market for a new storm door (the front door is also being
replaced). I was looking at the Larson line at Lowe's and of course,
there are many different materials, models, and marketing terms for the
various name brands. The folks who provided quotes all basically said
to pick one out and they'll hang it when they are here for windows and
the front door, but didn't really seem interested in "selling" the
storm door. This makes me think that there's not much difference to
be determined...the front door will be fairly basic, without a lot of
Our current door has a one-pane top-level window with retractable
screen and/or glass. That feature is nice, but not a necessity in the
How much consideration do I need to consider regarding the frame?
Obviously, warping is a concern, but from reading on the net, the storm
door is not designed to be air tight or really provide much of an
insulation factor (compared to the front door).
What features are important to consider, or would be recommended
(frame, vinly-coated, brand recommendations, any major theory
differences between the "handle on same side as front door, or
Weather-wise, we live in the northeast US.