How to make a food truck window using a storm door
Hi, I am running a food stand with a huge service window that is just open air, no glass, just a big rectangular opening (about 32 x 92) with an awning.
The problem is, when the wind comes up it blows dust and dirt right inside, and I have to throw out contaminated food and clean everything. I can't afford a proper window assembly - it would be a custom job and thousands of dollars for that size of window.
I thought it might be possible to use a full-view, vented storm door braced in with a bit of lumber to fill the space and give a large, sliding window that I could close quickly if the wind kicks up. I have read that one cannot use vertical single-hung windows horizontally due to the way they are constructed, but I am wondering if the sliding window on a storm door might be different. I read the story on your site about the person using one for a playhouse window, but it doesn't mention using the slider...do you know if a storm door can be fixed horizontally and then function as a sliding window?