Orders can be placed by phone (310) 548-4142, or by filling out the secure order form on our website. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Since our doors are custom made to order, payment is required before production can be started. Doors can be shipped anywhere within the United States. California orders subject to sales tax. We do not sell or share any of your information. All information is kept private and secure.
Lead times: All of our doors are custom made to order according to your specifications. Production lead time varies depending on the order details and time of year. During the busy summer season, lead times can be about 3 to 6 weeks. During the slow winter season, it can be about 1 to 3 weeks. Plus shipping time. However some options may add to the lead times. Rush orders are also available for an additional charge.
Shipping: Doors can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and are shipped by common carrier. Shipping charges depend on the order and location. Please see the door product pages for the shipping price chart (click on a picture of a door model and the shipping chart is located towards the bottom of the page). Orders can also be picked up from us in San Pedro, CA (Southern California). We also have local delivery for Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
Our packaging method for the wood doors provides the best protection from possible damage during shipping. We only use quality freight companies that handle the doors with the utmost care and have very low damage rates. When you receive your door, please inspect the packaging. If there is damage, you must note the damage on the paperwork. You must notify us of any damage within 5 days of receiving the door. We will request pictures of the damage and packaging. Depending on the extent and type of damage, we will repair, replace or refund the door at our discretion. If it is minor damage, we will work with you to have the door fixed locally without having to send it back. You must keep all of the original packaging materials in case of inspection or return of the door. We will handle the claim with the freight company.
Returns: All of our doors are custom made to order according to your specifications and therefore are not returnable. In some cases, we will accept a return, however it must be pre-authorized. We reserve the right to accept or refuse returns on any order. A re-stocking fee may be applied. Shipping and handling charges, as well as return shipping charges, are non-refundable.
Accurate measurements are very important when ordering your new wood screen door. Our doors come in standard sizes: 30", 32" and 36" wide, by 81" tall, in 3/4" and 1-1/8" thicknesses. We can also make them in just about any size, so if you have an odd size it's no problem at all. Doors are made to the size that you provide us. We do not automatically make any deductions for clearance. Our doors are solid wood, so they can also be trimmed to fit.
Our doors can be made in several different ways to suit your needs.
Screen Door -
Just good ol' fashioned wood screen door. The screen is attached directly to the door. It is re-screenable, just not in a separate removable frame. No storm glass insert.
Fixed Screen & Removable Glass -
Screen is attached directly to the door. The glass panel goes on over the screen, on the side that faces inside the house. The glass is 1/8" thick, clear tempered glass. It has a wood frame around it (same wood type and finish as the door). There are clips that screw to the door that turn to hold the glass panel in place. Not available on 3/4" thick doors.
Interchangeable Screen & Glass -
Both the screen and glass are in separate removable frames. The frames around the screen/glass are wood (same wood type and finish as the door), and are held in with clips that screw to the door and turn to hold the frames in place. The frames go on the side that faces inside the house. Glass is 1/8" thick, clear tempered glass. Not available on 3/4" thick doors.
Permanent Glass (no screen) -
Don't need the screen? No problem. Plain, simple models (such as 3600, 3600-P, 3610, 3630 etc.) can be made as just a storm door, with permanent glass only and no screen. This option is not available on all models. Not available on the 3/4" thickness Please contact us for pricing.
Doug Fir -
Mixed Grain Doug Fir is a good out door wood for light to moderate weather exposure. It is a durable wood and can be stained or painted.
Eastern Red Oak -
A beautiful hard, heavy wood. It does best when protected from the weather. Should not be used in direct weather exposure. It can be stained or painted.
Western Red Cedar -
Cedar is a great out door wood and is suitable for harsher weather climates. It is a very soft and light wood. It can be stained or painted.
Honduran Mahogany -
Mahogany is the best out door wood. It is a very hard, heavy, durable wood. It is a stain grade wood, but it can be painted.
If you need another type of wood just ask!
We currently have 1-1/8" Thick California Surgar Pine and 1-1/8" Thick Knotty Alder at a great price. Please contact us!
Charcoal Fiberglass Screen (Standard) -
This is the standard screen type included with the doors. It is a very common screen, and easy to see through.
