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how do you replace a storm door handle?

The inner handle on my storm door fell off. Are there any special measurements that I need to take or do storm doors have fairly standard sizes and placement of screws?

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Posted 2013-04-21T00:00:38+0000  by sharonas sharonas

Hello sharonas  and welcome to the community!


No special sizes needed, you just need to determine what you have. There are 2 types of storm door handles; there is the surface type and mortise type.


The one you see below is the surface type. These are held in place with 2 screws, and there a hole between the 2 screws that activates the latching mechanism, there are the most common. 



The second type of storm door handle is a mortise (below). The locking mechanism is embedded into the door. These are commonly used by manufactures of more expensive doors, and usually they can come in different finishes. Both types are fairly easy to replace, just follow the instructions. If you can bring in the old lock, we can find you a replacement. 




Posted 2013-05-10T14:20:58+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
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