The swish of a sliding screen door is synonymous with summer. There’s no better way to beat the heat and keep bugs at bay.
And best of all, it’ll keep your home cool during load shedding without you having to turn on the air conditioner.
If you have any questions about our solid sliders, you might find the answer here. So take a moment to read this article before you contact us to order sliding screens for your home.
Patio Doors & Sliding Screens: The Perfect Pair
Where do you install a sliding screen?
The most obvious place is in front of your sliding or stacking patio door. You can open your patio door on hot summer evenings for cool air while the screen keeps creepy crawlies out.
How does it slide?
It’s simple. The screen consists of PVC-coated fibreglass mesh inside an aluminium frame. It comes with headrails and a bottom track. The frame runs on patio door rollers (wheels) in a bottom track.
If necessary, we’ll add a mid-rail to the design to make the screen more stable.
Can you install a sliding screen on the outside of your door?
Yes, you can install the screen on the inside or the outside. And you needn’t worry if the elements will damage it.
And a powder coating protects the mesh from the hot sun.
What about double-sliding patio doors?
If you have a patio door with two sliding panels, you’ll need two sliding screens to cover the opening. These might have to meet in the middle or stack to the side.
No matter how many sliding panels your patio door has, we’ll design a configuration that works for you.
Does the screen door lock?
No, but we can offer a locking system. But we can add a male/female interlock on a double-panelled screen for you.
Remember, our insect screens are not designed for security. It’s quite easy to cut through the soft, fibreglass mesh, so adding a lock provides no protection at all.
If you’re looking for a screen that keeps large and small pests out, we do have a security mesh screen. It uses a 0.9 mm thick black powder-coated stainless-steel mesh. Mesh is fine enough to keep stop insects and tough enough to resist break-in attempts.
Will a sliding insect screen prevent pets from getting out?
It can, but we’d recommend a Pet Screen Sliding Door. The only difference between the two is the type of mesh used.
Pet Mesh is made from powder coated 304 stainless steel mesh. It’s claw and scratch-resistant so your pets won’t be able to make an escape hole in the mesh. If you’re looking to pet-proof your home, look at our pet screens for windows and doors.
Can I install the screen myself?
Yes, you can install your own sliding insect screen if you have some basic tools and a little DIY experience. But it is vital that you give us the correct measurements for manufacturing.
And that’s why we recommend that you let our trained team of installers carry out the installation. You’ll save time and hassle and our installers can sort out any hiccups on-site if necessary.
Can your repair or service a sliding screen?
You should have your screens serviced every year to avoid invalidating your warranty. But it’s also the best way to ensure your screen doors provide you with years of perfect service.
And should the mesh tear, the screens can be re-meshed on-site or brought to your nearest branch.
What is the warranty on a sliding screen door?
Our insect screens carry a 5-year warranty for workmanship and material defects. This includes assembly, manufacturing and installation faults, but not fair wear and tear. And we don’t offer a warranty on the mesh.
How do I measure my patio door for a quote?
If you’re looking for a screen door quote, send us these measurements, width x height in mm. If you place an order, one of our sales reps will come out to take final measurements before it’s put into production.
Here are the measurements you need to take:
- Measure the height of the opening from the floor to the top of the reveal
- Next, measure the width of the opening from the reveal to the frame of the sliding panel
- Measure the depth of the reveal
Solid Slider Insect Door Screen Specifications
All our insect screens are custom-made. And to produce a top-quality screen that works the way you expect it to, we have to stick to some specifications. Here they are:
Other Insect Screen Door Applications
What about a flyscreen for your hinged kitchen door? Good news – we have other insect screen door applications for your home. And every custom-made screen gets you closer to a cool, pest-free home all year round.
Do you have more questions about our sliding insect screen doors? Or would you like to request a quote? Then email email@example.com or call our head office on 011 462 7096 for help.