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SimpleSwitch Screen Door with Optional Storm Insert – Half Lite

White Pine
Sapele Mahogany (+...)
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western red cedar
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qtr sawn white oak
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Horizontal Panels
Vertical Panels
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Satin Nickel
Satin Nickel
French Antique
French Antique
Polished Chrome
Polished Chrome
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Satin Brass
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Polished Brass
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Polished Nickel
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Oil Rubbed Bronze
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Check out our easy-to-follow Storm Door Measurement How-to
Need to know what we mean when we say a certain term?View our Storm Door Vocabulary by clicking the button below:

If you have a set of double doors, an astragal might be something that you want to consider.
See our in-depth explanation of Astragal to see if you need that on your doors.

View the different benefits to each wood species below:

View our Door and Hardware Warranty at our Warranty/Shipping Policies page below:


Where historic architecture meets modern luxury. A half lite style gives you the option of two
vertical or two horizontal raised panels. This provides you with an opportunity to better
match your entry door with increased privacy.

This solid wood construction storm and screen door offers a wood-framed screen insert and
an optional wood-framed storm insert with tempered glass. The classic styling will fit both
historic residences as well as contemporary architecture. The insert is held securely in place,
but it is easy to change between a screen insert and a storm insert. All doors are made to your
custom dimensions and if you want additional modifications, we would be happy to speak
with you and provide a quote. The half lite style offers the most protection for your entry


  • SimpleSwitch closures to secure insert in door
  • Door is constructed of clear Pine – no finger joints
  • Standard wood-framed charcoal aluminum insect screen
  • Can be used as panels in screen rooms
  • Hardware and machining for hardware is not included (view hardware here)


  • 1-1/8” thick solid wood door
  • 4-1/2” wide stiles
  • 4-1/2” wide top rail
  • 5” wide mid rail
  • 7” wide bottom rail
  • Center of mid rail is located at 36” from bottom of door
  • 1-1/8” wide muntin bars (if applicable for storm insert)


  • Cam fasteners to secure insert in door
  • Storm insert to change out with the screen insert seasonally
  • Lumber options that include Mahogany, Douglas Fir, White Oak, and Accoya
  • Screen mesh options of charcoal aluminum or Bronze screen mesh
  • Upgrade to low-E tempered glass in the storm insert
  • Two vertical or two horizontal raised panels


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How to Measure for a Wood Storm Door

Accurate measurements are key to make sure your door installation goes smoothly. We fabricate all of our doors full and square, so if you have an older home, you may need to trim some if the house has settled and your door frame is not exactly square. Don’t worry though, all our doors are built to allow for some trimming!

Learning door terminology is beneficial, so the first thing we will go through are the areas on a door that you need to understand in order to measure accurately.

Brickmould (also known as, Trim) or Brick mold: It covers the gap between the window or door frame and the exterior part of the brick or siding on the house. These are usually decorative pieces of wood that border the door on the face of the house. It is mostly aesthetic, but it does provide the space to mount a storm door. Typically, it is 1-1/8” thick and can be made from many materials, including wood, aluminum, PVC, or other composite materials.

Jamb: An upright piece forming the door opening. Can be broken down into Side Jambs, or the vertical pieces, and the Head Jamb, which is the horizontal piece above the door. Both side jambs and head jamb combine to form the Door Frame.

Sill: Only found on exterior doors, this is the bottom component of a door frame. The sill is sealed and fastened to the floor.

Threshold: This is a protective “cap” that covers the sill. Typically, it is sloped toward the exterior in order to move water away from the bottom of the door. These are usually made of metal to withstand foot traffic.

Door Sweep: A piece of weather-stripping installed directly on the bottom of the door. It provides a weather-resistant barrier between the door and the sill.

How to Measure for a Storm Door Diagram

Click the button below for a nice, easy-to-follow diagram on measuring correctly for your new storm door.

For additional information on the parts of a door, see our Anatomy (Vocabulary) of a Storm Door.

In order to get the most accurate measurements for ordering a storm door, you want to take several measurements. This will ensure that you know beforehand if you will need to do any trimming, as well.

First, you will measure the width from inside brickmould to inside brickmould. It is best to measure in three places, near the top, at the middle, and near the bottom.

Second, the height will be measured in two places. This should be from the inside of the head jamb to the sill. You will want to measure both the left and right sides, a little way in from the trim.

How to Measure Width and Height for a Storm Door Diagram

Once you have recorded all your measurements, you will want to use the largest measurement as your Actual Width and Actual Height. You can always trim the door down, but you cannot add it on!

