Comparison of Pella Storm Doors

Storm doors add curb appeal to homes.

Pella storm doors are a beautiful way to save money and conserve energy in your home. In fact, independent research has shown that storm doors by Pella can reduce energy loss through the entry way by as much as 45 percent. Pella is an environmentally aware company that has been manufacturing quality building materials for the past 83 years. It is still a family-owned company, and has shown commitment to quality building products and environmental stewardship throughout its long history.

A Variety of Styles

Pella storm doors come in 10 different styles. Each style has different prices and options.

There are eight colors available, however not all doors are available in each color. These decorative storm doors will add beauty and value to your home for years. The colors available are:

  • White
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • Popular white
  • Putty
  • Cranberry
  • Hartford green
  • Black

There are also eight glass styles in addition to clear glass:

  • Crystal bevel
  • Arch bevel
  • Tulip bevel
  • Brass arch
  • Bronze oval
  • Satin nickel arch
  • Dark bronze arch
  • Tinted glass

Comparing Pella Storm Doors

Each of the storm door styles are of high quality aluminum. Each has a screen. The differences lie in the options and custom details of each door. You can view some of these doors at the Pella photo gallery.

Pella Styles
Name Frame Style Colors Screen Custom Options
Meadowview 3020 One and one-fourth inch Full view Three Retractable No
Wellsley 3010 One and one-fourth inch Full view Three Retractable Custom sizes
Courtyard 3031 One inch solid core Full view White Self storing Custom sizes
Glenview 3030 One inch solid core Mid- view White Self storing Custom sizes
Select 6000 One and five- eighths inch aluminum Full view Eight One touch closer Custom glass
Montgomery P56-60 One and three-eighths inch aluminum Full view Three Retractable, one touch closer No
Hartford 3825 One and five-eighths inch aluminum Full view Seven One touch closer Three handle finishes
Cheyenne 3570 One inch solid core Full view/Grill pattern Four Retractable screen Custom sizes
Olympia 3550 One inch solid core aluminum Mid-view Four Retractable screen Custom sizes
Helena 3525 One inch solid core Full view Four Retractable screen Custom sizes

Where to Buy Pella Products

You can buy Pella products at several stores, located all over the country.

  • Pella Window and Door stores
  • Lowe's Home Improvement Store
  • Or use the Pella store locator for a retailer near you.

While you may be able to find Pella products on the Internet at places like eBay or CraigsList, it isn't always a good idea to do so. These doors may be used, or have damage that you can't see, and of course, they would not hold the same guarantees and warranty honored by the Pella company. While it may be possible to save some money initially, you may find that it costs much more in the long run.

Installing Storm Doors

Storm doors are a moderately difficult do-it-yourself project. Make sure that you check and recheck your measurements before you buy the door. Pella has a feature called Express Install, which allows a homeowner to install a storm door in less than an hour. Here's how it works:

  • Pre-assembled parts
  • No cutting is required
  • Pre-drilled installation and assembly holes eliminate guesswork
  • Only five tools are needed to complete the storm door installation:
    • Tape measure
    • Pencil
    • Power drill with 3/32 inch drill bit
    • A number 2 Phillips screwdriver
    • Scissors

That's it. Just follow the easy directions to install the door yourself. The storm door styles that come with the express install feature are:

  • Select 6000
  • Meadowview
  • Wellsley

Curb Appeal

Often installing new exterior doors is all that you need to change the look of your home and give it curb appeal. It is a great way to invest an unexpected windfall, a tax return, or an end-of-the-year bonus because the small investments that you make in your home now can yield big returns when it comes time to sell it.Pella products have the Energy Star rating. This rating is given to select manufacturers that comply with strict rules in designing their products. Energy efficient windows and doors help retain comfortable air temperatures and control moisture inside, as well as reduce noise levels from the outside of the house. An Energy Star qualified window or door will help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Pella storm doors are a wise, long-lasting investment in your home.

Comparison of Pella Storm Doors