Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to Install Door Dog Security Screen

Black flat 
paint spray
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Black spray paint (metal paint) 
Cordless screwdriver with Phillips bit
Metal mesh dog screen 
Self drilling pan head (4)

Mrs. Handy wanted Mr. Handyman to fix it the rear entrance door so the dogs do not scratch up the door with their toenails. The Handyman picked up a dog screen at our local The Home Depot store. 

This post shows the five steps to installing a dog protection screen.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the door measures 32-inches wide. Now measure your door width to determine which size screen will be needed for this job. These screens come in length of 30, 32 and 36 inches. Yes, larger screen size exists but these need to be ordered at the special service desk of your local warehouse store.
Fig.1 Taking picture
Step 2: Fig.2 shows to take the screen and place it against the door. Remove the screw bag and cardboard that comes with the screen.
Fig.2 Screen
Step 3: The screen come with 4-metal screws but these screws are the wrong type for this purpose. This job needed self drilling pan head screws because the dog screen was attached to a metal door. Fig.3 shows there are 4 locations where the screws anchors to the screen of the door. Use a cordless screwdriver with a Phillips bit and secure the screen with the pan head screws.
Fig.3 Pan head screw
Fig.4 shows the cordless driver screwing the bottom of the screen to the door. Pan head screws flat round top are used to the dogs toes do not get hurt if they scratch against the screws.
Fig.4 Self drilling screw
Step 4: Fig.5 shows a black paint spray can, the screen are without paint when purchase at the store. The black color was chosen and she wanted the screen to vanish rather than stand out. Painting the screen was done on a paint tarp, and was ready to be put up in our hour.
Flat paint
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the completed project and now the door is protected from those the dogs toes and nails.

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