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greggor36

08:40AM | 07/24/07
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
Bvwindows
Hello -

I am hoping someone can help me locate a specific type of exterior door. I remember seeing this type of door on an older home (1970's) back in my hometown but I haven't seen another one ever since.

The door is a solid, exterior door that has a rectangular, framed screen in the middle of it. On the inside of the door are several (maybe 10) small, cross rectangular glass plates that when a lever is pulled, they tilt inward and allow the breeze to blow through the screen and enter the house. The glass plates are louvered and kind of operate like a window blind.

In any case, I hope I described this well enough for someone to know what I am talking about as well as tell me where I could locate one if they're still being made.

Thanks for any information and help!

Greg

FHIWindows1

06:41PM | 07/25/07
Member Since: 03/18/07
12 lifetime posts
I replace them from time to time and most of them still work. I am not aware of a vendor that still makes them.

http://www.replacementwindowpros.com

greggor36

02:26AM | 07/26/07
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
I appreciate the info. Very helpful!!!

Thanks again!

LynneE

03:20PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 08/11/07
1 lifetime posts
http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/14873.shtml

is a website with information about jalousie windows, popular in the 1950s. I think this is the kind of door you are looking for. It was more for solid porches -- more substantial than a screen door. It is not very secure as a standard house door.

greggor36

04:48PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
Thank you for the information! Based on the replies I've received, I'm going to look for another option. Thank you all for your much appreciated help!
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