Put a New FlyScreen in Your Door.

Introduction: Put a New FlyScreen in Your Door.

Our neighbor has two little house dogs.

They are absolutely adorable but when it comes time for their owner to leave they hate it and try to escape the house!

All the escape plans resulted in her flyscreen on her door being ripped up, she couldn't bear having gaping holes in her flyscreen anymore so she decided to replace it.

When we figured out the stuff we needed we went out to a store called Bunnings, it is like Home depot but waaayyy smaller :)

If you want to replace your flyscreen you will need the following:

  • Fiberglass screen
  • Special roller for putting the bead in place
  • Stanley knife
  • Phillips screw driver

Lets get started!

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Step 1: Pulling Out the Bead.

To start the replacement process you will first need to pull out the bead.

This is relatively easy so don't worry too much.

Simply find the end/s of your bead you will be removing and force it out of it's spot using the flat end of the special roller tool.

Now you can just grab and pull the bead out of it's seat the whole way around.

Before you go pulling like mad though, you need to see if there is a plexiglass flange next to the handle, if there is this will prohibit the screen from coming out - here is where you will need the Phillips screw driver - simply unscrew the flange and put it and the screws in a safe place.

Nowyou have the seat of the bead cleared you can pull it all the way out.

When it is removed the flyscreen should simply pop out.

Move on to the next step :)

Step 2: Removing the Old Flyscreen.

Once the old flyscreen is free you can get rid of it.

If you bought a brand new replacement (you probably did) you should slip out the tube and roll the old flyscreen onto it for better disposal.

The new flyscreen should now be a tube without the cardboard thingy.

When the old flyscreen is out of the way you can lay the new flyscreen on.

Don't put the bead in place yet, you will need at least two people for that.

Step 3: The Bead.

Now, if you bought the wrong size flyscreen (like us) you will have to be very careful with lining it up on the door.

You will need to put the bead back in place stating with the corner you removed it from first.

now you can use the roller part and roll the bead in place slowly.

It will help to have someone on the other side stretching the flyscreen so it stays tight for you to work with.

When the bead is fully in place you should have a tag at the end of it, this is because you have stretched it when you pulled it out.

This is no problem but you should be aware that it is there.

When you get ti the end of the bead you need to trim off the tag using the Stanley knife.

Once trimmed and pushed in place you can go ahead and run the Stanley knife around the edge of the flyscreen and trim off the extra.

Now you can move onto the next step!

Step 4: Re-installing the Flange!

Now you have to put the flange back on.

Screw it in place the same way you took it off.

When the flange is in place just run your eyes over the door and check for anything you have left out.

When you are satisfied you can put the door back!

Thanks for reading, I hope this helps you install a flyscreen and please share this!

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    5 years ago

    wow. you make it look easy. nice job. I would save the old screen for a window down the road if in good enough shape.