Clever Storm Door Solution

Here is a 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 giveaways 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”.

The 720 page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book is available in bookstores and from online retailers. It is the perfect holiday gift for the old house lover on your list!

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in the shop on this page, click here: https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Bookstores can order copies from W.W. Norton.

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