A screen door lets the fresh outside air into the home during mild weather. This door is installed exterior to the front or back door of the home. Most screen doors are made from metal, wood, or vinyl and at least the top half of the door contains a screen. Install a screen door in your home to take advantage of the warm breezes of spring and summer.
You will need:
Step 1: Use the tape measure to obtain the dimensions of the inside of the door frame. Purchase a screen door with measurements that are as close as possible to the door frame dimensions. The door may need to be trimmed in order to fit the door frame. If this is the case, cut the same amount off each side prior to installation.
Step 2: Using the screwdriver and screws, screw the surface hinges onto the frame. If the frame does not have pre-drilled holes, use the drill to create pilot holes.
Step 3: Drill the pilot holes for the hinges into the door. The location of the hinges on the door frame should line up with those on the door. Attach the hinges to the door and use the screwdriver to attach the screws. Attach the door latch to the frame and the handle to the door.
Step 4: Lift the door and put it into the frame. Trim it as needed before making the final installation. To make installation easier, an assistant can hold onto the door while you attach it to the frame.
Step 5: Open and close the door, ensuring that it moves with ease. Make any necessary adjustments to the fit and placement.