Swing Doors, solar screen patio doors

We can make a solar screen for your swing door. Swing doors are doors that open by swinging n-word. Often double doors that open inward are referred to as French doors. We can make solar screens for any kind of patio door being either sliding patio doors or doors that swing inward to open.

Solar screen patio doors installed under patio coverings.

Recessed swing patio door that is covered by a patio roof. For consistency, the homeowner chose to put a solar screen on this patio door.
Recessed swing patio door that is covered by a patio roof. For consistency, the homeowner chose to put a solar screen on this patio door.
Even though the patio door has a small overhang over it. Even though there's a small patio roof, the patio door gets plenty of Sun. And, those windows there to the left of that patio door get son as well, so we put solar screens on them.
Even though the patio door has a small overhang over it we shaded it. Even though there’s a small patio roof, the patio door gets plenty of Sun. And, those windows there to the left of that patio door get sun as well, so we put solar screens on them.
French doors with solar screens. Double swing doors with solar screens.
French doors with solar screens. Double swing doors with solar screens.
Has a small patio covering and gets a lot sun. This door gets plenty of sun and very much warranted a solar screen. Plus, for uniformity, the back of this home looks better than leaving that door uncovered.
Has a small patio covering and gets a lot sun. This door gets plenty of sun and very much warranted a solar screen. Plus, for uniformity, the back of this home looks better than leaving that door uncovered.
A door with a good patio covering, but sun still hit that door, so it was no question whether or not this swing door needed a solar screen.
A door with a good patio covering, but sun rays still hit that door, so it was no question whether or not this swing door needed a solar screen.

Patio door solar screens not installed when under a patio covering.

Here’s a patio door under a patio not covered by a solar screen. We did not put a solar screen on this patio door because it is so deep within this patio. In situations like this, I have zero problems not putting a solar screen on the patio door. Yes, for uniformity the homeowner could have put a solar screen on this patio door, but it also does not look bad without one. In a situation like this I am 50/50 with it. I agree 50% that it would look good, but I also agree 50% that it doesn’t look bad without one.

The homeowner did put solar window screens on all of the windows under the patio. One might ask why put solar window screens if you’re not going to put a solar screen on the door. A, uniformity. B, for bug protection. C, because these windows do get some sun.

A door deep within the patio covering. This homeowner did not put a solar screen on this door deep within this patio as the was not subjected to the sun's rays.
A door deep within the patio covering. This homeowner did not put a solar screen on this door deep within this patio as the was not subjected to the sun’s rays.
Here'a patio door that in my opinion should have received a solar screen.
Here’a patio door that in my opinion should have received a solar screen.
This is a toss-up. The patio door does not get any sun and it's recessed under the patio and it's a small amount of glass at 24"x36".
This is a toss-up. The patio door does not get any sun and it’s recessed under the patio and it’s a small amount of glass at 24″x36″.
This one I feel like should have been no brainer. Those are 90% solar screens, therefore that tells me this is the West facing side. Because the homeowner put solar screens on the windows under the patio next to the patio, I feel like they should have as well put them on the patio door.
This one I feel like should have been no brainer. Those are 90% solar screens, therefore that tells me this is the West facing side. Because the homeowner put solar screens on the windows under the patio next to the patio, I feel like they should have as well put them on the patio door.

Solar Screen for a front door

For any door, we can put one of our Austin solar screens on it. We do not recommend putting our solar screens on front doors, putting a solar screen on a front door doesn’t look all that great. A solar screen on the front door looks out of place.

If you have a front door that you would like to shade from the sun, one of our exterior patio roll shades may be the answer for you.

Here’s a picture of a front door wearing a half circle 80% solar screen.  I personally do not think that this looks all that great.  That it does not look good to have a half circle solar screen on the front door.

Here’s a front door storm door that we built a solar screen for.  We made the solar screen to fit within the channeling of the storm door made to hold a full sized screen.  Doors like this are made to hold a full sized screen.  If a storm door is not made to hold a full sized screen like this, then we can not inset a solar screen into the door.  But, we can screw one to the outside of the door.   We can screw a solar screen to framing that goes around the glass.

This is a storm door with a solar screen. Distant picture showing this storm door with an inset solar screen. We made a solar screen to fit inside the inner channeling of the storm door. Not all storm doors have channeling like this.
This is a storm door with a solar screen. Distant picture showing this storm door with an inset solar screen. We made a solar screen to fit inside the inner channeling of the storm door. Not all storm doors have channeling like this.
Close up showing how the solar screen sits inside the storm door.
Close up showing how the solar screen sits inside the storm door.

Solar screen patio doors installed w/ no shade, w/ no patio coverings.

In my opinion, all back patio doors that do not have shade and are exposed to the sun need an Austin solar window screen.

I have heard from many customers over the years tell me they do not need a solar screen on the patio door because the door has interior blinds. The glass of the door may have blinds inset within the glass. While those blinds will give you shade for the inside of your home, they will not keep that glass from getting hot. Only a solar screen acting as a shading device installed outside of the door between the door and the sun will keep the glass from getting hot. Additionally, when you want to open those blinds you can if you have a solar screen out there shading the glass. Without the solar screen, you will want those blinds closed. And, the cost to cover the door is Trivial it doesn’t cost very much. I strongly recommend if you have a situation where you are solar screening the back of your home, and your back patio door is getting sun, to put a solar screen on it.

This is the west facing side of the home. We used our 90% solar screens here. We put a 90% solar screen on that back patio swing door. There's no kind of Awning or shade to protect that door. That door gets blasted by the Sun. Now the inside of that door is shaded by one of our 90% solar screens.
This is the west facing side of the home. We used our 90% solar screens here. We put a 90% solar screen on that back patio swing door. There’s no kind of Awning or shade to protect that door. That door gets blasted by the Sun. Now the inside of that door is shaded by one of our 90% solar screens.
All of these windows are covered with our 90% solar screens including the back patio door.
All of these windows are covered with our 90% solar screens including the back patio door.

Patio doors that are not shaded by a patio covering that did not get a solar screen.

This a back patio door that did not get a solar screen, but all the windows on the back of this home did.
This a back patio door that did not get a solar screen, but all the windows on the back of this home did.

How do I buy solar screens for patio doors?

If you are getting solar windows screens Austin from us already, then your door window is considered just another window.  The solar screen cost will be based on the size of the glass.  A 24×36 glass will range from $38-33.  A tall door with a glass size of 24×64 would range from $55-48.  Also, as a solar screens Austin DIY supplier for homeowners and contractors, you can visit our HobbsScreens.com web store and order your solar screen for a patio door there to put on yourself if you just want one or two.

How are the patio door solar screens put on?  How are they installed?

Patio door screens are directly screwed to the framing that goes around the glass.  The screen is screwed with just a handful of small 3/4″ screws.  4 screws for 24×36 solar screens and 6 screws for 24×64 solar screens.

Here’s a picture to see what I am talking about.

And, on HobbScreens.com where you can order a solar screen for a swing door to self-install, we have the following how to measure for and install a solar screen on to a door video.  If you watch this video, you will have an absolutely clear understanding as to how solar screens mount on to swing doors.