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Old 06-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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I need to install an aluminum storm/screen door on my porch. However, the door must swing inward which places the normal inside of the door facing outwards. Can the window/screen frame & track be reversed to operate from what was the outside of the door? Can the closing cylinder be mounted on what was normally the outside of the door? In order to accomplish this, will the door have to be "special ordered"? Additionally, is there an aluminum frame door available with spring hinges that does not require a cylinder for closing?

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If the storm door swings inward, how do you open the main door from the outside?

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The door will be installed on a screened-in porch leading to the steps outside. There will not be another door present.
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There will not be another door present.
So the 'Front" door is really the outside door to the porch?

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I need to install an aluminum storm/screen door on my porch. However, the door must swing inward which places the normal inside of the door facing outwards. Can the window/screen frame & track be reversed to operate from what was the outside of the door? Can the closing cylinder be mounted on what was normally the outside of the door? In order to accomplish this, will the door have to be "special ordered"? Additionally, is there an aluminum frame door available with spring hinges that does not require a cylinder for closing?
Can the window/screen frame & track be reversed to operate from what was the outside of the door?

Looking at my Larson Door, it appears that it could.

Can the closing cylinder be mounted on what was normally the outside of the door?

As long as the door is flush on the inside and the frame of the opening is on the outside, then yes.

In order to accomplish this, will the door have to be "special ordered"?

That would be my choice, easier than remodeling a brand new door.

Additionally, is there an aluminum frame door available with spring hinges that does not require a cylinder for closing?

Iíve never seen one. The purpose of the closer is to return the door without slamming it. I could see that being a problem with a spring hinge.
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I have seen these type doors installed when a local company builds "screen rooms" on patios. The first one I saw, I thought was quite unique in that the door swung inward. That's what the customer wanted and that's what the company ordered for her. The closer was indeed on the outside and at the top, she had little doggies and didn't want them to get into the closer. I would suggest contacting a local "screen room", "patio enclosure" company and ask about this. The cost may not be much more than fooling with trying to reverse a normal storm door. David

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