This weekend, I did a screening of a different kind. After we did a makeover on our old, worn out, beat up, metal utility shed it looked GREAT! But there were a few finishing touches that still needed to be done, and the first one was the screen door.
I took the screen door down and placed it on top of my outdoor tables. The first thing that needed to be done was remove the old screen.
I used a screwdriver to pry up the staples holding the wood trim and then also to remove the screen itself.
Once everything was removed it was time to install the new screen. I laid the roll of screen in place and temporarily put the trim back on the top to hold it in place. I then rolled it down to the bottom. Holding the left edge in place, I used my staple gun to attach the screen on the left side.
I then removed the top trim piece so that I could pull the screen taut on the right side of the door and I stapled the screen all the way down the right side. Then across the top, and lastly, across the bottom. Next was to cut off the excess screen. I used a box cutter to trim all three sides.
Reinstalling the wood trim pieces made it all look good!
This door came with a louver on the bottom. It is amazing how much the door has weathered while hanging there a couple of months. The louver had been stored inside, which is why you see such a color difference.
I turned the door over and proceeded to put it in place. But wait. How does it attach? Hmmmmm, it might have been a good idea to check that out before, because it looks suspiciously like has to be done under the screen. Oh well. Maybe it will just sit in there. NOT!
That will have to be a project for another day. I just hung the door up and placed the louver back inside.
“Read all instructions first.” Does anybody DO that?