Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 38
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mamallama Beautiful door, NOT easy to install
This is a beautiful door which has already demonstrated its usefulness by reducing drafts and adding to curb appeal. We are very pleased with the overall look and ease of use. We love it!
My one complaint is that it is by no means "easy" to install. The product literature says that it can be installed in 45 minutes or less. Nonsense. It took two professionals two hours to install it. If my husband and/or I (amateurs) had attempted installation, I have no doubt it would have taken at least 5-6 hours to install (which is consistent with what I had read elsewhere online). It may be easy to install compared to other doors, but the title is deceptive given the product's own claims.
January 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1121 PIC DOES NOT MATCH LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND
It was my mistake but the default order is left hand and the picture shows right hand. I ordered the wrong door.
May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikey Easy Install
Easy to install and looks great. It took about an hour to install.
September 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shail Great Product!
Excellent storm door... very easy to install.. would have gone with the 4000 series had I known that this one was a little more work to switch out the glass for the screen... still a great storm door though.. Definitely recommended.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J592 "Looks like it's always been there"
This is a very fine door and really is very easy to install. It looks great, has a well designed handle and lock, and closes properly every time. After repeatedly reading and rereading the instructions, it took about 90 minutes to complete the installation. My neighbor--who knows I'm not an all-pro handiman-- viewed the finished door and said, "Wow, it looks like it's always been there."
Although the instructions repeatedly emphasize not to try to install the door if the "mount" area is too narrow, use your own judgment on that. Our door had a mount area much narrower than recommended, but it went in just fine, and is very secure. I wasted money on the "narrow mount kit" that turned out not to fit, even though they should have known that I had an 84 inch, not 81 inch door.
The only weak part of the door design is the system holding in the detachable screen or glass. It works, but takes some finesse when removing and installing each piece. You have to be careful not to bend the detachable strips the wrong way, or you can ruin them.
July 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Charlotte I hate the product-DO NOT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!
We bought the series 3000 from Home Depot and made a very serious mistake going with the less expensive version w/ the plastic retainers that are used to hold the screen/storms in.
The retainers are very hard and complex to put in. They are cheap, too, and break easily. Also, the quality of the screen door is way below Andersen's standards. I complained to the Home Dept person in the Watertown, MA store about this problem and she said that "everyone complains about this door and we no longer recommends it,."
Instead of simply keeping what was an easy way to remove the screen or storms doors, the company though that it made the look "sleeker" by having these stupid and cheap retainers put in. The plastic retainers need to snap in ans finding the angle, grid and using the right pressure needed is very hard to do. Also, the whole thing looks cheap. DO NOT BUY.
June 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doorman Glad I bought it
Beautiful door, it looks great and feels well made. had it installed so cannot opine on difficulty of installation. A little hard to remove the glass pane retainers, should have got the 4000 just for that reason. The 4000 description suggested it had no removable glass, but I found out that it does and it is push'button easy to remove after I got mine installed.
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shellbeeg Pretty good door replacement of older version
We bought this door to replace the older model of the same brand and series. We are pretty happy with it. The only thing I don't like is that the newer model has plastic runners that hold the glass or screen in place. The older version had brass screw in brackets all around the sides to hold the glass or screen in. It just makes me nervous with three small children in the house. Also it is not a 45 minute install as indicated. Closer to two hours if you haven't installed doors before.
April 21, 2015