Solar Screens for storm doors, how do they install?
You can mount a solar screen on to a storm door one of two ways. A solar screen can fit into the framing of a storm door just like this one shown here by the following picture.
Or a solar screen has to be surface mounted over the trim that goes around the glass. And what I mean by that is it has to be installed on the outside of that metal trim. When the screen is installed that away the solar screen is just direct screwed to anywhere it can. Wherever it can that does not involve getting into the glass.
Solar screen inset into a storm door.
Not all storm doors are made to allow for a full-size solar screen to fit into.
Not all storm doors are made to allow for a full-size solar screen to fit into it like this one. If you have a storm door that you are looking to put a solar screen on, and you have an existing bug screen that is full size, meaning that your existing window screen made for bugs is the entire height and width of that opening. Your storm door may come with a full sixed bug screen and if it does, then you may be able to use a full-size solar screen. If you have a bug screen that’s only half the size, then we can not insert a full-size solar screen. We would need to surface mount the full-size solar screen.
These are pictures showing solar screens surface mounted to storm doors.
By way of the following picture, you can see that this solar screen is surface mounted over the trim that goes around the glass onto the storm door. It is surface mounted by means of a handful of small screws.
Here’s another storm door where we surface mounted one of our solar window screens on to. We attached the solar screen to this storm door using six small screws. 3 small screws on the left side and three small screws on the right side.