PLEASE NOTE: We fabricate to your exact dimensions. We do NOT make any deductions to the measurements that you provide.

As a precautionary step, it is always a good idea to measure the thickness of your brickmould to ensure that our 1-1/8” thick door will fit. We can adjust the thickness of the door if needed, but those circumstances would need to be quoted.

The last part is something that is a little more dependent upon your installation method or a contractor if you will not be installing. That piece is reduction for fit. You need to allow for hinges and operation, so the Actual Width and Actual Height will need to be reduced slightly. Standardly, reduction is 1/8” on each side, so ¼” from the Actual Width and ¼” from the Actual Height to get your Order Width and Order Height. (Please consult with your contractor—if applicable—unless they are measuring and providing you with the Order Width and Order Height. It is always best to let them know that we DO NOT take any deductions and make the door full and square to the provided dimensions.)

Anatomy (Vocabulary) of a Storm Door

Active Door – On a double door, this is the door that has the astragal attached and is the main door used for entry.

Astragal – A piece that extends the height of the door to cover the gap between a double door (pair of doors). Typically placed to the exterior. The “Active Door” has the astragal attached to the exterior and the “Inactive Door” must be closed prior to the Active Door for it to close correctly.

Bottom Rail – The horizontal piece located at the bottom of the door, usually the widest rail.

Bottom Sweep – This is attached to the bottom of the storm door to eliminate drafts and debris from getting into your home.

Brickmould – (also known as “Trim”) Installed to the exterior of the house to cover the gap between the door frame and the brick or siding. This is the area where a storm or screen door is installed.

Door Closer – A mechanical devised that closes a door after someone opens it.

Door Frame – Made up of side jambs, head jamb, and mulls to create the area into which a door is fitted.

Double Door – A pair of doors that meet in the middle of the door frame when closed.

Glazing – The action or process of fixing a piece of glass into a door.

Grilles – Bars within insulated glass that create the effect of divided lites.

Head Jamb – The horizontal top surface of a doorway; the topmost part of the door jamb.

Hinge – A piece of hardware that allows the door to swing open and closed. Standardly, three hinges are used on a door, but more may be used for tall or thick doors.

Inactive Door – On a double door, this is the door that is held closed.

Jamb – A side post or surface of a doorway.

Kick Plate – Typically located on the bottom rail, this is a metal piece that is attached to the door to minimize damage and adds structural integrity and durability. Can be placed on the exterior, interior, or both exterior and interior of the door.

Lite – Individually framed glass pane within a door or door insert.

Lockrail – (also known as “Midrail”) A horizontal piece of a door. There is not lockrail on a Full Lite door, but there can be more than one lockrail if the door is comprised of several sections.

Low-E Glass – Low-Emissivity glass has a thin, non-toxic coating with material that radiates heat and ultraviolet (UV) light. Helps to keep heat inside your home in the winter and prevents heat from entering your home on a hot day.

Midrail – see Lockrail.

Muntin Bars – Creates smaller areas for glass when joined together to make smaller individual panes. Generally notated by the number of panes across the area by the number of panes on the height of the area (e.g., 3W4H – which means 3 wide by 4 high).

Mutt Rail – A vertical piece either above or below the lockrail that creates an additional section for a panel or piece of glass/screen.

Panel – Refers to wood pieces that are set between stiles and rails. Wood panels usually have a raise on them.

Rail – The horizontal pieces of a door. (See also Top Rail, Bottom Rail, and Lockrail)
Safety Glass – see Tempered Glass.

Side Jamb – The horizontal/upright pieces of the door jamb that connect to the head jamb.

Sill – The bottom component of a door frame; this piece gets sealed and fastened to the floor. Only found on doors leading to outdoors or garages.

Slab – The standalone door that does not include a frame, hinges, or other hardware.

Stile – The vertical pieces of a door on the left and right sides.

Stop – A narrow wood moulding that holds a panel in place.

Tempered Glass – Also known as “Safety Glass”; Glass that is strengthened in a furnace that makes it difficult to break; once broken, it creates small rounded pieces instead of sharp edges.

Threshold – The protective cap that covers the sill. Typically sloped to the exterior to move water away from an entry and/or storm door. Usually made of metal to withstand foot traffic.

Top Rail – The horizontal piece located at the top of the door.

Trim – see Brickmould.

Weatherstripping – On exterior doors, this flexible material (i.e., silicone, rubber, or foam) seals the gaps between a door frame and the door slab.

