Forum Title: Replace doors or put in storm doors?
I have a renovated farm house from the 1960's. The guy who remodeled was a contractor who took stuff from other buildings, apparently, but made them look good. The front and back exterior door are not square and putting weatherstripping hasn't worked. You can still see daylight. Last winter was a nightmare as we had an unusual arctic north wind whipping through the house. My first thought was put storm doors in and that would fix it. Others have told me no, that won't really help. They said I need to have someone put in new pre-hung doors. What's your take on this issue?
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: JEAN MURPHY (Avondale, AZ), 01/22/2019

Are these slab doors or panel doors?? 1) If I sand them wont that screw up the grain. I can't see why they would need sanded. 2) If I can't brush or roll them, what size compressor and spray gun will I need? With a good brush and roller, you can achieve spray quality results (or better), especially on embossed grain where it's a little forgiving. 3) What type of primer should I use? I'm surprised they weren't primed at factory. Is this bare Masonite? Please wait for advice on that. 4) What type of paint? Latex Enamel. I would use semi gloss.

- MIGUEL FULLER (Fullerton, CA), 02/10/2019

Well, a good storm door actually costs more than a sale priced exterior prehung door. If the door is drafty, a storm door won't help much anyway. Storm doors help, but they aren't completely air tight either. So I'd say you should probably replace the doors.

- LARRY T (Fresno, CA), 02/25/2019

I agree, if the current doors can't be made to fit, replacement is needed. btw - welcome to the forums!

- LILLIE LYONS (Rio Rancho, NM), 02/02/2019

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