GH5938, Reviewed October 1993
Aluminum, galvanized steel or plastic screen are recommended because they will not stain, rust or need painting. Match other screening when practical. Examine the frame. Is the screen built into the frame or attached to the edge of the frame with a molding trim piece? Compare Figures 1 and 2.
Examine the old door hinges to see what type you need. The hinge may be either a "loose pin" type that allows removal of the pin or a "fixed pin" type that does not. The hinges also may be the full surface-mounted type with the hinge fully exposed when the door is closed (Figure 11), or the half-surface mounted type in which the hinge is only partially exposed when the door is closed (Figure 12).
The house will look better; insects will not enter; and the screen door will not be damaged further.
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