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Wooden Screen Doors vs. Aluminum Doors

  1. May 9, 2006 #1
    There was a period in the 80's when I used to notice whether someone had alumininum or wooden screen doors every time I drove past their house. In fact, I almost looked down my nose at such people and thought they were no better than pond scum (just kidding). I was going through a snooty stage. I'll tolerate the white aluminum doors but I despise the old-fashioned steely gray doors (and combination windows).

    I'm not wild about vinyl siding either but I can appreciate its practicality as it requires very little maintenance (no need to paint). However, I have heard that vinyl siding rots the wood underneath.


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  3. May 9, 2006 #2
    I love the bang of a old wood screen door, reminds me of when I was a kid. But because I live in the north, winter storm windows need to be put into the doors, and wood screen doors just don't have that option.
  4. May 9, 2006 #3


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    Ugh, the wooden doors always need painting and rot and fall off their hinges. I like a nice, white trim, storm/screen door...the kind you can put glass in for winter as added protection against the cold sneaking in under the front door, and screen in for the summer so you can keep it open and let the fresh air in without the bugs. But, whatever you want to do with your own house, that's cool with me...it's your house and should suit your own taste and style.
  5. May 9, 2006 #4
    I guess they have storm panel inserts but they're expensive.

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  6. May 9, 2006 #5
    Oh no, old wood doors are the best on an old country house! The paint cracks and chips away on all the wood surfaces and gives the house its charm. All the plastic houses are so......:zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
  7. May 9, 2006 #6


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    Sure they do.
  8. Aug 23, 2007 #7
    see what helen hoefele is writing about aluminum doors

    Choose a custom-made front entry door / storefront instead of a standard manufactured door.
    Even if you are working with a limited budget, it may still be worthwhile to invest in custom-made entry ways, rather than going with generics, especially if you invest in materials and a design that is expected to hold up well over time.
    I recommend: Consider consulting with an expert or specialist in the type of door you are considering. A company like http://www.steinerdoors.com/ that specializes in custom architectural aluminum door and window designs has the experience to recommend an appropriate style for your business and can even incorporate your logo and/or street address into the front entry door's design. These doors can be made to architects' specifications with styles ranging from French Doors, to Herculite Doors, to Custom Aluminum Front Entry Doors (that don't have an industrial look), to Architectural Doors (with styles from the 30's and 40's, a great fit for some cities), to Custom Retail Alumimum Storefronts.
    See full article from helen Here http://www.work.com/how-much-do-you-know-about-doors-and-the-part-they-play-in-the-curb-appeal-of-your-business-1887/ [Broken]
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