What is included when you buy a storm door?


Thanks to everyone for the past year for answering my questions! I’m finally on the home stretch of renovating this old house! Went to Home Depot today and after waiting for 40 minutes I just left. I have a hideous back storm door that is black on the outside and brown on the inside! I saw a nice white Larson door but I have 2 questions about it. First, there is a black metal frame around the doorway of the old door.....am I going to have to paint this white or will the new door have a new white frame? Also, the metal strip that you step onto has seen much better days..... does the new door include this strip or is it a separate purchase? Thank you once again!

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  • It depends were you buy it from. All stores are different

    • Em Em on Aug 26, 2020

      Larson comes with standard frame. Different stores may SELL different brands but rarely would you even be able to find one that comes with a threshold.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 24, 2020

    I would go to Larson's website and look for the door you like there and it will tell you what comes with the door. It should come with the weather stripping and the frame. The threshold is a separate purchase.

    What I do at Home Depot is look online for my store and find the item I want and order it and pick it up. It makes life so much simpler and whatever item you order, it will give you a list of what comes with the door.


  • Em Em on Aug 24, 2020

    The Larson we bought had a frame and no the threshold is not included.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 24, 2020

    If you look at the Home Depot site, the description of the particular door will tell you what is included. Usually a threshold is a separate piece and not considered a part of any door purchase.

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 24, 2020

    Hi Chriss. The new door will include a new door frame. The threshold will be purchased separate. You will have to remove the old door frame before you can install the new one. Good luck Chriss.

  • Dee Dee on Aug 24, 2020

    I have a Larson door and it came with the frame and all the hardware.

    You can always use Rustoleum spray paint to match the door in case your Larson does not come fully equipped. The Metal threshold is a separate purchase.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Aug 24, 2020

    Hi Chris, you will probably have to buy a lock of some sorts. Hope this helps you. Screen door types

    Hinged screen doors are the most common type — they use three-part hinges and attach in front of, or behind, an existing exterior door. Some are simply screens with aluminum or vinyl frames, while others come with glass panels that slide and lock open.Jan 24, 2013

    3 Things to Know about Screen Doors | Angie's List

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  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 25, 2020

    We got a storm door at Lowe's a few years ago. What you get can vary from brand to brand. But generally it includes the frame and the door. Sometimes the handle is included but they seemed to be phasing that out. Of course the screen was included as well as the screws needed. But check first with the sales person so you don't end up returning to the store to buy something not included.

    • Chriss Grijak Chriss Grijak on Aug 25, 2020

      Thank you for the info! Glad I talked to salesman at Lowe’s.....storm doors don’t come with a threshold (learned this today!) but interior doors do!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 28, 2020

    The new door should come with that stuff but if its on sale it might not so when you see it is not there just buy it.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 30, 2020

    You can purchase with it without hardware. You will have to check the packaging to make sure you get what you need but nothing else.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 30, 2020

    storm door doesn’t come with a saddle or header only a frame