Home / Door Protect / phenomenal genius retractable screen door reviews photos concept / Retractable Screen Door Reviews 2016 Genius Sierra 100 Retractable Screen Door Reviews Genius Sierra 200 Retractable Screen Doors Lowes
Marchesseault Door Protect June 01st, 2018 - 08:18:27
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.
Most often retractable models should match the measurements of the exterior jam its being installed in. Sliding patio models should be measured by the size of their panels. It is best to discuss the recommended measurements for your screen door installation needs with a licensed contractor. Proper Installation Traditional models are generally easy to install and can be set to open to the right or left. As for retractable and sliding glass models installation can be a bit trickier. It may involve masonry work drilling cutting track placement track adjustment heavy lifting and more. It is important to carefully follow the manufacturers instructions for installation or hire a handyman capable of doing the job right.
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.
Make sure to pull the screen tightly in the horizontal directions as well keeping in mind that screen tends to stretch over time. The screen can be stapled directly to the door as the staples will be covered by molding that will be placed around the edge of the screen. After the screen has been stapled securely into place trim the screen and cover the edges with the screen molding. Finishing the Job Once the door itself has been built you can install the door frame itself and attach the new screen door to the frame. Attach a door handle and fasten the door to the frame using spring hinges so that the door will shut automatically.