Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 64
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 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 Mike Good value door!
Don't be an idiot and expect a 10 year door for a hundred bucks. That is called being cheap! I read reviews about how the door corroded from the inside out. So when I bought my door I also bought a tube of clear silicone for $4 and I siliconed the very bottom of the door because it was opened to the wood. I also siliconed all joints and I loosened all screws and siliconed before tightening back up. I did this because I live in the northeast where snow will pile up against the bottom of the door. It took me 10 minutes to silicone everything. I let it dry for 2 hours. It then took me about 45 minutes to install because I read the directions twice and install once!
June 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MIke Wood Core Expands When Exposed to Moisture
All EMCO door which contain a wooden core have a material defect. When exposed to moisture in the air, over time, the wood expands and causes tears and bulging on the seams of the aluminnm skin of the door body. Mine lasted 3 years before EMCO, a subsidiary of Andersen Doors, replaced it.
My advice, stay away from all EMCO aluminum skinned doors with wooden cores. The good news is that Andersen stands behind their warranty. I also own an Andersen front storm door, series 3000, and never had any problems with it.
Andersen needs to replace the wooden core or sufficiently seal it so that moisture cannot be absorbed.
June 25, 2015
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 TomH Loss of Quality
Bought two of these for two different homes. have purchased them in the past with good luck. This time, BOTH disintergrated, one the first six months, the other in the beginning of year two. Contacted Emco / Anderson, was told they would be replaced, provided all documentation including pictures, never responded. Contacted them again after three months, no response. The initial contact was a direct conversation with their customer service. They appear to have had a quality control issue. Each storm door was purchased at different locations (HD), so it was not an isolated incident. Beware, I will not bother to try them again. Very bad experience. I am gun shy on there windows now...
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bubble Storm Door
The storm door was pretty easy to install. The overall quality was good. It was well worth the price
June 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheDoorBuyer Nice for the Price
I think it's...Good.
Why isn't it Excellent? Because it's a $100 door that looks and feels like a $100 door.
An excellent door would be a more expensive door, which this is not.
The window in this door is rather flimsy and you do have to be careful when you pull it up or down, as it feels unstable, like it might come out easily. It hasn't, but that's because I'm careful when I open it.
I bought this door, because I wanted a cheap door. So, I got what I paid for. I wanted a door that goes from the laundry room to the garage. And this was the perfect door.
So, that said, this door does not see nor get any weather on it at all. It's indoors.
I can't attest to how long it would last if it did get rained on or snowed on.
For what I wanted this cheap door for...it's perfect! The perfect indoor door.
December 30, 2014