Clever Storm Door Solution

While it appears at first glance that we are seeing the historic front door on this wonderful 1808 Federal style house, in fact we are looking at a replica of that door, installed as a storm door outside the original door – which remains in place.

The only give-aways that this is not the actual door are the visible hinges for an out-swing door (the original door swings in, like most entrance doors on American houses) and flush placement of the door with the surrounding trim (entry doors are typically recessed to accommodate swinging in).

For the warm weather months, the hinge pins can be pulled and the door switched out for a screen door that uses the same hinges.

Storm doors and other approaches to energy efficiency are covered in Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners. I didn’t notice this example in time to get it into the book, but it’ll likely make the next edition.

The 720-page best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 36% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

Signed copies are available directly from the author on this site. Amazon’s shipping time is currently delayed due to the Covid-19 crisis, but copies can be shipped from here within days following all CDC recommendations for safety.

Some local bookstores are open for phone orders and pickup, they can order copies from W.W. Norton.

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