Many homeowners add a new storm door to increase the functionality of their entryways. To ensure you get to achieve the results that meet your expectations, be sure to shop from Hinge Outlet, Inc. for quality and craftsmanship that you can trust. Before you start browsing through our online catalog, here are several steps that you can follow for measuring a storm door that best fits your entryway.
Get Precise Measurements
There is no cutting involved if you already have an existing doorway. You need to take the exact measurements of the doorway to ensure that the storm door that you are ordering offers a precise fit. The two measurements you need to take for a storm door are its width and height. It is advisable to measure the width and height at least twice to ensure you get an accurate measurement of each side.
Over time, door frames can warp because houses settle. The distance at the top of the opening may differ from the bottom so take three different measurements for the middle, top, and bottom for the width, and center, left, and right for the height. The measurements all need to be taken where the storm door will sit instead of where the front door already is.
Measure from the bottom of the threshold to the top for height and measure from left to right inside the brickmold for width, where the storm door will be installed instead of inside the door jamb. After you have gotten the three measurements for each side, the shortest height and narrowest width will be the size of the storm door that you need.
Check for Potential Obstructions
Before you shop for storm doors online for one that can actually fit your home, you need to ensure that you have the space to mount it. A surface area one inch deep and one inch wide with a 90° angle is needed for a storm door to be correctly installed. The brickmold on your door fold will need to be measured to make sure you have enough space.
Check your front entrance for any potential obstructions that may cause problems during installation or when the storm door has been mounted. Spot any handle or knob, doorbell, outdoor lights, décor, house numbers, and other design features. The elements that you can easily move out can be removed but permanent fixtures may need some work to get them out of the way so you can easily operate the storm door. Make use of the side of the hinge that has the fewest obstacles so your storm door can be swung properly.
Buy Top-Quality Storm Door Hinges from Hinge Outlet, Inc. Today
Hinge Outlet, Inc. provides free shipping for any orders above $100 and provides product exchanges if customers ordered the wrong finish or size. We also offer refunds if you are not satisfied with the product quality.
If you have any questions about our storm door hinges, feel free to contact us today.