Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: St. Francis, KS
Well Sir, I build several custom screen doors every summer. I live in the NW corner of Kansas. Our climate is hot & dry in the summer with plenty of flies, mosquitoes, & several other assorted pests. I recommend cedar for screen doors for several reasons. At the top of the list, rot resistance & weather resistance, it's also a natural insect repellent, & has a look that can't be beat. Personally, I wouldn't paint it, but that's your choice. Cedar isn't an extremely hard wood, so I'd plan the location of your hinges & latches carefully.