Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cwhermann Decent Touch'N Hold Storm Door Closer
The closer on our brand new Anderson/Emco storm door was no match for February winds, as a gust blew the door right out of my hand as I opened it. Unlike previous events which either bent the closer rod, ripped it off the door jamb, or both, this time the closer itself just ripped open right at the end cap.
Since the Anderson warrantee doesn't cover wind damage, and not wishing to pay Anderson's exhorbitant price for door closers, I found this other brand on Home Depot's website. After doing some research on HD's and the company's own site, I went for the Smooth Close model. It was EXTREMELY easy to install - just popped out the two existing retainer pins, lined up this unit (keeping all the Anderson brackets in place), and replaced the pins. Took about a minute.
It does the job, on calm days. If you have ANY wind your door is subject to, DO NOT LET GO of the door until you manually push it closed. The closer does NOT have the oomph to hold and pull the door closed against any wind. Also, if your main door has a decent weather tightness, the air pressure seal created when the storm door closes against it can NOT be overcome by the closer's final pull, again requiring a manual push.
The site says the closer body is plastic. Quite frankly, you can't tell. It has the weight, appearance and feel of aluminum.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigErn Good replacement for the original door closer.
Bought this door closer to replace the original one which became defective (it would no longer allow door to close -- had to remove it). Closing the door now possible with this new closer, but need to keep in mind that U need to push button to hold it open -- NOT to allow door to close (kind of counter-intuitive). Would be better if U had to do it for both operations -- holding door open AND allowing door to close.
August 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Happycamper Better than the original
I was able to replace the closer that I got with the Anderson storm door in a few minutes using the existing hardware. So far this closer is much better than the original one which surprises me since I always felt Anderson made a really good product. Not perfect but a good product for the money.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BernieB Excellent product - Love it!
I have used this door closer more than 3 months with no problem. It works as advertised and definitely will buy it again...
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shaws04 Easy to install, Durable
I ordered this online and had it shipped to the nearest Home Depot store. It was shipped in a timely manner, HD was very communicative throughout the entire shipping and receiving process which made it worry-free for me.
I have an Anderson storm door. This closer kit came with everything I needed, and even a few extras. It was easy to install, it works great, and looks good.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wildstar Best door closer I've ever had.
I bought three of these to replace my old door slammer closers. I hated the sudden surge as the door closed, slamming them shut. You could hear the screen doors closing two blocks away, not to mention they were damaging the finish on the doors and the frames. I had repositioned the mounting on the closers so they closed the door before the last surge at the end of the travel, but the other closers did not have enough power to close the doors. These close almost silently and have enough power to pull the doors closed, even in a stiff breeze. The one touch button locks are great. Just open the door and push the button and they stay with no slipping. When you close them, just give the door a gentle push with your elbow, or shoulder or foot, and it will close behind you. Great when you're unloading groceries and both arms are full.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KMAN DOOR CLOSER WORKS GREAT
OUR LOCAL DOOR INSTALLER USED THESE CLOSERS ON INSTALLATION ABOUT A YEAR AGO. THEY WERE INSTALLED ON HEAVY HURRICANE RATED ENTRY DOOR AND THE FAMILY LIKED HOW THEY OPERATED. SO I PURCHASED A TOUCH AND HOLD CLOSER FOR OUR PATIO. THE OLD CLOSER WAS NOISY AND LEAKED OIL -- THIS ONE IS SMOOTH AND QUIET AND DON'T LEAK!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reggie Great Product
I have been replacing my old style screen door closures for the past couple of years. The door gets a lot of use in a windy area too. This product installed easier, and works better than the old style door closure. I was worried the wind my catch it and blow it back, but so far it hasn't. The ease of use is great. This product does exactly as advertised.
January 11, 2014