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How to replace a storm door handle
handles are easy to replace if you
buy the same kind, but upgrading
to a top-quality brass handle as
we've done takes a little extra work.
At first glance, it appeared that this
handle would fit in the old holes. A
closer look at the instructions
revealed that the handle had to be
shifted slightly away from the edge
of the door. Rather than attempt to
enlarge the holes and risk a sloppy
fit, we moved the handle down
slightly and drilled new holes. The
manufacturer had anticipated this
problem and provided a cover
plate to conceal the old holes on
the inside of the door.
You'll need a drill with 1/8-in.
and 5/16-in. bits and a Phillips
screwdriver to complete this job.
We purchased the replacement
handle at a large home center for
about $24. There are a few different
styles available. You can even buy a
matching deadbolt if you like the
idea of locking your storm door.