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    Default To those of you with a fancy front door without a screen door

    All my life, I've had a screen door which is always kept locked - my logic is that if a robber knocks on the door and I open it, I have the locked screen between them and me (because robbers don't climb through windows in my mind!).

    However, we want to get a new front door, one of the ones with horizontal glass panels, however they look so nice that I'm not sure whether I want to cover it with a screen. So I'm looking for your advice, do you not have a screen door? How do you feel opening the door when someone knocks and you're not expecting a visitor? Or do you have a screen door that you can see the glass door through?

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    We dont have a screen door. If i hear someone knocking and I am not sure who it is I ask before opening the door. With your glass panels you should be able to see who it is or read ID etc through the panelling if your are worried.

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    My best friend has one without a screen and she hates it. It means she cant leave the front door open if there is a breeze or if she is waiting for someone to arrive or a parcel etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    My best friend has one without a screen and she hates it. It means she cant leave the front door open if there is a breeze or if she is waiting for someone to arrive or a parcel etc.

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    Oh der I didn't even think about not being able to leave it open for fresh air! Definitely getting a screen door now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    My best friend has one without a screen and she hates it. It means she cant leave the front door open if there is a breeze or if she is waiting for someone to arrive or a parcel etc.

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    I'm the same. We rent, but the owners think the door is beautiful and don't want a screen. I HATE it!!!!!! We have asked about 3 times for a screen, stressed the security issues etc but they won't budge. I would like that extra barrier to stop an escapee toddler and also when you open the door to knockers. In summer I feel like I'm in a prison.

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    I couldn't not have a screen door. I like the extra protection & fresh air.

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    We have a vertical panel of glass so it's a bit fancy I guess.

    We have a white screen/security door, the more fancy ones with the mesh type rather than the old style.

    It works for us. I like it.

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    We have a fancy door as well as a nice modern security screen. The door is always open if we are home, and I just lock the screen. I love the breeze. Plus the door hooks right back so we can see it on the inside, it's lovely.

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    We have a modern screen door too. Its a crimsafe or something like that? Its no grills as the mesh itself isnt fly screen its metal. Totally see through and I dont think it takes the look away from our fromt door either.

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    I have been screen door-less for about 4 years now and I miss that fresh breeze so much. I think modern houses have lost so many practical things like a screen door. I also get scared at night when DP isn't home and someone knocks.


 

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