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Installation Tips For Screens

Summer is nearly here and already the blowflies, house flies and mosquitoes are out in huge numbers. Have you had a look at your fly screens and security screens to see if they are in a suitable state, or do they perhaps need renewal?

At  Seconline we manufacture to the customer’s exact specification a large range of insect screens, flyscreens, security screens, security screen doors and a large range of accessories. We have created a user-friendly website where the very handy or not-so-handy people can, in the comfort of their own home in front of their own computer, log in to the site and source all the information that would be needed to do their own measuring. Then they can go through to our shopping cart through their particular choice and make their purchase in our safe, protected gateway. Once we receive your order here at the factory it is our aim to manufacture, package and have your order on freight  to you within seven working days.

If you are handy then installation is something that you may wish to undertake yourself. If you are not handy then perhaps engaging a licensed handyman or carpenter to assist you with your installation may be a better option for you. If, however, you do decide to attempt the installation yourself then there is assistance available on the website. Located at the top of every page there is a red question mark help button. Clicking on this will take you through to our information pages where you can find answers on how to measure and how to install all of our products.

Tools that would be required for the average installation are fairly basic and would possibly be already in the possession of most people. For example, the tools required for the installation of a security screen door would consist of the following:

  1. Cordless drills: it would be an advantage to have two cordless drills, one that would hold a Phillips head screwdriver bit and the other to hold a 3mm drill.

  2. A 10mm chisel and a claw hammer.

You may not need two cordless drills; however, it would make the installation significantly easier. It is also much easier if you have someone to hold the door while you are fitting the initial screws to the hinges. Sometimes if you are not used to managing the weight of the door whilst holding a cordless drill in one hand and the door in the other you may find it difficult. Once you have the door hinged then the operation will be significantly easier to do on your own.

Installing fly screens is relatively simple provided you have measured correctly. In most cases it’s a matter of pushing over and up, either left or right, and then dropping the fly screen down into the bottom recess. After that simply centre the fly screen so as to minimise any potential gaps on one side.

Sliding screen doors are in most cases significantly simpler to install if all tracking is provided than a hinged screen door, as usually it is a matter of locating the top rollers with the top track and then lifting the bottom rollers on top of the bottom track. Then simply from the inside where the adjustments are, adjust the wheels at the bottom to get the door perfectly square and then with the top rollers adjust them up so as to take any up-and-down movement out of the door.

For more information on installing Seconline Security Hinge and Sliding Doors see more of our Blogs!

Tips for the installation of a Hinged Seconline Security/Barrier Door.


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