Thanks all! Blowes sells both Pella & Larson. The store person said the
Pellas are made by Larson...
The better Larsons look attractive because the screen can be pulled from th
"cassette" by the top window. It will also retract when the glass is pushed
up. My wife can't deal with switching a hunk o' glass in & out. Not tall
enough to reach the top of the door for latches, etc.
Near our home Home Depot and Lowes are facing each other across a road.
Often we go to HD and cross the road to Lowes to see if there is any
difference in price on a identical item. Most often Lowes price is
higher and their service is lesser friendly than HD. Last week we got
a pull out screen door kit for our back sun room. Lowers price was 20%
higher and did not even had one in stock. How are they in your neighborhood?
On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 4:16:30 PM UTC-4, Tekkie® wrote:
You are aware that the big boxes aren't the only place to buy a storm door,
I bought all of my windows, exterior doors and storm door at a local Norand
ex-Reynolds supply house. In each case, I did the math and I estimate that
for the same cost I would have paid at the big boxes I moved up at least on
e level in quality. For example, I got the features of the first level of a
big box "special order" steel garage entry door for less than the price of
their stock door.
You can't buy a ProVia door at a big box store, so you may be limiting your
options by not going "outside of the box" - pun intended. I'm not saying
you should spend the big bucks on a ProVia, just that there are more (and b
etter) manufacturers of doors than what the big boxes carry.
what features do you want??
my storm door has a adjustable window, useful so i can keep the glass high
enough so the dogs cant get out.
our porch is small, so my dooor has a screen that can be completely removed
, so the trick or treaters can come to the door with the screen comletely o
ut, the glass high enough so the dogs cantget over it, and i can hand out t
he candy, something i really enjoy:)
premium seals around the door and a nice strong handle help with long life.
dont buy a cheap front door, since it gets used every day...........
On Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:56:08 AM UTC-4, bob haller wrote:
h enough so the dogs cant get out.
ed, so the trick or treaters can come to the door with the screen comletely
out, the glass high enough so the dogs cantget over it, and i can hand out
the candy, something i really enjoy:)
My ProVia door is kind of like a double hung window. 2 panes, both of which
open and both of which have an attached spring loaded screen. Pull the bot
tom pane up and the top pane down and you get screen-protected high/low air
circulation. Of course, we too have dogs, so the bottom pane rarely gets o
With the attached screen, we can use it as a screen door on cool days when
we want fresh air, but as a storm door in the cold or hot when using the A/
C. No more swapping of storm window/screen with the change of seasons and a
little more protection from the elements when desired.
When we went shopping for a new storm door, the ability to remove the scree
n was a feature that was high on our list for the very reason you mention:
Halloween. On the ProVia door the top screen attaches to the upper sliding
window with the plastic Poly-Lock/3M Dual Lock type mounting strips (much
stronger than standard hook & loop fasteners) . The screen can be detached
and rolled up, leaving an open window to scare the kids...err...umm...I mea
n, hand the candy through.
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