A Comparison

I ended up buying the Pella Select Brown Full View Door. I would not buy a wood door after reading about both Pella and Larson's wood core doors rotting from the inside out.
I settled with this door because it is readily available in brown, and I sadly need a brown door in my condo.
You do not pay any more money for any different color.
It has double weatherstripping and an overlapping frame, which is not on the Pella Montgomery Full View Door, below.
Its cost: 179. Doable. Flat fee, plus, of course, tax. Charge for handles: $18.
It truly is Just a Door.
Plain glass, keyed security lock: No fee.
The weight of the door is substantial: I like that it keeps out Most of the Air (not all) and all of the rain/snow.
It is only 1 5/8" thick, compared to the Tradewinds door at 1 7/8".

I have read that the door knob/latch stops working after about a year, and my parents' door latch is shot: Their door is one year old. Not good.
The flimsy thing at its bottom that props the door open if you're bringing in groceries/dogs seems like it will break. It really is cheaply made.
NOTA BENE: It's been less than a year and some condensation is appearing near my door handle.
I did not install my door; I hear it's a bear to install. My installer rocked. frame colors, glass designs and hardware finishes.

  • Pella Select feature the exclusive Express Installation method; installation in as little as 60 minutes
  • This is hilarious. This does not occur.
  • Heavy-duty 1-5/8" frame with reinforced corners to keep the door square
Hardware/Knob Finish not included
Frame Construction Aluminum
Depth (Inches) 1.625
Warranty Limited lifetime (means one year, in English)
Built-in Keyed-Lock Sold separately*but I swear, I have its receipt; it was free*
Overlapping Frame Yes
Type of Weatherstripping Dual
The Tradewinds is the door I wanted. However, it's a special order for any color other than white, and I did not want to wait two weeks.

You pay an additional $70 for any other color than white.

The reasons I wanted it: You can slide the glass out, like it's an envelope, to pop in a screen. That little bar keeps the glass on its bottom stationary. That's really convenient.

Source: janineonadime.blogspot.com

National Hardware National Hardware V1953 Storm Door Latch in Solid Brass
Home Improvement (National Hardware)
  • Solid brass gives maximum corrosion resistance
  • Offers built-in device
  • Round knob outside with convenient lever inside
  • Polished brass finish enhances existing door and trim
  • Manufactured of solid brass for maximum corrosion resistance
  • Fits doors from 7/8 to 1-5/8 inches thick
  • LifeSpan Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Offers built-in locking device
  • Protective clear lacquer coating

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A Bit of Advice.

When you pull up the carpet check for soft points in the floor. Specifically near the exterior doors and near any heat vents, assuming they are in the floor.
The lady who owned mine before me didn't have a storm door and the floor near there is almost non-existant.
Just check carefully for soft spots.
I'm trying to do the same thing to my "manufactured home".

Vooralsnog alleen lichte schade door storm  — Nieuws.nl
Vooralsnog alleen lichte schade door storm. De storm die zaterdag over het land trekt heeft vooralsnog geen grote schade veroorzaakt. Brandweerwoordvoerders van verschillende korpsen hebben nog geen meldingen van grote incidenten binnengekregen.

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National Hardware National Hardware V1352 Door Closer Part Kit, Zinc Plated Steel
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  • Manufactured from steel
  • Kit is designed to replace damaged door closer brackets
  • Kit contains: 1-Jamb bracket, 1-Door bracket, 4-Long screws, 4-short screws, and 2-attachment pins
  • LifeSpan Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Door closer NOT included

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  • Avatar Mels How do I fix the draft in my patio door?
    Jan 30, 2008 by Mels | Posted in Maintenance & Repairs

    My sliding patio door has a draft between the stationary portion and the sliding portion when it is closed. When it is windy snow and/or rain will come through this space as well. I tried some weather stripping, but because it slides the adhesive has worn off. Does anyone know of a solution, or a different type of weatherstripping made for this issue? I have had no luck at hardware stores.

    • You can buy some weather stripping that has a double stick tape on one half and is flexible on the other half. It's mainly used for the bottom of doors but you can use it for your application. So you would stick it to the door and push the flexible part just slightly against the other panel so it would bridge the gap on your door.