storm doors installation

Installing your Andersen® Storm Door

We're taking the hassle out of installing a storm door, so there's no second-guessing. Just a job well-done the first time.

Everything install:

Installation systems

*Actual tools required will vary between storm door models. See installation guide for details.
Rapid Install 1

Rapid install 1

The easiest installation option in the market today. Designed with the DIY audience in mind, we prehang the door so there is no cutting, minimal drilling and virtually no measuring required. We cut the Z-bars to length, assemble them on the door and drill the handle holes so you don't have to. Simply take the door out of the package and set it in the opening. The entire install takes less than an hour.*


Pro Install

Pro install

Designed with the professional installer in mind. We provide an unassembled door with a Z-bar of 81" that can be cut to length. An adjustable U-channel sweep makes necessary adjustments easy once the door in installed. The handle holes are predrilled to save time on the job, and our twist-to-lock hardware installation makes for a quality, easy install.*


Rapid Install 2

Rapid install 2

Offers a universally handed option, designed with the DIY audience in mind. We provide an unassembled door with Z-bars cut to length to save time on the job site. The process takes less than two hours, and no cutting is required.*


Installation videos

Storm Door Measure Installation

How to measure

How to get an accurate measurement for your new storm door.
Storm Door Installation
45 minute installation system

How to install

The 45-minute install system makes it faster and easier to install.
Installing Storm Doors with the 2-Hour Easy Installation System
2 hour installation system

How to install

Learn how to install storm doors with the 2-hour easy installation system.

Installation by door type

Fullview Interchangeable

Rapid install 1

Pro install

Rapid install 2

Fullview Retractable

Rapid install 1

Pro install

Rapid install 2

3/4 Light Ventilating

Rapid install 1

Pro install

Rapid install 2

1/2 Light Ventilating

Rapid install 1

Pro install

Rapid install 2

Storm door measure guide

1. Check to ensure door opening and trim allow enough space for a storm door.

DIMENSION A: Minimum ¾"width flat trim surface required

DIMENSION B: Minimum 1" trim (brickmould) depth required

DIMENSION C: Minimum of 2½" door frame (jamb) depth required*

*Note: Depending on the depth and location of your entry door handle set, additional clearance may be needed.

step 1

2. Measure door opening in order to determine the size storm door you need.

WIDTH MEASUREMENT: Measure the width of the door opening at the inside face of exterior trim on each side at top, center and bottom and record the shortest measurement.
(See measure points W1, W2 & W3 in the illustration at right.)

HEIGHT MEASUREMENT: Measure for the height from the sill to the underside of the brickmould at the top.
(See measure point H in the illustration at right.)

step 2

3. Determine the size you need based on the door opening measurements and the storm door model that is selected.

If your measurements are outside the standard width or height ranges shown, you will require a custom size door.


Storm Doors Measurement Guide
4. Choose the door handing that works best for your entryway.
measurement guide

Installation Instructions

Get installation instructions for your storm door, including preparing the rough opening, sealing, shimming, fastening, flashing and water management.
installation guides