|Andersen 4000 fullview storm door|
Lower end units use thumb screws to hold the panels in place, which worked but is unsightly. Andersen answered this in the 2000 and 3000 series by using plastic strips that snap in place around the panels. These strips are hard to get in without a hammer and block, and even more difficult to remove without breaking them. Most homeowners never switch the glass and screen panels because of this difficulty. Not so with the 4000 series.
|Andersen 4000 storm door, black w/bronze hardware|
Both the 3000 and 4000 series storm doors are thicker with a solid feeling, and have redundant weatherstripping that makes them airtight when installed properly. Be sure to read and follow all instructions. The frame legs and door edge cover will have to be cut to fit your door opening. Installation takes approximately 3 hrs. If you are removing an older door, this is a good time to repaint the exterior door casings before installing the new storm door, especially since the aluminum frames on these units are about 1/4" narrower than older models, and old paint lines will show.
Andersen 4000 storm door reviews:
|Video: Installing an Andersen Storm Door|
|Video: Changing Glass on the 4000 Fullview Storm Door|