- Measure the size of the doorway (and your existing door).
- Make sure that you get a door with the correct facing. Face your existing door from outside - if the hinges are on the left, you have a left-handed door; if hinges are on the right, you have a right-handed door. (Note that some storm doors are reversible; you can install them to be either right- or left-handed.)
- Consider the type of material that best matches your budget and the appearance of your house. Storm doors are made in aluminum, vinyl, and a number of composite materials.
- Decide if you want a model with glass (or plastic) panes.
- Consider the style of the door - do you want a colonial look to match your home's architecture, or would something more modern be appropriate?
Things You Will Need
- Measuring Tapes
- Storm Doors
- Utility Knives
- Variable-speed Drills
- If you plan to install the door yourself, make sure it comes with an installation kit and complete instructions. You will need a utility knife and a power drill (with both drill bits and screwdriver attachments), and a tape measure or ruler.