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Old 09-29-2015, 01:18 PM   #1
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Another Round Top Aluminum Storm Door


What a difference a nice square and plumb jamb makes. If you remember the last one of these we did, we had to replace the chewed up brickmold on a squirrel'ly jamb that was different thicknesses all the way around the door.

When doing these "shaped" top aluminum storm doors your measurements are absolutely critical. Not just the height and width of course, but the "spring line." The spring line is the exact point the jamb (or brickmold - whichever you are mounting the door to) changes direction from straight to the radius. If you are off at all, the door just isn't going to fit correctly.

This particular opening was nice, clean and like I said.... square and plumb. Plus, the spring lines were the exact same on both sides.



Double checking all measurements prior to dry fitting....



Cutting the side Z-Bar to length....



Final dry-fit and double checking everything one more time....




And, Voile.... a perfect fit and a great looking storm door....



This particular Arch Angle storm door has the removable glass and removable screen. The homeowner chose the screen for now since the weather will still be nice for quite some time yet.

I can't say enough good things about Arch Angle. When they ship these doors, they are VERY securely crated with everything wrapped in heavy bubble wrap. Short of a fall off of a dock, you have no worries of damage.

Looks nice no? I know my customer sure was happy....

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You know, as tricky as these things are to install (there are several steps that must be followed in a particular order), this one went in quite easily. We were there, un-crated, un-packed, installed and cleaned up in right about two hours.

I followed the guys when they left and bought them lunch for a job well done.

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Nice work. I don't think I've seen any arch top doors around here, I wouldn't know where to start. You'll be the "go to" guy in your area.
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Nice work. I don't think I've seen any arch top doors around here, I wouldn't know where to start. You'll be the "go to" guy in your area.
Thanks. MDj.... Arch Angle is located in Medina OH. They will only sell to competent contractors, not home owners. . As an established contractor.... we typically, sell what we have access to and what we have confidence in.

There are a lot of older homes - especially in historic districts.... that need a company like Arch Angle to provide them with high quality products, and contractors like all of us to install them.

Thanks for the kind words....
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Very nice, John. Did you have to jump through any hoops for the work in an historic district?
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I hope there is a test. Been seeing some crazy installs lately that are worse than DIY, but done by "contractors"

Great looking door.
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Thanks Bob... Not on this one. This home was just outside of the technical borders of the historical district, but still considered by everyone to be a part of it.

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Looks like the polka dot door.

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