Which way should storm door swing?

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Rhea Flatley asked a question: Which way should storm door swing?
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Date created: Mon, Dec 28, 2020 4:07 AM
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When viewed from the exterior of the home, a right-handed storm door will have a handle on the right-hand side of the unit, while a left-handed storm door will have a handle on the left-hand side of the unit.

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Our door swings outward, which means full contact door-to-frame protection around the entire door perimeter when debris missiles impact the door. An inward swinging door is only as strong as the hinge and latch points holding it to the frame and they must absorb the entire impact.

In trying to determine the swing of the screen door, I am presented with obviously two options, left hand and right hand. The entry door is a left hand swing, and by that I mean when pushing the door in, your left arm hits the hinge side. In the one scenario, i feel that by doing hinges on opposite sides, there is a natural flow into the house.

In Britain, front doors of houses and businesses open to the inside; builders claim this is the best solution because wind gusts endanger open doors. In the U.S., doors open to the outside and experts say this is safer for someone who needs to rapidly exit the building.

If the door opens to your right, it's a right hand swing door. If it opens to the left, it's a left hand swing. Additionally, should storm door handle be on same side as door? Now, hinging is either “left” or “right” and is simply determined by the side you want the storm door hinges to be on. See the picture for a visual reference.

Now, hinging is either “left” or “right” and is simply determined by the side you want the storm door hinges to be on. See the picture for a visual reference. Now, a good rule-of-thumb is that you want the handle of the screen door to be on the same side as the entry door. That's the way it is normally done.

A lot of times, the reason for installing a storm/screen door with the opposite swing of the entry door is because the handle sets will hit each other- not allowing the storm/screen door to latch. Other than that there is no "rule" as to swing. As far as the casing- it's hard to say by your description. Some pic's would really help.

Now, hinging is either “left” or “right” and is simply determined by the side you want the storm door hinges to be on. See the picture for a visual reference. Now, a good rule-of-thumb is that you want the handle of the screen door to be on the same side as the entry door. That’s the way it is normally done.

The front door is hinged on the right, so when you open it, it swings to the right. The front door also has a somewhat bulky Schlage key pad door lock (it's a bit bulkier than a standard lock). The builder says to have the storm door hinged on the left......

Open on the left, hinged on the right. By looking at the photo, for convenience to those standing outside, your screen door should open on the left. Visitors need somewhere to stand out of the way of the "swing" when opening the screen door.

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