SCREEN DOOR INSTALLATION
Can you attach a screen door with outside hinges on the outside of the doorframe? My son says no but I just want to be sure he doesn't have to go though more work than necessary.
Just two days ago, I installed a new screen door with hinges mortised—just as you install a "normal" door. I bought the screen door at Lowe's, and it came with instructions to install the hinges either on the outside or "inside" (mortised). The hinges that came with the door were the modern style with square corners. They were not the style one might ordinarily associate with the classic screen door. The shape of such hinges does not permit installing them with mortises. I suspect your son is thinking of those classic screen door hinges. I'm sure you can find hinges that will allow a mortised installation—the new door may even come with them.