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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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We’d been wanting to open our front door for a long time for the nice cross breeze we always get, but our home was built with a really tall front door, and finding one at Home Depot or Lowes was a joke. Nobody at Home Depot seemed to know how to order one, and when we ordered one from Lowes, we waited over 8 weeks only to discover when it arrived, it was damaged in shipping! By this time, we were at the end of our rope. Finally we broke down and called A to Z.

We were afraid that a custom screen shop would be a lot more expensive than Home Depot or Lowes, but we were pleasantly surprised that the prices were very competitive… we didn’t have to install it! And the end result? Our new screen door is beautiful! It fits perfectly, doesn’t slam shut, and gives us the cross breeze!

FINALLY we can open our front and back doors and cool our house without the bugs! We look forward to seeing how much money we save on our utility bill next month!

~ Jason and Wendy Shaw, Rocklin, CA Read more »