Security storm doors are products manufactured by the Grisham Corporation of Arlington, TN. They produce three lines of steel security storm doors. All of their doors feature 16 gauge steel and tempered safety glass. Double doors are available in all lines of their doors. All of their lines, Deluxe, Classic, and Sentry offer easy installation and heavy duty closers and they come pre-hung and pre-hinged. Brass slimline door handles are standard on Deluxe and Classic series with an upgrade to a brushed nickel slimline door handle. These Grisham Security Storm Doors have become very popular with many people today because of there quality built and because of there many options to choose from.
The Deluxe series comes in 27 different styles. With so many different styles its hard for any home owner not to find a style to fit their home. Five conceivable hinges are available in this series. Available as an upgrade is a 2-way bank vault lock in brass only. One of the features in the Deluxe line as an upgrade is self-storing glass which allows for air ventilation when moved from its above position. There are no limit on dimensions for all 27 styles. Colors are black or white.
The Classic series features 14 different styles. In addition to the 16 gauge welded steel, their frames are 1 "x 2" and they have an interchangeable screen panel. There are some limitations on two of their designs. All designs come in double doors. Colors available are black and white.
The Sentry series offers as a standard feature double bore lock box. Twenty-six different styles are offered. This series is designed to accept most 2 3/4 "backset locksets.
These doors are heavy but open and swing easily due to the five hinges on which the doors are hung. The styles and colors are tasteful and add to any homes appearance. They provide for a high quality of security. Doors which open out are harder to kick in and burglars do not want to be seen when they are trying a home invasion. Police indicate that they like to see security doors which open out, and insurance agents say doors which open out can be better protection than a burglar alarm. The reason is to gain entry, the home invader has to use a truck to pull the door out of its frame. This action draws attention to him, something he does not want. So when burglars see a home with these type of doors installed they will go to the next house.
The interchangeable screen panel and self-storing glass allow for ventilation while preserving their security features. When the panels are closed the tempered glass provides a natural barrier between the Grisham doors and the front door, which will increase the insulation value of the opening and decrease heating and air conditioning costs.