Installing Screen Doors
to Block Insect Access
The high occurrence of insects during the summer season
especially in humid parts of America gives rise to the use of retractable
screen doors for homes and commercial establishments. These fly screen doors not only look wonderful but also offer increased airflow
throughout the interior parts of all houses. They are available in a variety of
types and colors. Retractable window treatments likewise
provide fresh air and maintain outside views while preventing the entrance of
insects inside their homes' interior.
These screen doors, shades and blinds are
also known as the disappearing screen doors can help you make your home look
glamorous. If you are thinking that you are going to make your doors a bit more
complicated to open and close then you are absolutely wrong. These are very
easy to operate and are available for any door types that include single doors,
double doors, sliding doors, double sliding doors, and large openings. You can
have the doors open sideways which is the standard or open upwards depending on
your preference and comfort. There are a number of service providers in the
industry for retractable screen doors - all offering a variety of products -
some more pertinent than others. Many retractable screen door companies will
strongly emphasize slow retraction speed.
This is a good feature because it deters the screen from
slamming shut. Some companies need a braking mechanism to prevent the screen
from slamming. The downside is if the brake fails the door will still slam.
Most preferable companies have screens that do not need braking mechanisms because
their screen speed is adjustable for a safe retraction speed removing the risk
of having to use brakes. The type of magnet used is very important. Full-length
rust proof magnetic strips tend to be the main choice in making sure that a
secure and tight closure is observed. Quality handles are essential needed as
well. A key favorite is screens with metal handles. The best are the
full-length metal handles.
There are other models that have metal handles that run the
entire length of the door no matter how tall the door is. Since some people are
shorter than others, the full-length handle will permit the user to grab the
handle at any height that is good for them. Plus with metal handles, you are
sure that they will not fade, crack, chip or break. Although there are few
companies that have good high-grade plastic handles, metal handles are still
the safer choice.
The do it yourself or DIY installation unit is not recommended
unless the screen door is already cut-to-fit the dimensions of your door. One
mishap during measuring or cutting will eliminate the use of the screen in its
entirety and all the money spent in buying the screen will be put to waste. The
retractable screen door mounts to your door's side frame. There are
installation issues that can arise that are best left to the expert installers.
These screens need to be cut perfectly to fit within the door frame and mounted
square; the screen will not function properly. Considering door frames are not
square or are bowed, then proper installation can need more than a few screws.
You must be careful and take time if you install the retractable screen door
yourself. To eliminate these worries and pay the extra money to have it
installed professionally by the experienced pros is the best way to go.