Storm doors and fiberglass entrance door

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Topic by johnrb posted 06-26-2008 10:17 PM 9119 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2008 10:17 PM

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Hi Everyone,

I am new here and would like to ask a question. i recently replaced my wooden front entrance door with a fiberglass door due to the exposure to the sun which caused the panels to shrink so much that there was a 1/4 to 3/8 gap on one side. I expect the fiberglass door will solve that, but to get to my question…I would like to put a storm door over the fiberglass door, but it is in the sun for ~ 8 hours a day. Do I have to worry about any problems with the fiberglass door if I do that?

Thanks in advance;

johnrb – Upton, MA

-- - John, Upton, MA

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06-27-2008 06:43 PM

I can’t see any problem with that unless you painted it…even then it should be ok.

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06-27-2008 06:57 PM

Thanks for the reply, Gel Stain and Poly were used to finish it, so hopefully all will be well if I put up the storm door.

-- - John, Upton, MA

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06-29-2008 05:11 PM

There shouldn’t be any problem with putting a storm door over your new fiberglass door.

A good quality storm door with low E glass will protect the new exterior door from the sun as
well from the wind and rain.

Rick from Northern Illinois

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