The kids have just left home, and we are redecorating their rooms. I'm finally going to get the home office that I've always wanted, and my husband is going to get a sewing room. It's an amazing feeling to be entering into this new stage of our life. We need to redecorate the rooms a fair bit - as I don't think that anyone is going to take me seriously on work video conferencing calls in a black walled room with rock posters behind me! This blog is all about redecorating your empty nest so that you can make the most of your extra space.
Security screen doors are primarily meant to prevent break-ins, but they are also used to keep bugs out of a building. But getting the most service from a security screen door is based upon how well the installation job is done. Without the right knowledge, you could face problems with your screen door installation. In worst case scenarios, you may not be completely unable to install the door. If you are going to install your door as a do-it-yourselfer, here are a couple of useful tips for you.
Order the right door
The first step in ensuring your door is correctly installed is to select the right door. The door you choose ought to be of the same size as that of the door frame you are going to mount it over. If the opening is too small, you will not be able to secure the hinges to the doorway frame. Therefore, make sure to measure the width, length and height of the frame so you can get a proper sized door. Also, you should know whether the door will need to be hinged on the right-hand or left-hand side, as ordering a door that hinges on the wrong side is a big blunder.
If the current door is a right-hand swing that swings open towards the inside, for example, then your security screen door needs to be a left-hand swing. This way, as the screen door swings open, it will move away from the interiors of the house where the existing door move towards. Keep in mind that your door frame must be strong enough to hold the screen door in place.
Get the right tools and supplies
Without the right tools and supplies, it will be difficult for you to properly install your screen door. Some of the basic tools and materials you will need to do the job correctly include a tape measure to determine the dimensions of the door frame, good drill and drill bits to make holes, level to make sure the door is well-levelled against the door frame, hack saw for cutting applications, screwdriver to drive screws into your wooden door frame, and high-quality masking tape for weather stripping. Most of these tools and supplies can be obtained from local hardware stores. But before you make any purchase, make sure you know how to use them correctly.
The best way to ensure you install a suitable security screen door for your building is to ask an expert to help you in the selection and installation process.