Thursday, November 5, 2015

Protect The Screen On Storm Door From Animal Scratches

An animal's claws scratching against a screen can do a lot of damage to an unprotected storm door, and cause costly damage to the screen. You can prevent the cost of replacing the screen mesh by placing a barrier such as a screen door grill on the door. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Hold the grill against the storm door. Using the tape measure, measure 1/2 inch above the line where the screen meets the door frame to position the grill. You will want a 1/2-inch gap, and no larger, because you need the grill to cover the place the pet's claws land on the door.

2. Put the sharp end of the pencil through the top two screw holes in the grill. Make a tiny mark. You do not need to mark the bottom two holes.

3. Line up the end of the drill bit with the top right pencil mark and drill into the door frame . Do not push the drill bit all of the way through the door; push only the drill bit between 1/4 and 1/2 inch into the frame, just far enough to start the screw.

4. Move the drill bit to the top left mark and repeat the procedure from Step 3. Do not drill the last two holes yet.

5. Put the grill in place and insert the top right screw through the grill hole and into the hole you drilled in the door. Turn the screw clockwise to tighten. Repeat this to insert the left top screw.

6. Line up the end of the drill bit in either one of the bottom holes and drill into the door frame. Drill to a depth of between 1/4 and 1/2 inch into the door frame.

7. Insert the last two screws in the bottom holes and tighten them by turning the screwdriver clockwise.

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