Storm door handles break or become tarnished long before the door need replacing, but installing a new handle is a simple job that can usually be finished in a few minutes. I installed this handle and deadbolt on my storm door last week to replace the one I previously had for 20 years. While you’re measuring, make sure the doorjamb and surrounding trim are solid, level and plumb. Storm doors can be installed to open to the left or to the right. You’ll find it more convenient to install your storm door so that the handle is on the same side as the handle on the door behind the storm door.
Such kits are sold with installation and operating hardware, although handles and locksets are often sold separately. The storm door connects to the frame with hinges and has either a hydraulic or pneumatic door closer that pulls the door closed automatically. Installation Note: The key cylinder is not pre-installed. After installing cylinder rotate the key 180 degrees and remove. After cylinder is installed and key removed, install storm door handle Parts and hardware for windows, doors, closet doors, shower doors and more. This story shows how to install a storm door. In addition, a storm door prolongs the life of the entry door by protecting it from the elements. When installing the storm door handle, make sure it will not bump into the entry door handle.