Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 72
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Drumcarver Nice Storm Door, well made.
Bought 2 of these for my screened in porch. Took about 2 hours each to install. Not too difficult. They look nice and are solid in compared to standard aluminum. The closers work good also and are of higher quality than included with a lot of other screen doors I have installed in the past.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CW Door rotting inside and out and it is less than 2 years old.
This is the replacement to the first door that did the same thing; see the photos. I did file a warranty claim which EMCO processed and approved but I doubt that I will be purchasing the same door again. IF you do file a claim, along with pictures of the door itself, send a picture of the door's serial number as well. Also EMCO wants you to bring the door back to Home Depot to get the replacement and if you are not an installation specialist or have a vehicle that can transport the door you then have another problem. The last time, HD sent out someone with the replacement door and took the old oneback. If you do decide to replace the door, I hope you can arrange that.
October 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DH First door rotted from inside had to be replaced; second door is doing the same thing.
Home Depot installed both doors, did a very rushed job each time (same HD contractor). During the installation of the doors, they did not caulk any of the seams between the door frame with the second door leaving a very visible gap on the hinged side. Was told it was not their responsibility to caulk the door. Then again this is in Northwest Florida where 95% of the contractors do a half-assed job. Will be starting the claim process for the second door soon.
September 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rayteach2003 Undecided
I purchased two of these storm doors for two different houses as the person prior to me mentioned. Both of them rotted over a period of a year each respectively. I am considering selling the house, but need to put a new storm door to replace the old one. I am undecided whether to purchase the same one to dress the door opening up or simply remove it and hope for the best. Although the doors I purchased were inexpensive, they should have lasted well over at the least 5 years. They didn't even last one before they began showing small rotting pits in the main bottom flat part of the door. Of course, within a short time thereafter, the small rotting pits grew to huge cancers. If you plan on keeping your home, I would recommend purchasing a better product other than this model. As others have said here on this board, I too am a bit concerned whether to purchase another or not. I talked to the people at Home Depot and they said to contact the manufacturer. I did contact the manufacturer (EMCO), within the year of the second purchase, but due to my bad record keeping habits, I had no proof other than that Home Depot might have, therefore, I did not receive a call back or other support. If you purchase, keep your paperwork and hope that EMCO will make it good for you.
March 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GMAC Door rotted and split
This door was installed around 3 years ago. Shortly after that (less than one year), the door had "split" on the outside. Having 3 kids, I immediately thought they had done something. Then, I saw that on the inside and outside, the material inside had swelled and was flaking off, and there were several holes. I was browsing the site for a replacement when I came across the door we had purchased and saw that my problem is the rule rather than the exception. My question is this: WHY is this door still being sold knowing how many people have experienced problems?
January 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ricbrk GREAT door, "but"
Since it's only my wife and I now, we decided to go with this door. It was easy to install, and appears to be sturdy. As to whether it holds up and the particle board core doesn't disintegrate like other reviewers claim is yet to be seen. I use spray automotive wax on my exterior and garage doors twice a year to repel water, so that may help. Although I like this door, there are a couple factors I feel should be considered. First, the hinge bushings are plastic, not brass. If this door will be installed in a high usage area, this will probably be the second area to fail. The first area is the screen. The screen should be on the top, and, it is not installed well at the factory. We had to push the strip that holds the screen in at 2 points on the door. Other than that, this is a great door for the price.
July 7, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TheDoctor Low Quality Materials
I installed this door in 2007 and this week I finally had to contact the manufacturer for warranty replacement. The door has rotted from the inside, the particle board is rotting so badly, the glass almost fell out, when I press on the panels, the door no longer feels solid, but spongy. I removed the window and examined the wood, which was almost solid black and crumbles to the touch. I strongly urge people to save your receipts, because if this door gets wet, and most storm doors do, it will only last a few years. I loved the door when I first installed it, it had a reasonable price and was easy to install. The manufacturer said wrapped in vinyl, but it just has vinyl pieces glued over the particle board, easily allowing water to get inside. The door should have been sealed in vinyl instead.
When my warranty claim is processed, I will be upgrading to an aluminum door instead.
July 10, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SteveW Works well for its purpose as storm door, but not 5 star worthy
My wife picked this up for our back door out to the deck so that we could reduce the draft coming through the door as well as to protect the wooden door from the dog jumping up to get in. Install of the storm door was definitely a two person job, as I expected from a previous door install at another house.
I would have given this storm door a 5 star rating if it weren't for the low quality short screws provided for the side door jamb pieces. My 50 lb border collie/black lab was excited to go outside one day and was able to push the jamb where half of it separated from the wall and destroyed the screws in the process. When we later had a break in at our home through the same doorway, the installer of the new door put in much larger steel screws to hold the jamb in place.
Also the top section has these two pieces to cover the gap from this door frame not being designed for a 32x80 rough door opening, which is odd looking and didn't really work that well as it still lets a draft in, but at least it looks closed off for the most part.
November 22, 2015