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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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You'll need pet resistant insect screening. I forget which one I used but it works really well. Holds up against cats clawing on it. I remember when I bought it there were two major brands but now it looks like St Gobain bought New York Wire according to this http://catproofwindowscreen.blogspot.com/p/new-york-wire-pet-d-fence.html You'll need spline. It ...


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Have you tried lubricating it? Seems worth a shot for the price before replacing the whole door.


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I just utilized Tester101's method of opening the door further and it worked perfectly. Just open the door as wide as it'll go and the locking gizmo disengages.


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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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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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I clamped two of four sides (left side and bottom, for example) to a workbench while I was doing them. Then I worked on the side that was away from the two clamped down sides. It's not so much about getting it taut as it is about getting it even...


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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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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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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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Is mounting a triangle shaped hardwood block to reduce or eliminate the 30 degree angle out of the question? I would lag-bolt it to the beam and then mount the ceiling mount to that in the usual manner. There are plenty of long extension monitor/TV ceiling mounts available which with the appropriate length, put the monitors at eye-level, but as you've ...


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The easiest way is water (distilled) and microfiber cloth. There are tons of screen cleaners on the market that you can order though that are a little easiest to work with than water.


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Most of the deck brackets are installed board at a time, and the last bracket holds the next board. The Shadoe Track however is a continuous rail, with conventional screws from below. It can be set at any spacing.


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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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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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Did the door that was there when you moved in work ok? Could you just replace the screen in it?


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My Dad used to use Ivory soap! It worked very well but with any thick lubricant it needed to be wiped off and replaced now and then because it would collect dirt. Use as little as possible to get the screen running smoothly along the track by moving the screen back & forth.


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They are typically made of vinyl. Some people are stating here that it last them about 5 years so far. I'd expect 5-10 years. After 10 years, it probably will be brittle anyways. Just keep the chemicals away and wash with water only.



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