Consider an Aluminum Screen Door
For Your Front Porch or Screen Porch Enclosure
Inexpensive Porch Or Deck ProjectDave made this porch or grill cart entirely from inexpensive cedar fence pickets from Home Depot. We currently use it as a grill cart but it also makes a perfect place for a container of lemonade on your porch! And, it cost less than $35 for the wood.
Inexpensive Outdoor Porch Or Grill Cart Idea
He got the idea for the cart from Ted's Woodworking Plans, an excellent source for hundreds of both both interior and exterior woodworking projects at his fingertips.
An attractive custom aluminum screen door instantly adds appeal and value to any home.
Not all aluminum screen doors are the same. If you are looking for beauty and durability, Mary and I are happy to tell you about the doors from PCA Products (one of our fine sponsors).
Photos courtesy of PCA ProductsThe design and engineering that goes into making a screen door from PCA Products is noteworthy.
Mary and I toured their manufacturing facility to see the entire production process.
Although we do not know specifically how other manufacturers construct their metal screen doors, we can attest to the quality and engineering that goes into a PCA Products screen door.
You can make a statement with a beautiful exterior screen door like these from PCA Products.
PCA Products is one of our sponsors and we are proud to tell you about their aluminum door products. We have personally seen their products and appreciate the construction of their screen doors.
We like the fact their metal screen doors are designed to alleviate what most people find most annoying in a screen door.
Screen Door Craftsmanship At It's Finest
This video tells of the craftsmanship of PCA's aluminum doorsPlease take a moment to listen to Steve Pfeffer, President of PCA Products, as he explains the features of his screen doors.
Be Done with These Door Annoyances!PCA Products has addressed these annoyances in their door design and construction.
Annoyance #1: Sagging and Twisting Doors That Don't Shut ProperlyNot all aluminum screen door frames (the most critical part) are the same. Ensure the frame is manufactured to the highest standards.
As an example and for comparison purposes, PCA Products' doors are made with internal corner key systems as shown at right.
In addition, their screen door frames are .065 inches thick and have a continuous piano-type hinge extending the entire length of the door thereby creating a solid connection between the door and the door frame.
They also developed the Thru-Lock System™ which means no unsightly welds and stronger overall frames.
Together, these important construction factors eliminate door sag and twisting compared that with typical home supply store screen doors.
Annoyance #2: Screen Comes LooseLoose screens definitely are annoying and you can never seem to get the screen as tight as it was originally.
If I were to solve that problem I'd create a system whereby when you pushed on the screen it would actually tighten, not loosen. But I discovered I was too late with that idea.
PCA Products' screen doors are built to do just that. They use a flat locking spline system that keeps the screen tight; it won't come out.
Annoyance #3: Screen TearsThere's nothing more aggravating than having the screening on your screen door tear. Patching it with duct tape is not appealing.
If you have pets, children or grand children, chances are your screen needs to withstand some rough wear. So you need options.
Select from standard screening or if you prefer, their Super Screen. If you have pets choose their pet screening material.
Annoyance #4: DIY Installation IssuesA quality aluminum screen door should be easy to install taking the guesswork out of how it is supposed to fit in your opening. What if it didn't matter whether you need a left-hand open out door or a right-hand open in screen door?
And how many times have contractors brought the wrong door only to have to reschedule the appointment?
Look for a door that gives you more options, opens either way, and even adjusts for height and width to make a perfect fit in your opening.
For the DIYer, I find these doors easy to install. Understanding that not all door frames are perfectly square, PCA's doors are adjustable to fit the space making it not only easier to install but also making it very attractive fit. You don't have to cut your new door to fit your opening as you would with vinyl or wood screen doors.
Video: See How Much Weight a PCA Screen Door Can Hold
Seeing this family stand on a PCA screen door gives you some ideaNow you won't have to struggle with tightening your screen while trying to push that round rubber spline back in place while hoping it holds.
An Aluminum Screen Door is Perfect for Front Porches and Screened PorchesStylish, curb appealing, and functional, an aluminum screen door is ideal in almost any location on your home.
Try to Match Your Home's Architectural FeaturesIt is pleasing to maintain the architectural look of your home when adding any new exterior feature. Installing a custom designed aluminum screen door makes that easy to do.
In the photo below, note how the metal screen door insert mimics the architectural lines on this home, from the siding to the light panel to the right of the front door.
Metal screen door architecturally compatible with home
Quality aluminum screen doors create curb appeal
Beautiful trim on this door really adds beauty to this porch
Who wouldn't love calling this home?
Custom metal doors offer many optionsThe owner of this home included a tropical insert from PCA Products on their screen door to complement the palm tree landscaping. Such an easy thing to do and it instantly increased the appeal of their front porch.
You may not find the right style option at your local home supply store among the few they may have on hand. But don't despair, PCA Products has many styles from which to choose.
We invite you to look at PCA Products site to get the information you need.
Superb for Screen Porch KitsThe only moving part on a screened porch or porch enclosure is the screen door so it needs both durability and appeal. If you are building a new screen porch or erecting a screen porch kit, you need to learn more about PCA Products' doors.
They have teamed with ScreenEze® as a way for you to construct an amazing screen porch.
Photo courtesy of PCA ProductsThis is a good example of a PCA Products exterior screen door on screen porch kit.
Attractive aluminum screen door for porch enclosure
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