Asked on Jul 12, 2018

How to make a decorative screen door usable for winter?

PattiMogie

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Wondering if anyone has modified a screen door to add plexiglass to make it usable for winter? I love the decorative screen doors available for my Victorian house, but cannot find a similar one with glass. I thought I heard/read that someone just had plexiglass cut to fit. I am curious if it worked out okay. Thanks.

2 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Storm door.

    • Virginia S.
      on Jul 12, 2018

      Yes, I know storm doors are the most efficient, but they don't make them as decorative as the Victorian screen doors. I have storm doors now and know that this old house needs all the help it can get to help keep out the cold, so I'm looking for something functional and pretty!
  • Patti
    on Jul 12, 2018

    What a great idea! I haven't seen it done; but, I would think it would be easy to do - maybe using decorative mirror clips (with little foam pads to keep it from rattling). If you do it, post it!
    I took the ugly aluminum storm doors off my c.1930 house when we bought it and I do miss the functionality of them. This would be a great solution.
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