How to replace a storm door handle
5. Attach the strike plate
Close the door and hold the strike plate in position while you mark the screw slots. Remove the plate and drill 1/16-in. pilot holes in the center of each slot mark. Use the plastic shims provided to shim the plate if necessary. Then screw it to the door frame. Adjust the strike plate until the door latches firmly, then tighten the screws.
Broken storm-door 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.