How to measure a sliding screen doors?
The do it yourself measuring instructions for the Economy Sliding Screen Doors
How do you measure sliding screen doors? Measuring Instructions Patio Sliding Screen Doors – Best Custom Screens. Measuring instructions for patio sliding screen doors. Best way to measure sliding screen doors. The measuring instructions on this page provide you our customer, a typical way our installers measure for patio sliding screen doors when the old door is no longer available at the property. If you have an existing frame that is not bent, we recommend to provide the existing frame size width by height. Do not include wheels in the measurement (wheels are adjustable).
The most common widths are 36″ & 48″. The most variation measuring slider screen doors and the most critical measurement is the height! Furthermore refer to the instructions below for height measuring, while making sure to use the right tool for the job.
Also, always use a heavy duty measuring tape with a blade width of minimum 1 Inch. Typical Blade Material Steel, Case Type Closed, Graduations 1/16 In. Stanley lock 25 ft. “the old diehard contractors tape” would do just fine and the way I personally use and prefer a Stanley Fat Max 25 ft!! Since it works great for large window and door openings.
Always use 1″ minimum width tape measure. Step by step process elaborated below.
- Measure the width.
- Most common widths are 36″ and 48″
- Measure the height.
- Set your tape measure on the top of the bottom track
- Measure upward at the bottom lip of the U-Channel.
- Add a quarter inch 1/4″ to your measurement.
Consumer takes full responsibility for measurements. Best Custom Screens is not responsible for consumer measuring mistakes.
YouTube Update on 10/12/19: Please see the diagram on this page https://bestcustomscreens.com/instructions/how-do-you-measure-sliding-screen-doors/ To see where to place your tape measure. Also like stated in the video please use a Stanly Fat Max tape measure. Why? Because it will not bend the way most tape measures can. If you even get a slight bend in the tape measure your sliding screen door your measurement could be off. We do not want this to happen because then its possible that your sliding screen door will not fit.
HOW TO DETERMINE CORRECT PATIO SCREEN HEIGHT TO FIT YOUR DOOR
This is a vertical cross sectional view of a typical patio door main frame head and sill (with patio sliding screen door also installed)
This is a vertical cross sectional view of a typical patio door main frame head and sill (with patio sliding screen door also installed) and It’s as if the door was “sliced” from top to bottom.