In the last house renovation I treated myself to a really good solid mahogany front door. Previously it was an okay midgrade wood Dutch door and attached was a wooden screen glass combination storm. Two of the other exterior doors have wooden screens and I don’t need to tell you how they warp and weft in the cold and heat.
We vowed to not have another wooden screen door again, ever. Enter Larson screen doors.
Really good quality. We bought one for a back door that has a slide up and down screen/glass option so there’s no unscrewing a screen and finding the glass.
The only model we are thinking of for the front door is a full view door, with no divider bar to take away from the beauty of the front door. That does mean swapping out the screen for glass but that’s okay if it gives me the light and breeze I need from the screen. The front door light and breeze is CRITICAL to the flow of air in the house and CRITICAL to the light in the front two rooms.
Installation however is no cake walk. The door handle is considerably proud of the trim which means an extension has to be built onto the existing trim to make the screen close.
And therein lies the rub. The extension jamb kit is not something Larson sells so it means either buying a third party kit from Home Depot or Lowes or getting Mr. EOS to make it from scratch. The latter is preferred because he’s a perfectionist. The latter is also bad because he’s a perfectionist and I want the door up this year! 🙂
Then comes the decision of which color Larson door is right. Some say white so it blends in with all the white trim and fades away. I say NO WAY…. white would be horrible.
There’s Almond. Black. Brown. Cranberry. Green. Sandstone. White.
Vote now. I voted Black.