Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 4 out of 5Â by GSFITZSR Nice looking but Andersen instructions confusing
The finish of the door is nice and looks good with all screw covers in place. The hidden screen panel is a nice touch also.
Your door sill must extend far enough for the bottom seal of the screen door to make contact, otherwise there is a large gap at the base of the door.
The screen door handles aligned with my dead bolt so there was no interference there.
You should read through all the instructions for the door and the latch mechanism BEFORE you begin any work. Trial fit everything possible before drilling or cutting anything. Andersen did not drill holes for the door trim plates but gave the owner a drill bit to complete the work.
Instructions for the latch mechanism tell you simply to install it in the cut-out provided and secure it with screws. You have to make sure the door handles align with the mechanism FIRST. I trial fit the entire mechanism, door handles and everything BEFORE drilling and securing the latch assembly. Otherwise it would not have aligned properly.
I reinforced my door trim on the hinge side using long deck screws underneath the hinge rail. Andersen only supplies 1" screws for the rails and the weight of the door would have pulled my trim away eventually. Do whatever you can to beef up the hinge side trim because it must be stout.
January 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DeeM door frame construction lacking
Our special order storm door has daylight showing all along the corner miters at the top of the door, as well as at the corners of the glass. We reported it to the company as a defect but were told by a company technical advisor that it is not considered to be a problem; just typical manufacturing. Why bother with weatherstripping, etc. if the door itself leaks.
October 4, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RNevill Well made quality door
First off let me say that this seems to be a well made door and kit. Lots of thought went into the packaging, instructions and hardware. Once my wife and I had installed it we were very happy with the results.
There is always a but, so let's get to them.I consider myself fairly smart and handy around the house.You need to be aware that this product comes as a kit (not prehung) so it can be hindged left or right. So with this door there seemed to be alot of standing and scratching of the head. The instructions are very good, with clear writing and good diagrams. Our problem was matching the small detail pictures with something 80 inches long.. For us that meant holding pieces up to the 2 sides of the opening to figure out what went where and how it was oriented. Not a big deal, just took alot of time.
Be sure you have ALL the recommended tools. You are going to need them and maybe some others. For example, to install the latch a 7/16 inch drill bit is called for. It will not fit in your standard 3/8 inch drill. Luckily I had a step drill for that. Be sure to center punch all drill holes before drilling. And DO NOT tighten the screws anywhere with a drill. Use a hand screwdriver. The chances of over tightening and bending the metal are very high if you use a drill.
Plan on a day to do this installition. It took us about 7 hours going at a slow, deliberate pace but we were rewarded with a fine looking, quality door that should give us years of service.
Overall very pleased with the product and the outcome.
August 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Sage77 Nothing But Trouble
I bought this door a year and a half ago. The screen mechanism broke just after the one year warranty was up, but luckily the company seemed very happy to replace it for free. The 'heavy duty' closer broke , and then the top glass slipped out of the rubber parts that hold it in (and now that I see how the glass was being held in, I will NEVER buy another door by this manufacturer.
All in all, just a big headache trying to fix the door every time something goes wrong. Today it is going in the garbage.
January 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Louis Excellent product for the price
I measured my doorway twice before I even went looking for my storm door. When I finally settled on Anderson and not Anderson Emco, I read the installation instructions online as well. Any confusion that I may have had regarding the instructions were well explained when I opened the carton and started. I feel that the instrucitons were actually well written with the exception of the lockset instructions with which I had one nit. I took me just a little over an hour including set up and clean up time. This door had everything feature I could have asked for given the price. My other storm door was an Anderson Emco and that door isn't worth the price at all.
September 28, 2014