When it comes to residential screen doors or anywhere else you live in, you might think that your only choice are boring mesh doors that creak and fly when a tornado comes along, however, nothing could be further than the truth. Those doors, in fact, are made to withstand the wildest of storms and that's why they're also called storm doors.
What would you consider residential screen doors? Well, for us, they should be easy to install and when we say easy to install, we do mean that you can install each of them in 45 minutes or so with only the basic tools.
Aside from being easy to install, they should also be energy efficient. Energy efficient simply means you won't have to use your HVAC system so much in order maintain a certain temperature.
Another trait of a good residential screen door is that it should provide you with proper ventilation.
We looked at one website and were surprised to find at least fifty types of the same door. While some doors possessed one or two traits we mentioned above, there are those that possessed all three. Of course - and we really don't have to say it doors that easy to install, energy efficient and provide better ventilation are more expensive than others. At least $300 is the price you would pay for these perfect doors. As for the others, you can get them for $250 or so. Can you do away with screen doors? Not if you want to extend the life of your main door, and not if you want to have insects coming in through your door. That said, once you have your main door installed, take the time to shop for a screen door. As we said before, there are many versions of the same door, it's impossible for your door frame to become a fashion victim.
If you're going to shop for a screen door, make sure you look at at least three sellers so that you're getting the best pruice. If yo want to, you can also haggle for a lower price. You can certainly do this if you are buying several doors at once. (You might only need one screen door, but some of your friends might.)
Remember, screen doors have been around for some time, however, it's only know that we're seeing improved versions, thanks to technology and man's constant hunger to improve.