Screen doors information and how to buy
There are a few types on the market ranging from basic simple mesh frame to highly decorative ornamental ones, there is also a commercial grade that can take more daily abuse.
Screen doors can be internal or external and in the areas where the air flow is not that important, screen can be replaced with acrylic glass or regular glass.
Since they are a part of our homes in use many times during the day they need to be strong enough to take some abuse like shutting kicking etc.
If you’ve ever leaned on the screen you might have seen it slightly deform. When the tension of the screen net is gone, it’s easier to damage the screen.
Screen door screen materials also come in various choices, most popular are aluminum and fiberglass. Different color variations can be obtained.
Fronts of the houses most often have swinging screen doors, on the back, especially when the patio or a deck is present, sliding screen doors are a more practical solution, as they take much less space to be opened.
The least durable part of the screen door is the screen itself, also known as mesh. As it is a flexible material it can easily become torn out of the door frame.
When that happens there is an easy fix, but of course it depends on how complicated the frame is.
Usually the mesh can be easily replaced and re-fitted into the door frame. Certain tools come in hand for this job and will make it much faster.
Popular tools include scissors or utility knife for trimming off the excess material, some cleaning material to remove dirt before fitting new screen. To replace the spline a spline roller makes all the difference in keeping the mesh tidy and the spline firmly in place.
Always try to fit the screen door mesh tightly, it will make it last longer.
Replacing screen door mesh is one of the easiest home improvement projects and can be done almost by everyone. Proper tools will make the job faster so you can enjoy the breeze at home without the dirt or insects coming in.