How to Install a Security Screen Door

  • Posted by: Peta Mayne

How to Install a Security Screen Door

Installing a security screen door is a job for an experienced DIYer. This is a DIY project where you will need a second pair of hands to help you to install the security door.  There are a number of fiddly steps that need to be done accurately in order for the door to fit perfectly s0 be prepared to embark on an advanced project.  Even the strongest security door isn’t going to provide security if it isn’t fixed to the door frame properly. how to install a security screen door

DIY Installation of a Security Screen Door

Here is a quick overview of the steps required for installing a security screen door so you can decide whether this is the DIY project for you.  It is important to recognise early on that a failed DIY project can end up costing more than hiring a professional like SP Screens so its important to be confident in your advanced DIY skills.

  1. Measure the height and width of your doorway
  2. Decide if your security screen door will be hinged on the right or left
  3. Attach the lock and handles
  4. Measure and mark for the hinges (this is a two person job)
  5. Ensure the door jamb is square
  6. Pre-drill and screw in the hinges
  7. Mark out the striker on the door & door jamb
  8. Drill holes and attach the striker

A strong installing a security screen correctly is essential if it is to offer effective protection to a home.  Installation can be frustrating and time consuming.  However, with the right tools, patience and man power, you can ensure a strong installation. If you intent to build your our security screen door you can buy all necessary components and accessories from www.buyalength.com.au

Or You Can Hire a Professional

If these steps look complicated and a lot like hard work then a better solution may be to call a professional security screen company like SP Screens.  SP Screens installers are security licenced and ensure a strong installation that meets Australian Security Screen Door Standards.  Contact SP Screens for a free onsite measure and quote at 1300 939 700 or www.spscreens.com.au