How to Remove a Storm Door Frame

One way to improve the look of your home is by replacing the old storm door. Storm doors come in a variety of styles to suit individual tastes. But before installing a new storm door, the old one must be removed. The frame for most storm doors consists of three separate pieces. You must remove each piece individually when removing it from the door frame. This makes disposal a little less difficult and also helps prevent damage to the door opening.

Step 1

Open the door slightly and unhook the end of the closer from the door bracket. Depending on the door, the closer either will simply unhook or have a pin that must be pulled out to release it from the bracket.

Step 2

Remove the screws securing the jamb bracket of the door closer with a Phillips screwdriver. Open the storm door fully to access the hinge screws on the door frame. Ask a friend to hold the door while removing the hinge screws with the screwdriver. Remove the door from the frame.

Step 3

Score the outside edge of the frame where it meets the door jamb with a utility knife. This cuts through any paint or caulk that might form a seal between the jamb and door frame.

Step 4

Find the screws that secure the side frames to the door jamb on each side. The screws usually are on the front of the storm door frame. Remove the screws with the Phillips screwdriver. Pull the storm door side frames from the door jamb. If necessary, tap the back of the frame with a mallet to knock it away from the door jamb.

Step 5

Remove the screws securing the top of the storm door frame to the top of the door opening. Pull the frame piece from the door opening.


Kenneth Crawford

Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.