Storm Doors, exterior front and back patio doors.

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.

This storm door has a solar screen inset within the framing of the storm door. Not all storm doors allow for this way of a solar screen to be installed. Very few storm doors actually do allow for a solar screen to install this way. Most storm doors have to be surface mounted by being screwed on.
This storm door has a solar screen inset within the framing of the storm door. Not all storm doors allow for this way of a solar screen to be installed. Very few storm doors actually do allow for a solar screen to install this way. Most storm doors have to be surface mounted by being screwed on.  Just like we would install any solar screen on a patio door.

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.

This is a full-length shot of the solar screen that is set within the storm door. You can kind of see you there in the middle of the screen a support bar going across. It is that support bar that is holding that screen tight. That support bar is what is keeping and maintaining the shape of that solar screen. That support bar is installed just like support bars we put on your windows for solar window screens, concealed over the break of the window. Concealed so you cannot see it from the inside. The glass there behind that solar screen moves up and down. Because the glass moves up and down there's going to be a break in the window. It's that break in the window where we put that support bar. For screens that are screwed on, you DO NOT need a support bar because the screens are screwed on and they're not moving. They are being held in place by screws.
This is a full-length shot of the solar screen that is set within the storm door. You can kind of see you there in the middle of the screen a support bar going across. It is that support bar that is holding that screen tight. That support bar is what is keeping and maintaining the shape of that solar screen. That support bar is installed just like support bars we put on your windows for solar window screens, concealed over the break of the window. Concealed so you cannot see it from the inside. The glass there behind that solar screen moves up and down. Because the glass moves up and down there’s going to be a break in the window. It’s that break in the window where we put that support bar. For screens that are screwed on, you DO NOT need a support bar because the screens are screwed on and they’re not moving. They are being held in place by screws.

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.

We used a black 90% fabric solar screen outlined with white framing for this mobile home storm door.
We used a black 90% fabric solar screen outlined with white framing for this mobile home storm door.

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.

Storm door of a mobile home wearing a black 90% solar screen with white frame.
Storm door of a mobile home wearing a black 90% solar screen with white frame.