We’ve all been there – closing the screen security door and noticing scratches from the cat climbing them. Or perhaps small holes that have worn in over time. If you’ve never changed the fly screen in a security door before, you may be wondering just how easy it is to do, particularly if you don’t even have the parts available.
Replacing the screen is relatively easy and much cheaper than replacing the entire door! But it will require a trip to your local hardware store for the essentials:
- Fibreglass flyscreen
- Tape measure
- Spline Roller
Firstly, take your screen door off it’s rollers or unscrew it from the hinges. Give it a brush down to remove any dust or insects. Using a screw driver, pry out the old spline (this is what holds the flyscreen in place). Often it is relatively easy to just pull the spline out once you have enough out to grip onto. Take out the fly screen and give the frame another brush down.
Now it’s time to install the new flyscreen. Lay the mesh over the top of the frame, and give yourself around 10cm of overlap. Now for the hard part, installing the spline. Lay the spline on the gutter of the frame, and use the roller to push it in. It is essential to get the right size spline, otherwise you are going to have a very difficult and time consuming process on your hands. Once it is all rolled in, trim off excess without cutting into the flyscreen, and then trim off excess mesh, leaving yourself around 5mm the whole way around.
Then it’s the simple process of installing your screen back in place.
Does this sound far too difficult and time consuming? If so, perhaps it’s time to look at installing Crimsafe security screens. Made from a woven stainless steel mesh, you won’t need to worry about changing a flyscreen again! Contact Securelux for your free consultation and quote.