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Question DetailsAsked on 12/13/2017

should outside storm doors fall apart after only a couple of years due to the elements.

back door storm doors bought and install by large retailer are falling apart due toelements

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Absolutely not - IF properly finished. Course you may have gotten a cheap product that is falling apart (presumably wood frame), but a lot of the doors at box stores are primed, not finish painted - if that is what you got, no surprise it would fail after some direct rain exposure. Properly painted/finished door should last 10+ years if kept properly painted (maybe every 2-4 year depending on amount and severity of exposure).

Course - wood storm door - that is a no brainer (as in only someone with no brain would do that these days). Should be aluminum to actually serve as a weather barrier, which is what a storm door does.

Course, uyour best solution - a roof or awning over the door to keep all but the most horizontal rain (assuming that is rare on your area) from hitting it at all.

Check your warranty - probably not more than 1 year and probably less, but even if out of warranty if you contact the store they MAY give you some compensation - especially if you subtly mention you asked about this on Angies List, because that lets them know a bad review is in the offing if they do not do something to at least partly make it right.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD


they shouldn't but if you don't have them completly in then they won't stay.

Answered 2 years ago by jdog

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