Screen door maintenance is important. I’d like to share with you a couple of tips for making sure your screen door operates smoothly and effectively for years to come. Screen doors are simple in their design and function so it takes very little work to make sure that your screen will be in working order for a long long time. Often though people overlook their screen doors maintenance and they find themselves needing a brand new screen. I want to help you avoid that. Here are my tips:
Retract when not in use:
Retractable screens are more suitable for modern life as they are stylish and can be stored completely out of they way when not in use. If you have a retractable screen door, simply keep it rolled away when not in use. The housing will protect it from the elements ensuring its longevity.
Keep your tracks free of debris:
Your tracking is a perfect collection spot for dirt and debris. It loves to hide out in there. Stuff like rocks, leaves and just general gunk will make a habit of making a home inside your screen door tracking. Once a week use a cloth to get that junk out. It shouldn’t take you more than 30 seconds.
Use Dry Silicone Spray:
Friction is the enemy of your screen. It wants to kill it. For continued smooth operation of a screen door you need to keep the tracks lubed up. Be careful not to use WD-40. For some reason this go to household lubricant wreaks havoc on screen doors. Instead use Dry Silicone Spray for Retractable Screens. ScreenDoorDecals.com offers a premium Dry Silicon Spray for sale.
Keep people from walking into your screen:
It seems so obvious, yet people will keep crashing into their screens over and over. Obviously we have to recommend our decals here. It’s what they are designed to prevent and they do a great job at it. Our screen door savers have become immensely popular as their reputation for saving screen doors has grown.
I’m confident that if you follow these tips you will get much more enjoyment out of your screen door. If you have any questions about screen door maintenance feel free to send them our way and we will do our best to answer them.