The Aluminum Framed Pet Screen Door is incredibly easy to install. The installation
instructions found on this web site are for your reference.
the Screen Door Package are all of the tools and accessories that you
will need. Our screen door kit comes complete with; Pet Screen Door
sized to your request; Screen Spline Tool; Spline; Razorblade and
(Note: If installation sounds too difficult, we suggest referring the installation to a qualified local screen shop.)
Aluminum Pet Screen Door should be installed in a host screen door that
is in good condition. If your intended host screen is old and worn or
does not operate properly, we suggest you refer installation to a
qualified screen installation professional. They will be able to renew
or replace your host screen as needed, as well as install your new pet
screen door if you wish.
The following steps should be followed while your host
screen is still in its opening:
1 - Determine the host screens position(See Figure 1)...
2 - ...and locate your Aluminum Pet Screen Door at the bottom corner of your choice, on the body side of your host screen (See Figure 2).
This location is usually on the handle side of your host screen so that
there is a minimum amount of opening required. This enables your pet
screen door to operate freely with your patio door or window.
3 - Place
light pencil marks on the screen side of your host screen where the top
edge and outside edge of your pet screen meet the frame of your host
screen(See Figure 3
4 - Locate the position where the spline grooves of the pet screen meet at the top outside corner of the pet screen.
- While keeping a fix on this location, remove the pet screen and with
razor blade provided, cut host screen material from this location (intersection of Top Outside Corner & Spline Groove). Cut from (A to C)See Figure 3.
6 - Locate pencil marks on the side and bottom of host
screen (Both B's), then with razor blade provided cut host screen material (as close as possible to host frame) from both (B's to C). See Figure 3
- You must now determine the placement of the self-adhesive flat bars
that will connect your Aluminum Pet Screen Door to your host screen. This
will most likely be on the body side of both host and pet screen.
(Note: The screen side of the pet screen must face the same direction as the screen side of the host screen.)
you have determined which side you will place the flat bars, and have
determined the proper positioning, you may then carefully adhere the
flat bars into place. See Figure 4
If necessary, use holes and screws to better secure.
following steps will require the removal of your host screen from its
opening: Sliding screen door removal.
1 - Sliding screen door removal (Figure 5)
is generally a fairly simple task. Most screen doors will simply lift
up and out at the bottom, then lower down to clear the top. If your
screen will not clear the bottom after you have lifted it to its
highest possible position, you will need to lift the bottom rollers
with a flat blade, such as a putty knife. If this does not work you
will need to adjust the rollers to allow for such clearance.
follow the remaining steps you will need a hard flat surface, ideally
as large as your screen door, with room to work at the bottom of the
- Lay the host screen, with pet screen attached by means of flat bars,
on a flat surface with the screen side up. The host screen material
must be over the top of the pet screen.
2 - Utilizing the spline tool and spline provided in the Aluminum Pet Screen
Door package, you must roll the host screen material into the pet screen spline groove.
the spline to cushion the host screen material as well as to lock it
into place, use great care to ensure spline tool does not cut host
- Start at the top outside corner with the spline positioned so there
is enough spline to roll the full length of both grooves. With firm
downward pressure, roll the concave wheel of the spline roller back and
forth on top of the spline in a one inch area. Once the screen material
and the spline are forced into the groove you may continue rolling
along the groove, taking care to keep the screen material straight.See Figure 6
Note: If there are "slack" spots or "bubbles" in the edges of the host
screen material, you may remedy the situation by pulling slightly on
excess screen while working spline tool carefully back and forth in the
general area opposite "bubble."
4 - Once the host screen material is fully rolled in to your satisfaction, you may trim the excess material
with the razor blade provided.
5 - Re-install your screen and sit back. You can now enjoy watching you pet travel in and out with no bother to you.