As winter approaches and the storm season sets in, it’s time to install or upgrade your front door’s storm glass. Most readily available storm doors come in cheaper aluminum, PVC, or fiberglass, but it’s said that a well-finished wood storm door can last up to 50 years. Here are our favorite options, all fairly minimal in style and with the option to switch the glass for a screen in warmer months.
Above: A Full Lite Fir Storm Door “assembled using traditional tongue and groove construction” is available in three sizes for $599 at Rejuvenation. The door is seen here in a Washington, DC, renovation by interior architects Studio Oink; see more A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink. Above: The Fir Storm Door with Double Panel Bottom comes in three sizes, is made in the US, and comes with both screen and removable glass panels; $685 at Rejuvenation. Above: Made of white pine, a 6-Lite Storm Door is “ideal if the door will be primed and painted instead of stained and there is an overhang over door to protect door from weathering,” the manufacturer notes. Available in four sizes, it is currently on sale for $277 at Capitol City Lumber. Above: The 1 1/16-inch thick Combination Door Ultra Vu is available in pine and oak; starting at $319 at Beacon Hill Supply. Above: The Fir Storm Door with Mid Bar in Douglas fir comes with screens and removable glass; $639 at Rejuvenation. Above: Made of clear pine in Wisconsin, a Fixed Storm Door with tempered glass is available in two designs. For prices and more information, see Combination Door. Above: The 1-LITE Fir Storm Door comes in two sizes from Capitol City Lumber Co. Contact the retailer for price and ordering information. Above: An 81-inch-tall fir Storm Door With Pet Door is available in three widths (from 30 to 32 inches) and will accommodate a dog or cat’s comings and goings with a built-in flap measuring 16 by 20 inches. It is $799 from Rejuvenation. Above: The Adams Architectural Millwork Combination Plus Storm Door is made of clear pine without finger joints. Contact the retailer for price and ordering information. Above: The Fir Storm Door with Low Single Panel starts at $649 at Rejuvenation.
Honorable mentions are from
Coppa Woodworking Inc.
Captiva Wood Doors
Chicago Wood & Door Solutions
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