BetterVue Screen -
Provides the most visibility, light transmittance, and air flow. Offers excellent insect protection due to 30% smaller openings than standard screen. This screen is a finer mesh, which makes it more delicate and can tear easier than the other screen materials. Add $20.00
Tuff Screen -
Tuff Screen is a very strong screen, made from vinyl coated polyester. It offers great visiblilty. It is much stronger than the standard charcoal fiberglass screen, but not as heavy as the pet screen. Add $20.00
Pet Screen -
A heavy duty screen material great for pets. It is more durable and more tear resistant than the standard charcoal fiberglass screen and the tuff screen. It is made from vinyl coated, polyester. Add $20.00
Sun Control Screen -
Strong vinyl-coated black polyester. It blocks up to 80% of the sun's heat and is pet resistant. It is similar to the Pet Screen, however the openings are smaller and it is less see-through. Add $20.00
Black Stainless Steel Screen -
A metal screen material that is traditional for older homes. It is very easy to see through and tear resistant. Note that metal screens can be dented and will leave lines if a pet scratches at the screen. Metal screens are not available on all models. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
Bronze Screen -
A metal screen material that is traditional for older homes. A bright, shiny gold color. This screen has a coating to help keep it from turning dark. Note that metal screens can be dented and will leave lines if a pet scratches at the screen. Metal screens are not available on all models. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
Copper Screen -
A soft, metal screen material that is traditional for older homes. It is not coated, so it will patina over time. Note that metal screens can be dented and will leave lines if a pet scratches at the screen. Metal screens are not available on all models.
*Due to the nature of Copper Screen, it may have minor imperfections in the screen, such as lines and dark spots. These are not considered flaws by the manufacturer and add to the characteristic of this vintage inspired screen. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
There are two standard ways that the doors are screened depending on the model. Models that are plain, like the 3600, have a groove in the thickness of the door. The screen goes into this groove with rope spline and staples holding it in. The door looks the same on both the front and the back side. Doors that are more decorative, with gingerbread corners, grid sections, spindle bars, or have smaller screen sections, have a groove on the backside of the door that the screen goes into with rubber spline. The screen covers the backside of the corners and grids, so bugs cannot get through.
Some doors can be made with old fashioned wood molding. Plain doors such as 3600, can have flush molding. With flush molding, there is a recessed ledge that the screen is stapled to. Wood molding is then nailed over the screen. The wood molding is inset with the frame of the door. On more decorative models, such as 360DF1, that are screened with the groove on the backside, can have molding on top of the groove to cover where the screen is attached. Flush molding is a $35.00 charge (maybe more on certain models that have several screen openings). Molding on top is a $10.00 charge (maybe more on certain models that have several screen openings). Please note that flush molding and molding on top are not available on every model. Metal screen types (Bronze, Copper and Stainless Steel) can only be installed using the flush molding/molding on top methods.
Doors come unfinished, unless ordered stained or painted. They are machine sanded to 100 grit sand paper. They are ready for hand sanding. Door models that have decorative gingerbread corners, grid sections, spindle bars, or small sections, etc., that are ordered unfinished will be sent with the screen not installed in the door so you can stain/paint the backside of the door. The screen goes behind the decorative work. If we were to screen the doors, the backside of the corners/grids cannot be painted/stained through the screen. Door models that are plain will have the screen installed.
Staining - We use Minwax Wood Finish stains. We apply one coat of stain and then three coats of a clear polyurethane semi-gloss finish that is sprayed on. We can also apply just a clear finish without any stain. We do not match stain colors. If you are trying to match a specific color, it is best to order the door unfinished and stain it locally.
Primer Only - A primed finish includes two coats of primer, applied in a spray booth. White primer or a dark gray primer are available depending on what color you will be painting the door.
Painting - Painting includes two coats of primer and two coats of paint, applied in a spray booth. We use Behr, Urethane Alkyd Semi-Gloss paint. The standard paint color is white. We can also match paint colors. A paint chip or color swatch is required and can be mailed to us. We cannot go by just the brand and name/formula. We do not match the paint brand, just the color.
*Please note that the edges of the doors are not painted or stained. It's normal that trimming has to be done during installation, so we do not finish the edges. All edges must be finished after installation to protect the door. Failure to finish the edges could result in a shortened life span of the door.
As with any wood product that is outdoors and exposed to weather, sunlight, rain and water, it is very important to maintain your door. The paint or stain can last from 6 months to several years depending on the conditions and how much sunlight it is exposed to. The sun will fade the finish no matter what type of wood the door is or what type of finish it has. Doors will need to be refinished as needed to ensure the longevity of the door.
It is also very important that you finish the door right away. Do not leave an unfinished door in the sunlight for any length of time or it will warp.
Don't see the door style or design you are looking for? Just email us a picture of what you are look for and we can provide a price quote. We do quite a bit of custom work. We can fabricate completely custom designs, or modify and mix and match any of our standard designs.
Any of our screen or storm doors can be used as a pair of double doors. Each door is just basically half the total opening width. We carry the specific hardware needed to turn them into doubles.
Get creative! Our wood screen doors can also be used as kitchen pantry doors for a vintage vibe, or even as nursery doors to keep the pets out of the baby's room (but still allowing you to see and hear your baby). They can be used as fixed panels to create a screened in porch or three seasons room. They can even be installed as sliding doors using the trendy barn door sliding hardware.
Our doors are constructed with a tongue and groove, glue and screw method. They are solid wood. No finger joints or veneers.