A retractable screen door pulls does much blind on a window; you can roll away from site when you open or close a door. This is a good option for frames where you do not want a permanent storm door or sliding door. Retractable screens are installed with just a few screws and tackle a simple project on your own. You can purchase the doors and all the parts you need at your local building supply store. Measure the width and height of your door so you can buy the right size and do not forget that you may need to make some small adjustments to your door size during installation. Consult the manual for your specific brand of retractable door screen for specific information about parts and installation.
Make a retractable screen door Install, Measure the width and height of your doorway using the measuring tape. Cut the tape and the screen with a hacksaw to the exact size you need; Cut the screen 1/8 inch smaller in width than the measurement for the doorway. Insert the end caps into the cassette. You have to be able to do this with your hands. Install the handle on the screen with the supplied screws with a screwdriver. Attach the two mounting clips at the top of the door screw with a screwdriver to the housing.
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Make a retractable screen door, Place the storage cassette with the screen in the two mounting clips; they snap into place with your hands. Take measurements with the measuring tape from the pencil marks down to the door sill. Place the storage cassette into the two mounting clips at the top of the doorway. Keep the side rails against the sides of the door. Mark the holes for the screws in the trace with a pencil. Drill four pilot holes where the pencil marks. Place the side rails against the door frame, inserting wood screws into the holes and use the drill with screwdriver bits to the sidings screw in place.