Wood Stop – Small, decorative pieces of trim that are affixed to a door to hold the glass in place. Usually used for insulated glass.

Wood species and benefits

We offer several species for our storm and screen doors that each have their own benefits. This allows you to chose what best fits your needs and climate. Regardless of the style or door or finish, you should also inspect your door annually for any wear in the finish (whether painted or stained) and regularly touch up the finish to maintain its longevity and appearance.

White Pine

Pine, a widely-used lumber in construction, is our standard and offers several advantages. It is readily available, durable, and versatile. Its affordability is attributed to its fast maturation, allowing for quick
harvesting, replanting, and subsequent harvesting. Moreover, Pine can be sourced locally, resulting in a smaller environmental impact. In terms of appearance, White Pine exhibits a light brown color, occasionally with a hint of red, while the sapwood is much lighter, ranging from pale yellow to nearly white. As the wood ages, its color tends to darken.

White Pine has minimal movement in terms of shrinking and swelling compared to other types of lumber, making it an excellent choice for doors. Its strength and durability, coupled with a uniform texture, make it suitable for holding finishes well. Pine is often utilized in the construction of log cabins due to its straight and minimal curving or twisting trunks. Additionally, White Pine can be finished with either paint or stain. For optimal results, we recommend using these doors in a protected location, such as under an overhang or partially covered from the elements, with light exposure to weather conditions.

Sapele Mahogany

Mahogany is a highly sought-after wood for various luxury items in the United States, ranging from furniture to boat building. Its distinct reddish-brown color adds a touch of elegance to any piece made from it. Moreover, Sapele Mahogany is renowned for its exceptional durability against salt water and harsh climates, making it an ideal choice for homes near the ocean.

This lumber exhibits durability in regard to decay and rot resistance and is used in all building capacities, including cabinets, furniture, trim, windows, and doors. Sapele also offers moderate insect resistance. It is a well-known alternative to African Mahogany and it has not been exploited or over-harvested due to its widespread growth range. When it comes to staining, Sapele Mahogany stands out as one of the finest woods available. Its interlocked grain, natural luster, and uniform texture make it perfect for achieving a flawless finish. Because of this and other features, Sapele Mahogany possesses weather-resistant properties.

Due to its stability, you can use it for doors in exposed locations.

Douglas Fir

Botanist David Douglas described the Douglas Fir as “[o]ne of the most striking and truly graceful objects in nature.”; This stunning wood species is commonly found in the Northern states of our country and can be seen adorning numerous yards and parks. It is also widely used as a Christmas tree across the nation. Douglas Fir is known for its versatility, making it an excellent choice for painting or staining. Its straight grain and uniform texture add to its aesthetic appeal.

Furthermore, its natural resistance to rot and insects makes it a suitable option for exterior doors. Additionally, its strength enhances its ability to withstand various weather conditions. For peak durability, we recommend placing these doors in a protected location with moderate exposure to weather elements.

western red cedar

There are many reasons that Cedar is recommended for exterior projects. This includes its durability that means it does not warp or decay with severe changes in weather. It has natural insect repellent due to the oil in Cedar wood that pests do not like. Cedar has beautiful color combinations and using a clear finish will help to magnify its natural color. It has been used for log siding, paneling, and shingling due to its ability to absorb noise, its strength and light weight, and its resilience to pests and boring insects.

For longevity, we recommend placing these doors in a protected location with moderate exposure to weather elements.

Quarter Sawn White Oak
qtr sawn white oak

Known for its durability, Quarter Sawn White Oak is both dense and resilient. Its complex grain patterns serve two purposes: beauty and integrity against warping and cracking. This lumber has bene used for furniture and cabinets and flooring, but also for ship building and barrels. The tannins found in the wood deter pests, decay, and rot. Quarter Sawn White Oak is a heavy wood with uniform color showing tight, straight lines.

The process of quarter sawing the lumber adds to its expansion and contraction resistance. To achieve the best outcome with this door, we recommend moderate exposure to weather elements.


This acetylized Pine has been modified to enhance its strength, lifespan, and resistance to decay. Accoya ® has been extensively tested in different regions against a variety of fungi, termites, and insects, demonstrating improved performance.

It is also resistant to salt, making Accoya ® suitable for applications in saltwater environments such as marina decking. As a high-performance, completely natural solid wood, it retains the beauty, versatility, and allure of the original wood species. For all of its enhancements, Accoya ® can be used in any exposed location with minimal or no protection.

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