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Your Complete How-To Guide and Video for Installing Double Sliding Screen Doors

Your Complete How-To Guide and Video for Installing Double Sliding Screen Doors

Your Complete How-To Guide and Video for Installing Double Sliding Screen Doors

Welcome to your all-in-one resource for installing double sliding screen doors that meet perfectly in the center! If you’re tired of your old, creaky single-panel doors or looking to improve ventilation in your home, double sliding screen doors are an excellent solution. This guide complements our detailed how-to video to ensure you have all the information you need for a successful DIY installation project. Let’s dive right in!

Double sliding screen doors are a practical and stylish solution for covering large door openings. The screen doors are made up of two panels that slide along a track. This allows them to be easily rolled open and closed. They often are installed on patio doors, French doors, and other large door openings. The double screens provide natural light and ventilation while still protecting against insects and other pests.

Benefits

One of the main benefits of double sliding screen doors is their versatility. They are mounted on both inward and outward swinging doors, and can even be installed on French doors. They are also relatively easy to install. Plus they are available to purchase in a variety of sizes to fit most standard door openings.

In addition to their practicality, double sliding screen doors also provide a number of aesthetic benefits. They allow homeowners to enjoy the outdoors while still being protected from insects and other pests. They also allow natural light and breeze to enter the home, which can help to reduce energy costs and improve indoor air quality.

Why Choose Double Sliding Screen Doors?

Before getting into the installation process, let’s discuss the benefits of double sliding screen doors. They offer:

  • Better Ventilation: By allowing air to flow through two openings, these doors offer enhanced ventilation for your home.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Modern designs can add an elegant touch to your home’s entrance or patio.
  • Ease of Use: The sliding feature means you don’t have to worry about door swing space, making them ideal for tight or busy areas.

What You’ll Need

Materials:

  • Double sliding screen doors kit 
  • Including the aluminum meeting rail

Tools:

  • Measuring tape
  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • CordlessDrill
  • ¼ Inch Hex Bit
  • Pencil for marking

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Measure 

Before you can start with the installation, it’s essential to measure  accurately. This will ensure that you purchase the right size of double sliding screen doors. Measure the height and width of existing screen door frame. Make sure to take measurements from corner to corner to ensure accuracy. 

If you do not have the old screen doors anymore, then please following our measuring instructions on how to measure a sliding screen door. https://www.bestcustomscreens.com/how-to-instructions/how-to-measure-sliding-screen-door/

Step 2: Choose Your Doors

Once you have the measurements, it’s time to choose your double sliding screen doors. Order your double sliding screen door at https://www.bestcustomscreens.com/shop/double-sliding-screen-door/

Step 3: Install the Two Sliding Screen Doors

Carefully place the first door into the top track and then gently lower it into the bottom track. Slide the door back and forth a few times to ensure it is fitting correctly. Repeat for the second door.

Step 7: Make Adjustments

Once both doors are in place, slide them toward the center to ensure they meet perfectly. If needed, make adjustments to the rollers for a snug fit.

Step 8: Install Aluminum Meeting Rail

The final step is installing the Aluminum Meeting Rail. These usually screw with self tapping screws or you may also use rivets. 

Step 9: Final Checks

Slide the doors back and forth several times and lock/unlock them to make sure everything is working correctly. Make any final adjustments as necessary and us Alum a Lug to lubricate the wheels and bottom track. 

Additional Tips

  1. Adjust Leveling of Wheels: Always use a level to ensure that your doors hang straight. This will reduce wear and tear over time.
  2. Maintenance: Keep the tracks clean and occasionally lubricate the rollers for smooth operation.

When Ordering

Another important factor to consider is the quality of the screen mesh. A higher quality mesh will be more durable and resistant to tearing. This makes it a better choice for areas with high traffic or pets. It’s also important to look for a screen door with a sturdy frame and track to ensure smooth operation and prevent sagging over time.

Overall, double sliding screen doors are a practical and stylish choice for homeowners looking to add an extra layer of protection to their doors while still enjoying the benefits of natural ventilation and light.

Conclusion

Installing double sliding screen doors might seem daunting, but with the right tools and a bit of know-how, it’s a project that you can undoubtedly tackle over a weekend. We hope this guide has been helpful, and remember to watch our step-by-step video for additional insights and tips.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, don’t hesitate to reach out or comment below. Happy installing!

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