Summer is a great time to open up the house and enjoy the fresh air.

However, this also means that you are more likely to encounter bugs and other pests. A bug screen door can help keep them out of your home, but it’s important to choose the right one and install it properly.

In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of bug screen doors available, as well as how to install and maintain them. Let’s get started!

Enjoying Summer Evenings

Picture the scene, it’s a warm evening and you’ve just finished dinner. Instead of sitting inside, watching TV, or browsing the internet, you open up the door to your backyard and enjoy the fresh air.

This is a great way to spend summer evenings, but it can also be risky if there are bugs around. A bug screen door can help keep them out of your house, so you can enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about bugs.

Types of Bug Screen Doors

There are three main types of bug screen doors: hinged, sliding, and retractable. Hinged bug screens attach to the door frame and swing open like a regular door. They are the most common type.

Sliding bug screens are installed on the top of the door and slide horizontally. They are ideal for doors that open outwards. Retractable bug screens are mounted on the wall next to the door and roll up into a housing compartment when not in use.

Which type is best for you will depend on your needs and preferences. Hinged bug screens are easy to install and are the most common type, but they can take up a lot of space when open.

Sliding bug screens are less common, but they do not take up any extra space when open. Retractable bug screens are the most expensive option, but they do not require any extra space to use.

The type of bug screen door you choose will also depend on the type of door it is installed on. Hinged bug screens are available in a variety of sizes to fit most doors and are easy to customize but sliding and retractable bug screens are often only available in one specified size.

Choosing A Screen Door Closure For Outdoor Party Comfort

A screen door with a door magnet is a great option to keep the bugs out while you are enjoying your outdoor party, barbecue, or picnic. Door magnets come in different sizes and styles to fit any screen door.

Installation of bug screens on standard sized doors is not as difficult as one might think. Most bug screens attach to the door frame with screws or clips, so there is no need for special tools or expertise.

However, when it comes to garage doors, porches and larger areas, it is best to call in a professional. They will have the experience and tools necessary to install your bug screen door properly.

Maintenance of bug screens is also very easy. Simply wipe down the screen with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris. If a screen door becomes very dirty, it can be removed and either pressure washed or washed in the washing machine depending on the materials it’s made from.

To prevent metal screens from rusting, a coat of paint or sealant can be applied every few years.

If holes develop in your screen they can be repaired with a patch kit or by using a screen repair service. It’s much more environmentally-friendly than a full replacement and a skilled professional can complete the repair in just a few minutes.

How to Install Bug Screen Doors

The installation methods for different types of bug screen doors do vary. However, the basic steps are the same for all types.

Here are the steps to installing a hinged bug screen door:

  • Remove the old door or window screen from the doorframe and discard it.
  • Measure the width and height of the doorframe opening and write down these measurements.
  • Cut the bug screen to size using the measurements you took in step two.
  • If the bug screen has a mesh pattern, cut the mesh to size as well.
  • Attach the bug screen to the doorframe using screws or clips.
  • Close and latch the bug screen door to make sure it is secure.

Bug Screen Doors Protect You And Your Family’s Health

Bugs in Canada that represent a serious risk to human health include mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Flies that come into your home can lay eggs in pet food and cause food-borne illnesses.

Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus, ticks can carry Lyme disease and other illnesses, and fleas can transmit tapeworms.

If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that is beautiful and full of forests and nature, you’re also unfortunately at risk from bug-borne illnesses. A bug screen door can help reduce your chances of being bitten or contracting a bug-borne illness.

The Government of Canada recommends the use of bug screens and mosquito netting whenever you’re somewhere which is a higher-risk location.

That can help to reduce the chances of you being bitten by insects.

The symptoms of the West Nile virus are fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a rash. If you experience any of these symptoms after being bitten by a mosquito, see your doctor immediately.

Lyme disease can cause fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and swollen lymph nodes. If you have been bitten by a tick and develop any of these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible.

Fleas can transmit tapeworms, which cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and weakness. If you think you have been infected with a tapeworm, see your doctor immediately for treatment.

A bug screen door is an important part of any home, especially if you live in an area where bug-borne illnesses are a risk. By installing a bug screen door, you can help protect yourself and your family from these dangerous diseases.

Avoiding An Insect Invasion

When you’ve installed your bug screen here are some tips for maintaining it and making the most of it.

Keep the bug screen door closed as much as possible. This will keep bugs from entering your home and will also help to keep the air conditioning or heating in.

If you have a pet, make sure they do not scratch or damage the bug screen. Pets can be great helpers in keeping bugs out of the house, but they can also damage bug screens.

Wipe down the bug screen with a damp cloth occasionally to remove any dirt or debris. This will help keep the bug screen functioning properly and looking good.

A bug screen door is an important addition to any home, especially if you live in an area where insects are common.

We Supply Industry Leading Bug Screen Doors

Are you a homeowner and looking to replace old bug screen doors or install new ones from scratch? Maybe you’re a professional contractor who is installing bug screen doors on behalf of a client?

Either way, you will love our range of screen systems. We have over thirty years of experience providing screen doors to Canada.

Our unrivaled service and dedication to quality set us apart from the competition. We have a close-knit group of professionals who share our company principles, much like a family unit.

We are thrilled to provide a retractable garage screen door, which is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. It’s the first of its kind in the industry, with a completely retractable passage door for easy access and exit without having to fully retract the system. The garage screen is spring-loaded, making opening and closing it simple.

It’s an especially exciting product! It can be used on garages, enabling people to work on vehicles or do some work in a garage workshop with a fresh breeze (and essential ventilation) but without the threat or annoyance of bugs.

It’s not just suitable for garages though. Summer and pool houses and other small structures with large doorways can also take advantage of it.

There are also some ways to use our screens in residential fittings. Take a look around our website and you’ll see some inspiring photos of exactly what we mean.

We Can Supply The Best Bug Screen Doors

Bug screen doors are a wonderful way to keep the air circulating in your house and provide peace of mind against insect-borne diseases.

They’re also an important component of any pet-friendly dwelling. To get the best results, keep your bug screen door clean and well-maintained.

Are you a homeowner or contractor looking for bug screen doors? We’re here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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