We purchased a new Larson Storm door this summer from Menards. It was a special order door.
Everything was fine until it got cold out. The glass frosts up and gets ice on it. Then if it warms up, the ice melts and freezes back to the door. The other night, it got stuck up at the top of the door - the ice had sealed it closed.
I had to open the regular door to get some heat on it to defrost it a bit so I could use it. This thing is WORTHLESS for use in Minnesota. Our old door was an old steel Larson door, and it never did this. The new one is made of some sort of plastic.
Depending on the outside temperature it can get a bit better - but if the temp is in the 20's or below - it is totally no good. The pictures I'm submitting are of the Ice build up on the bottom of the door - it has a brass kick plate. My husband called Larson - they said it was due to "condensation". The house is dry as a bone with the heat on (we don't use a humidifier in winter).
In addition to saying that it's condensation, they guy said that "they all do that". So, what is the purpose of a screen/storm door?? Other than to keep out bugs in the summer - and if that's the case, why not just buy a cheapie screen door?
I don't get any build up on my regular door or it's window.
Product or Service Mentioned: Larson Doors Door.
Monetary Loss: $350.