Retractable Screen – Part 9 – The Open French Door Solution

Hook & Eye Latch

In Part 8 we outlined the how we needed a solution that would keep the French Door open and secure when we wanted to use our new retractable screens to provide greater air ventilation in our home. You can add a contemporary office lighting to the room so it has the right lighting. Right now there was nothing to prevent a gentle breeze from moving the open door up against the porch light and brick of the outside wall, or back into the door frame, and we were about to find out a led wall … [Read more...]

Retractable Screen – Part 8 – What To Do With The French Door?

French Door Exterior With EZ Snap Solar Blinds

In Part 7 the installation of the DreamScreens Canada retractable screen doors for the double (French) doors leading from our kitchen eating area that we have equipped with the best appliances including the best masticating juicer 2014, going out to the deck in the back of the house was finished. We are really excited. The next morning I went to have my morning coffee and read the morning paper outside on the deck. I was planning to use for the first time our new retractable screen doors so I … [Read more...]

Retractable Screen – Part 7 – Filling In The Gaps

Metal Horizontal Insert

The installation activities in Part 6 saw the upper guide track connected to the left and right retracted screen housing units which themselves were affixed to the vertical door frame. If you recall, the installation resulted in gaps between the door frame and the upper track as well as both vertical retracted screen housing units. Here's a picture below showing the gaps. What was the cause? Well, it was not poor measurements or poor installation. It was obvious Dean knew what … [Read more...]

Retractable Screen – Part 4 – On Site Assembly

DreamScreens On Site Assembly

In Part 3 we had decided, with the help of Dean who was the installer, to place the retractable screen within the door frame of our French Doors. Remember, the decision on the placement is important because this will impact the height measurements for the components which contain the actual screen. So, decide on the placement before you order your retractable screen door from your supplier of choice (if they have a product which an average home owner can install themselves just like our … [Read more...]

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