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Guardian is the manufacturer of the glass itself, but not the door assembly. See http://www.guardian.com/en/na/gd_002563.html I think the key to finding the proper sliding screen is going to be finding out the manufacturer of the assembly. Have you looked all around the door frame for a nameplate?


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You might want to look into some 3rd party retractable screen doors - there are a number of different manufacturers, and you can probably pick up a universal fit at your local home improvement store. I've seen a couple of these installed, and the good quality ones are pretty slick, and will handle kids & dogs - when hit, they simply retract. You should ...


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In my experience (midwest winters), storm windows are generally more for extra insulation purposes than severe storm protection. You can install exterior or interior storm windows, and they can be of varying degrees of sturdiness. For places that do have more extreme winds, you can buy windows that are engineered to absorb a hit from flying debris. I'm ...


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Storm windows and doors add an extra insulating layer for older (usually single-pane) windows. If the weather ever gets cold enough or hot enough to be uncomfortable as an interior temperature, you could probably benefit. You would have to weigh the cost of installation against the benefits that you might get in your area to decide if they're worth it. ...


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Could be composite material. Pressure treated 2x4 would work. An adhesive with the appropriate fasteners will anchor it well. Don't know of other kits besides screentight. I would check your local home stores and online. You can roll your own but the end result may not be as taut as you'd like. Good luck.


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What you are looking for is called a Combination Storm/Screen Window, and most hardware stores can order exactly what you want or you can pick through the selection at The Home Depot: Window Screens is a wide variety of combination storm window/screens to pick from.


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It is almost always diagonal measurement, from corner to opposite corner. Sometimes, they will refer to xx-class size (e. g. 45 inch diagonal-class, meaning "almost that size". Conventional screens are generally 4:3 width-to-height ratio. Wide screens are generally 16:9, occasionally 16:10 or other ratios.


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I would recommend you build it yourself. None of the building supply versions that I've seen can stand up too much more than 3 years of weathering. They use cheap fasteners that rust and stain the second year. Self construction will allow custom size openings. Weaving is another possibility. Teak, ipe, redwood and cedar, in that order, would be my top ...


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My go to for cleaning a screen is 99% isopropanol alcohol and a lint-free microfiber cloth. It works well on many household inks (including most permanent markers). This should remove the ink from the screen. Depending how hard the pen was pressed and the material of the screen, the pen might have also scratched the screen. Easiest way to see if its ink ...


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Have a look for wood or plastic window frames. They have a mechanism for screen replacement. Both are very flexible and robust materials. You can remove one side of the frame and replace the screen then. Comprehensive explanation to the picture can be found online


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I've had screen doors that were propped open with the brace and when people try to swing it shut without thinking, they end up bending the little metal brace itself, not allowing it to close. You can usually bend it back with a little shove but it probably won't shut as smoothly as before. If the little metal piece that keeps it open is stuck, then maybe get ...


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Don't get to hung up on the exact size the piece of screen needs to be. simply measure the width and height of the frame and buy a piece of screen large enough. Normally it comes in standard widths and cut to length. Once you lay and stretch the screen over your frame, install the spline on one end, stretch, install sides and opposite end. An inexpensive ...


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I finally figured this out! The door is an American Craftsman, which is a contractors line of windows and doors by Andersen sold at Home Depot. You can buy the screen by itself at the Home Depot: American Craftsman, an Andersen Company 34-1/2 in. Aluminum White Insect Screen for Patio Doors The screen is a perfect fit in my door even though my door was ...



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