Asked on Jun 23, 2018

What can I do to keep the hot Fl sun from splitting my wood front door

DeeB. EnneBrenda Brandt Deason
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I already had installed a storm door & had it tinted but it still gets very hot with the sun beating down on it.
Need some type of roof, overhang?


6 answers
  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Jun 23, 2018

    I would cover the front porch area, extending the roof completely over top of it. You can put in a couple recessed lights.
  • Barbara
    Barbara
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Yes, shade and protection from the elements is what is needed. With the sun hitting the glass in your storm door and moisture caught between the two doors the heat is more intense causing damage. An awning would be nice but before you go the expense of adding awnings or a roof how about pricing a new fiberglass door? You may come out ahead and get a new look in the process.


  • Jcraw
    Jcraw
    on Jun 23, 2018

    I vote a portico or larger overhang. It will not only save the door, but keep guests a bit dryer as well.

    Below is a portico that’s rather large for you, but the lines are simple. I think it could be charming if you used pillars on either side Instead of side supports. Likely a bit safer for wind, as well.
    Pinterest.com, search for front door porticos, and you’ll see lots of marvelous choices.


    • Adrie
      Adrie
      on Jun 23, 2018

      Excellent idea. I thought something l that would be great for my 1920 cottage front door overhang.
  • Brenda Brandt Deason
    Brenda Brandt Deason
    on Jun 23, 2018

    it looks so pretty that I don’t like to suggest painting it white, but that might help. It would reflect, rather than absorb, a lot of the heat.
  • B. Enne
    B. Enne
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Your storm door may be making it worse. When I went to buy a door for my cottage, they told me that adding a storm door, even a tinted one, would void the warranty due to heat build-up.
  • Dee
    Dee
    on Jul 12, 2018

    You could also just get an awning for over the door.

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