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When it comes to selecting and installing a new screen door regardless of location there are some need-to-know tips that will help you through the process. Continue reading for advice regarding screen door buying and installation and set yourself up for comfort and relaxation this fall! Screen Door or Storm Door? Although the terms "screen" and "storm" are used interchangeably to describe the traditional screen door there is a subtle difference you should be aware of in order to make a better decision. Storm doors are built to be more sturdy and rugged in order to shield your front door from inclement weather such as strong winds rain hail and snow.
Some basic tools such as a tape measure hamper knife chisel staple gun and clamps will be needed. Designing and Cutting the Door Thinner wood stock is generally used when building a screen door generally in a five-eighths thickness. Choose a well-dried wood to avoid future wood shrinkage warping or swelling. Measure the dimensions of the door you need to construct and cut the horizontal and vertical pieces to fit. While constructing the door it can help to clamp the door pieces to a work table. To make the corner joins as well as when adding the center horizontal support piece you will need to take off half the thickness of one piece of wood where they will intersect with a saw so that the overall finished thickness of the joint will be equal to that of a single piece of wood.
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.
Not all companies use powder coated frames What kind of handles do they offer? Are the handles Ergonomic Handles that are easy to grab. In fact some companies use handles that actually move up and down. You want handles that are screwed into the front bar. The second consideration is who is going to be installing your retractable screen door. The installation of a retractable screen door can be the most critical part of making sure it operates smoothly for several years. Some companies have small operations in which the owner installs all the screen doors and other companies have many different installers.