Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 88
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chip Please read this before you purchase this door
I'm 66 and although not Bob Villa from This Old House, have been doing home improvements on my home for 30+ years. This door and its install were 18 hours of absolute agony. And that was with one call to the 1800 install line for help. The help-line overseas person informed me the 32" x80" door couldn't be made to fit and 81" opening so i had to build a smaller frame for the door. Step by step instructions were anything but. Pictures in the install manual were poor and the wording was even worse. Got the door in only to discover my current doorknob was larger that the storm door would accomodate. This after 8 hours getting the rough install completed. Get the picture. Solution: either spend the $97.00 to have Home Depot install the door or but another door another model.
April 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MrOmen13 Decent door for 1 year until warranty expires
We bought two of these doors a year and a few months ago. The back door never seemed to latch properly (installed by professional contractor, not me) and the other day i couldnt get out the door! Turning the handle did nothing, so we had to pry the door open and noticed that there is a pin on a spring that transfers the turning of the handle to the latch. This pin broke. Anderson/Emco said the door is in warranty still, but the hardware is not. Huh? So I can buy a hardware kit for $60 or a new door. I think i will be going Pella. Oh, and the second door seems like it is about to break now too. Great!
September 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYJill So far so good...
We bought this as a replacement door to one that was heavy, broken, and at a minimum 10 years old. Our biggest difficulty is the fact that the actual frame of our doorway is crooked, not much we can do about that (Not HD or Emco's fault), and the installation pieces don't leave much wiggle room to adjust. In an attempt to avoid any rot or corrosion, we actually placed clear silicon around any of the screws that were installed in the door on both sides. I don't see where a door could rot from the inside out unless it was hitting a part of the door frame or had something else additional rubbing up against it.
Time will tell, but I love the aesthetics of this door. It's beautiful and functional. It wasn't until we visited a store that we realized the glass panels comes all the way off the door for full ventilation. I look forward to having a bug free, well ventilated kitchen this spring/summer.
April 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jay24 Rusts after just a few years
Good - lasted under the warranty before rusting, Andersen provided a full replacement after I submitted pictures of the rust on the lower left corner. They give you one year after approval to pick up replacement at Home Depot. Stupid is they want you to bring the door with you... Great if you have an door behind it, bad if it's to a breezeway and no door behind it. If I were buying new, I would look for a different brand.
July 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ScubaRon Junk!!!
Got this door about 2 years ago and it's rotting out badly. Looked good when first installed, but doesn't last, and I even have a awning over it. Waist of money!!!
June 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by a123 Not for replacement
This door is not a good option as a replacement door. If you are not building the opening to fit, there is very little wiggle room. Trim pieces are narrow, and don't allow for much adjustment. It took a lot of shimming to make it fit in a 36" pre-hung door.
June 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by UnhappyDoor Door degraded in one year
This storm door was showing a small bump on the bottom slab when I bought the house a year ago. Now one fall and winter later the bottom has rotted/burst through at both bottom edges and grey stuff is sprinkling out. The door does not close anymore as it is so swollen up at the sides. Evidently the design/structure allows water and moisture inside the door panel which results in prompt degradation. Emco says warranty does not cover because the door was already installed when I bought the house. Clearly will be looking at a replacement product from a different manufacturer.
September 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A11111 This storm door seems sturdy and looks great
There is one downside to this door: NOT easy to install. In fact, our Master Carpenter/handyman could not figure out how to attach the latch after working extra hard on our crooked entry way. Perhaps if the installation was easier, the latch would have been easier, but it's SO TINY and the instructions not that clear.
December 13, 2011