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Swinging Screen Door Care and Maintenance Instructions

AtoZScreens-SacramentoCA-DogScreenDoorIf you have just purchased a swinging screen door from A to Z, congratulations! It is manufactured from heavy-duty extruded aluminum and built for years of use.

The following tips will help you get the most from your new swinging screen door, and ensure you enjoy a bug-free breeze for many years:

Remember that your swinging screen door is a screen door, not a Sherman tank! Do not allow children or pets to push against or jump up on the screen fabric! Your screen door carries no warranty against abuse.

Open the door using the handle

Open the door using the handle

Don't push on the screen fabric to open the door!

Don’t push on the screen fabric to open the door!

When opening the screen door, use the handle! Do not open the screen door by pushing directly on the fabric. This may cause the fabric to rip, tear, stretch, or separate from the frame. Your children may need some coaching in this area.

AtoZScreens-SacramentoCA-CleaningScreenDoorsTo clean, use a damp, clean cloth and gently wipe the screen fabric and frame clean, rinsing and re-wetting your cloth often.

AtoZScreens-SacramentoCA-MaintainingScreenDoorsLubricate your screen door’s hinges with high-quality silicone spray regularly (every 1-2 months). A can of silicone spray can be purchased at any major hardware store on the same shelf as WD-40. Avoid using oil or WD-40 as this will create a greasy mess and may damage the paint finish.

AtoZScreens-SacramentoCA-AdjustingScreenDoorsAdjust your pneumatic screen door closer as necessary. The pneumatic door closer that was installed with your screen door contains a special hydraulic oil which will become thicker with cold winter weather, and thinner with hot summer weather. In order to keep your door shutting at an acceptable speed, you may need to adjust the speed adjustment screw on your door closer on occasion. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, you can slow the door by turning the screw to the right, or increase the closing speed by turning the adjustment screw to the left.


To see these beautiful swing-out screen doors installed in actual homes, check out our different door styles…there are lots of possibilities!


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Dear A to Z,

With four small children and a very excitable Golden Retriever, my husband was tired of installing a new screen door each summer so we called you. Having had numerous cheap and flimsy screen doors in the past, I am in a position to compare the quality of the new screen door you just installed versus what we’ve purchased from various hardware stores in the past….and there’s no comparison!

No plastic parts, no gaps, no slamming, and I can tell the metal your screen door is made of is definitely thicker. Granted, your screen door did cost a little more, but not having to experience the drama of installing yet another junky door was well worth it! My husband is happy to have his weekend, and I am delighted to have a NICE screen door that doesn’t make the front of our house look trashy! Thanks for everything!

~ Mindy Walker, Granite Bay, CA Read more »