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How to Install Magnetic Screen Doors
Imagine the bees barging around your house like a boss? Uh-oh, we don't want that! It's quite annoying to see bees landing around your food, sting your face, or just really ruin your day. Fortunately, a magnetic screen door can help you outsmart those pesky little insects.
What are magnetic screen doors for?
Magnetic screen doors are not just for outwitting insects. It's also useful for keeping out the dust and dirt while still allowing us to breathe with some fresh air, sunlight, and breezes that come through. It's the best feeling ever!
The best thing about this is learning how to install magnetic screen doors, which is much easier than installing traditional doors.
Unlike the standard hinged screen doors, the magnetic screen doors are ideal for active families with kids and pets. Besides that, it comes with two mesh panels that join the doorway frame using adhesives, Velcro, tacks, or fasteners.
It is quite similar to a theater curtain if you remember how it looks. The panels are designed to come together in the middle with weighted magnets sewn into the magic mesh.
After your mom or dog passes through, the magnets will draw to each other, closing quickly, gently, and silently after. It's a very convenient door that allows you to enter and leave effortlessly without worrying about opening the doors.
Steps on installing the magnetic screen doors
Keep in mind that taking time is the key to success in installing magnetic screen doors.
First things first, you need to read the directions on how to install the magnetic screen doors. It is imperative to learn how to prepare it carefully so you can finish it quickly and straightforward.
Also, do take time to measure things. Below is the step by step process on how to install the magnetic screen doors.
1. Lay down the magic mesh on the ground.
Prepare the magic mesh and lay it on the ground, flat surface. Ensure that magnets are aligned in the middle. Remember that the top of the magic mesh has a larger gap between the magnets and curtains at the bottom.
2. Make sure to check the magnets are aligned symmetrically.
Open and close the magnets down the middle to see if they attract while your magic mesh is laid out on the ground. Ensure that you check each magnet to see if they are lined up evenly. You'll surely let the bugs enter your home if the magnets are not symmetrical because this will leave a gap in your magnetic screen doors.
REMEMBER: Before installing the screen, you will need to separate each pair of magnets.
3. Attach the 12 adhesive strips to the magic mesh frame.
After you peel the backing off of each adhesive strip's soft side, you can now apply the adhesive directly to the back of the screen. Layout and spread every 12 strips provided across the entire frame securely!
4. Measure the door's height to see how high to hang the screen.
As mentioned above, take your time on measuring the door's height so you can see how high to hang the screen. You can use a measuring tape to measure the height. With a pencil or any marker, you can note where you need to hang the mesh's top to prevent it from touching the ground.
5. Measure the door's width and mark the midway point.
Same as measuring the door's height, you can use a measuring tape to measure the door's width so you can mark the midway point.
6. Attach and continue sticking the rest to your door frame.
Now, you are aware of all the measurements. You can now remove the adhesive that was placed and attach. Continue sticking the rest to your door frame; make sure that the mesh hangs evenly.
7. Test the magnetic screen door.
After everything you've done, test the magnetic screen door by walking through the center several times. See if the magnets split apart as you walk through the door and close back together once you leave the doorway. If you notice that it is not working, don't worry because there is plenty of time to reinstall it. This time make sure to read the directions very well.
As you can see, installing a magnetic screen door is quick and simple. But it is also crucial to maintain and clean it properly to extend the screen's life.
What should you keep in mind when installing magnetic screen doors?
- Install the magnetic screen door opposite the swing to avoid issues such as impeding the door's swing. If your door is open inwards, you should have your screens installed outside the frame. At the same time, the outward swinging doors should have the screen installed on the inside of the frame.
- Magnetic screen doors must be affixed to the door frame using a strong adhesive or even push pins.
- Always check the magnets after installing the magnetic screen door. Make sure that the magnets at the end of each screen are attached. If not, then the door will not close properly.