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Can I use an exterior door as a storm door?

10 years ago

We are renovating a 1947 house and want to keep the old dutch front door. However, it had a skeleton key, and therefore only locks from the inside (can't enter the house that way even though it is the front door.) I had the idea to add an exterior door with glass panes as a "storm door" that opened out. My contractor said it was unusual and more work but doable. My husband thinks it will look strange. I don't see any difference between a glass paned storm door and an exterior door that looks the same. Am I missing something? Thanks!

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