Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 177
Rated 4 out of 5Â by westbank5501 Very attractive door with substantial handles and locks
Just installed this door and so have little experience with its use. The frame is substantial and very sturdy, no bending or twisting. Handles and locks are another reason to buy this series. The ventilation feature is worth every penny. This is not an easy installation. It is like an erector set. Lots of pieces and lots of instructions and in its own way a interesting challenge to install. Two people are needed to install. The door is too heavy for one person to lift and measure. Once the door is up one person can finish the job. It is important to measure not just the width but also the height. Shimming the door from the top can eliminate problems with the sweep. I had to shim the locking panel and move it a half inch so it would meet up with the door. If you are using a drill with a torque adjustment. lighten the torque when tightening up the screws especially on the door hinges or use a screw driver for the last few turns. These are easily stripped. Yes you will have to lay on the ground to put the door closer on. Having a younger assistant is a plus for this step. Being patient and reading the instructions till you understand them makes this a very do able project.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Phil New storm door
The door we installed it with was not made to have this door installed over it. I had to add 1 1/2 " spacers on both sides to clear handle. I have wood shop so that wasn't a problem for me. It does take some experience to install. But all in all it can be done.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bullseye Best screen door ever
Read lots of bad reviews about this door. All I can say is buy it if you are not happy return it. The home depot stand behind you 100%. It is the best screen door on the market . Bought it when it was on sale.Very easy to install with very good directions.Rule of thum measure twice cut once. It took 3 full hours for my son & I to install.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by rundmc40 We love them!
I've read some of the other reviews, and I'm surprised so many people are unhappy with these. We bought three and had them professionally installed, and we love them. I did have to have our installer adjust the lock on one of the doors, as it felt like it was scraping or grinding a bit, but he fixed it easily before he left, and we've had no complaints whatsoever. They keep the bugs out and let in nice cross breezes, and so far, my active 4 year old hasn't broken or damaged any door parts. We've had them for about 6 months and don't regret the purchase at all. It sounds like we were smart to let Home Depot install them, though, from reading the other reviews. Good luck!
April 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CaptainMike Be Aware...
As others have said, Not for the Average DIY person. Andersen has made this door one of the most difficult to install. I just installed two for a Customer (I am a Contractor). Reading the instructions and doing a quality install will take 3 hours. There's some tricks, after drilling the holes for the Lock, assemble the entire lock and handles BEFORE you put the 2 screws that hold the locking mech. to the door end. The Top Inside will have two small screw holes (the plastic locking handle goes there and the Screen will be at the top). Andersen's instructions does not give good advice on locating the Top and Front.
November 15, 2011