What You Will Need
Metal drill bit
New screen door assembly
The best screen door to mount on a mobile home should be a screen door, storm door combination. You can change out the screen and storm windows as the season changes. Most mobile home doors are a standard size for a mobile home; however, they are a varied size than a permanent structure standard screen door. They are not generally as readily offered for purchase as a standard screen door may be. Whether you are mounting one for the first time or replacing a damaged door, you have to take a few extra steps when installing a screen door on a mobile home.
By using the tape measure, measure the height and width of the door area where you wish to mount a screen door. If you are change a screen door, measure the door itself. If it was not a standard fit and need adjustments originally, you may find one that fits without any adjustment this time. Note if the door opens to the right or left, this is vital when purchasing the new door
Decided on a Screen Door
Mobile home screen doors are produced specifically from a light weight material. You do have many choices, as far as design and color. Real or simulate wood grain doors are even offered. If your mobile home is in a community check with the association for acceptable exterior designs before purchasing your screen door. You will require to go to a store specializing in mobile home parts and accessories. Most hardware stores will not carry the screen door you want.
Removing the Existing Screen Door
If you are changing a screen door remove it and keep all the existing hardware.
Prepare the Door Frame
Remove any putty left in or around the door frame. Put new putty tape on the flanges.
Link the Screen Door
Carefully align the new screen door, making it the top of the frame as the level guide. While holding the screen door level, use the appropriate screw driver to screw in the hinges. Be careful not to use any previously drilled holes. Use a level to insure the door does not get caught on the threshold when opening or closing.
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Attach Handle and Return Chain
Once you get satisfied the screen door will open and close without interruption you can mount the handle from the inside with the door closed line up the door latch on the jamb and attach with the screws provided. Mount the closer to the jamb also, along with the chain. The chain should be attached as an extra precaution to prevent the screen door from opening too wide by a gust of wind or just a small child’s enthusiasm.