What kind of wood should I use for a screen door?

When it comes to selecting wood, there is no finer choice than Mahogany. An exotic wood imported from Africa, Mahogany has a medium to course texture which absorbs finishes very well. This wood is extremely durable and will make an exceptional screen door!

How thick is a screen door?

1-inch thick
Solid vinyl screen doors are 1-inch thick and wood doors are 1-1/8 inches thick.

What is the thickness of a storm door?

Constructed of 1-inch thick wood core with maintenance-free vinyl surface.

How do you frame a screen door?

  1. Measure the screen door. Start by measuring the width and height of the screen door.
  2. Measure and cut the studs. Next, measure 4 to or 5 studs and measure them to fit the height of the door.
  3. Nail the jamb in place.
  4. Mark the hinge locations.
  5. Attach the hinges.
  6. Try to hang the door.

How do you seal a wooden screen door?

All stained/unpainted screen doors must be sealed with at least 2 coats of Spar varnish. This will fill all of the tiny pores in the wood to block out moisture. It also contains UV blockers that offer fade resistance and limits damage from exposure to sunlight.

What is the standard screen door size?

The standard screen door size is 32-38 inches in a typical US home. The width of the storm door should match the trim of the front door that it accompanies. Other factors that also affect the size of the screen door include the door jamb and the door sill.

What’s the rough opening for a screen door?

Typically, for a 36-inch screen door, the rough opening should be 36-inches by 80.5-inches. Standard screen doors should allow for adjustments of 3/8-inches from side to side, and 1-inch at the bottom. Installing a raised aluminum threshold in the rough opening is a great way to seal the base.