Our screen door has taken a beating between the two dogs and our 2.5 year old so we needed to replace the screen for fear of stink bug invasions (shudder). And also, it’s driving me nuts that both the kid and the dog have been using the broken screen as a fun way to get in and out of the house- rather than opening the door. We were about to buy a new door, thinking we had to, until one of our friends mentioned it is really easy to replace. Yay for easy DIY projects.
Supplies… this was all in one kit that I ordered. Read the reviews… some are apparently easier to install than others. I also saw some really expensive screening that is supposed to work better for pets. I didn’t want to spend that much on my first attempt fixing this.
Then I got out my new screen and unrolled it, making sure it was positioned evenly over the door. I taped it down on two sides (one short and one long side). Make sure you have a decent amount left on each end, otherwise you’ll have to start over with a new piece of screen. My first attempt, I cut the screen… then ended up not having enough length wise. Eek. So second attempt, I just left roll uncut.
Cut angle for each corner. I did the end with the roll once I got to it as I installed splining/screen.
Cut off excess screen using your utility knife. My husband did this part because I’m dangerous with sharp objects.
I know, I need to clean this… maybe… later.
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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