Agate Goguen Screen Door May 22nd, 2018 - 08:21:58
There are seven retractable screen doors manufactured worldwide so choosing the right one can be confusing. Three important considerations of a retractable screen door: the product the installation and the service. Since there are several manufactures you want to find the best engineered retractable screen door. Some questions to consider are: What is the warranty? Some have lifetime warranties and others have a one-year warranty. Is the screen door custom fit to the door? A good retractable screen door will be custom measured to properly fit your door.
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.
The flyscreen has long been a ubiquitous feature of the Australian home. Originally it served purely as a means of allowing you to have your windows and doors open during hot weather so that the air could circulate while still keeping out flies mosquitoes and other insects. However the role and function of the humble flyscreen has evolved over the years and stronger more durable security screen doors and window grilles have now taken their place in the majority of Australian homes. One of the functions of a modern security screen door remains the same - to keep out insects when your main interior doors are open - but they now also serve the purpose of providing an additional layer of home security.
Use a polyurethane glue and a brush to attach the wood support pieces together and then clamp and allow to dry completely. Once the glue joints are completely dry you can sand the door and apply a stain and clear finish or paint the door if desired. Adding the Screen to the Door Laying the door flat on the work table measure the overall opening and cut a piece of screen material to the proper size leaving several inches around the edges to make installation easier which will be trimmed later. Lay the screen over the top of the door frame and staple it to the top of the frame pulling it tightly towards the bottom of the door.