You might need a new storm door on your mobile home if it has experienced damage or your existing storm door is simply old and unsightly. It is also a great way to insulate against inclement weather. Here's how to do it yourself.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Drill or screwdriver
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Measure the height and width of the existing storm door. You will need these measurements to choose your new door. Most mobile home storm doors come in pre-set industry standard sizes so it should be fairly simple to find a replacement. Also, make sure to check on which side of the door the hinges are attached .
Unscrew the existing storm door and prepare it for disposal. Keep track of the screws and hinges you remove in case you lose any of the hardware that comes with the new door. You can use either a Phillips head screwdriver or a drill with a Phillips head bit.
Unpack your new door. Make sure to keep all your hardware in place. You might want to use a saw horse or a table to place your new door on for ease in preparation. Set up your work space near the door to make things easier as well.
Hang the new storm door. Use the top of the door frame as a guide when hanging the new storm door. Hold the storm door level with the top of the door frame. Use the Phillips head screw driver bit to screw the hinges into place. Do not put the screws in any already-drilled holes.
Attach the handle and locking mechanism. After you place the door on the frame you will be able to tell where the locking mechanism goes. Hold the mechanism in place as you slowly pull the door into place in the frame. After you have this in place you can screw it into place.
Screw the safety chain into the top of the door and into the door frame. Make sure the door can open to its fullest capacity. Open and close it several times to make sure all parts are working successfully.