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rpearlberg 11-16-2010 09:04 AM

Storm Door installation on metal door frame
 
We want to have a storm door installed on our front door. Home Depot sent someone out to measure for the install and they said they can't do it because our Pella front door has a metal frame. Any suggestions? Can the storm door be installed and they just don't want to deal with the metal frame?

hoz49 11-16-2010 09:06 AM

I'd say they don't want the "hassle" of drilling pilot holes in the metal frame. Get some new drill bits and DIY.

17Irish17 11-16-2010 09:36 AM

They don't want the hassle. It's not that hard to do.

rpearlberg 11-16-2010 10:11 AM

I was hoping for $97 that HD would do it....We paid $30 for them to come measure, and that goes towards the $97 installation....

Ron6519 11-16-2010 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rpearlberg (Post 535179)
I was hoping for $97 that HD would do it....We paid $30 for them to come measure, and that goes towards the $97 installation....

Post a few exterior photos.
Ron

rpearlberg 11-16-2010 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 535192)
Post a few exterior photos.
Ron

I will try to take some photos tonight when I get home.

Thanks!

HomeSealed 11-16-2010 04:38 PM

I suggest that you demand your $30 back because they don't know wth they are talking about.

DrHicks 11-16-2010 06:31 PM

It can be done. It's just harder, because you have to drill the holes in the metal frame before you can turn in the screws.

The folks from Home Depot just don't want to do the job.

Bud Cline 11-17-2010 05:23 PM

Use self-drilling screws.
You do need to get your thirty bucks back also.:)


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