Jeannine Busque Screen Door June 01st, 2018 - 08:20:20
Does it have a speed reducer? Some brands has a speed reducer so the front bar will retract slowly and not slam back which could potentially get someones fingers caught. Does the company use a sill adapter at the bottom? In order to protect the bottom track from getting crushed by walking over it year after year you want a sill adapter piece that goes over your current threshold in which the bottom track is attached. Does the company use UV resistant Nylon components? To protect against fading cracking and yellowing. Is the frame Powder Coated? Powder coating is thicker than spraying the frame and it protects against the outdoor elements.
If you are like most of America and have the typical storm door there are a lot of ways to adjust them after a while. We all know how eventually you cant even keep the door open after a while. There is a metal clip that is on the closer rod and that is pretty much the problem. Get a replacement clip and replace it. That should be a great fix so that you can use your screen doors for all of their necessary uses. Home security screen doors are designed to let you enjoy the feeling of fresh air and cool breezes in summer while maintaining the safety and security of a conventional locked door. But do they do the job? Many home security screen doors are easily compromised by a few swift kicks so it pays to do your homework when considering buying one.
For added protection make sure your home security door hinges are recessed this will minimize the gap between the door and the frame making the door more difficult to jimmy. The home security screen door should have stainless steel mesh and be attached to the door frame using either stainless steel screws or Pac clamps. The ideal home security mesh is either marine grade 316 mesh or 304-grade mesh. There are several mesh grades available on the market so check the strength rating to make sure it is at least equivalent to the 316 or 304 grade mesh. Users of the different grades of mesh will argue over which is stronger but apply the above check and you can not go wrong.
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.