Jeannine Busque Screen Door May 24th, 2018 - 08:03:42
The truth is most if not all magnetic screen companies use sub-par materials to manufacture their products! If you want your screen to both look good and be durable it is important to find a company that has tested and designed their products for high-traffic doors. Compare the weight. Typically low quality mesh weigh 30g or less. Look for mesh that are 55g and above. Also make sure that they only use high-energy magnets which are sewn (not glued) into the mesh. Screens with magnets that are glued on that are in direct sunlight will eventually fail. The sun melts the glue and the magnets will eventually misalign or even fall off.
The best are the full-length metal handles. This is a metal handle that runs the entire length of the door no matter how tall the door is. Because some people are shorter than others the full-length handle will allow the user to grab the handle at any height that is comfortable for them. Plus with metal handles you are guaranteed they will not fade chip crack or break. Although there are some companies with good high-grade plastic handles metal handles tend to be the safe choice! (DYI) Do it yourself installation is not recommended unless the retractable screen door is already cut-to-fit.
One mishap during measuring or cutting will eliminate the use of the screen and all money spent buying the screen will be wasted. The retractable screen door mounts to your doors side frame. There are many installation issues that can arise best left to the expert installers. The screen needs to be cut perfectly to fit within the door frame and mounted square otherwise; the screen will not function properly. Considering most door frames are not square or are bowed proper installation can require more than a few screws. Please be careful and take your time if you install the retractable screen door yourself.
How many framed mesh doors are actually wheelchair or stroller friendly? None. The beauty of the magnetic alternative is that for a handicapped person they simply wheel through or walk through with their cane and they dont have to reach for the door handle and prop it open while they attempt to maneuver themselves through. What about carrying a baby with diaper bags or even groceries? Youve got two hands full of grocery bags and no one home to help hold the screen door open. What do you do? Reach for the handle but that doesnt work because the six bags youre carrying wont allow you to reach.