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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by weedbeetle JUNK
Worst purchase I ever made from home depot ...... I think they should pull it from there inventory ! It was pretty easy to install but after that it started to fall apart immediately ....... screen would not track properly and bunch up while trying to retract it back into housing . After just a few opening and closings the housing kept coming undone from it's mounting bracket . I'm pulling it off my house and taking it back to home depot .
June 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NotHappyRightNow What a waste of $144 plus tax plus way too much effort.
On impulse I bought this retractable screen door because I needed something to fit into a tight space. Now I wish I had read the reviews first. (1) The mounting side tongue slid into the mounting panel groove at the top for a few inches but refused to slide in any further, and yes the mounting panel was square. (2) Sliding the top bar into the side bar was impossible -- no way to fit it. And yes, an experienced carpenter installed (or tried to) install this door for me. (3) The screen itself is only attached at the sides, not the top or bottom, so protection against creepy-crawlies is nil.
January 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyBill watch the video for installation instructions
Make sure to watch the video on the website as it explains the installation much better than the included instructions. I followed the instructions and did the installation in about an hour. works as exactly as claimed. Very happy with the product. Have wanted one for years and now love it.
August 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by singerson Wish I would've gone for a storm door
I saw this door at my sisters and loved the concept, since I have a unique front door; however, she used it on a door the family doesn't use often...I used it on my main door- BIG mistake. Not the door's fault, but an hour after install, my dog couldn't see the door, thought it was open and went through it. Company had to send me a new *lock* mechanism...it went downhill from there. Again, love the concept but not on a door used often, as in more than once a day!
July 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by krusha Almost works but mostly junk
Screen door was a pain to install. It is also hard to retract without holding the handle perfectly vertical with two hands. You need to be some kind of martial arts expert to master opening and closing this door without it bunching up. My kid and wife found it almost impossible to use. The handle also kept popping out and had to be super glued in. The screen also tore at the top and probably will not last a month before having to be junked.
February 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HomeRepairGrrl Worst retractable screen door on the market
It's quite possible that this is the very worst retractable screen door ever designed.
The traction mechanism relies on a spring similar a rolling blind, which you must tighten to just the right tension in order to get it to retract. To hold it closed, there are end caps on the tracks that catch onto little buttons on the top and bottom of the sliding bar. There are also little plastic buttons attached to the screen at the top and bottom of the length of the screen.
This was broken when I bought it. When I finally got the replacement parts and installed the door (which took much longer than it should, due to the laughably awful and even incorrect in places instructions - I had to switch between the double door and single door instructions to get the correct installation on a single door), I noticed the top and bottom of the screen were torn away slightly from the door handle. I tried to repair them but the way the screen is attached to the sliding bar makes it impossible. Their marketing videos show a nice, smooth sliding door, but in reality, unless you grab the slider bar at just the right height and angle, with just the right pressure, the whole thing will get unstable and you'll have to recoil the screen manually or else fight with the door to get it opened/closed. You also have to do it at just the right speed, or else the screen will bunch up. Within a day one of the plastic buttons that keeps the screen in the track had ripped off. I installed it according to instructions, used a level, did everything right according to the instructions, but that cannot overcome a poor design. I had to coil the spring every day on the days that it was working.
WIthin three days, the part that is supposed to catch at the top and bottom got stuck on the bottom, and in trying to get it unstuck, I didn't even pull very hard, and the whole bottom of the slider bar fell into pieces and the bottom of the screen ripped about six inches. There is no way to repair the screen. It's now essentially a very expensive piece of junk.
If you're going to get a retractable screen door, try the magnet versions before you try this one. Just don't bother with this. Even those cheap double flap screen doors are better than this.
August 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nsdub Roll up screen is worthless
Spent 3+ hours installing this thing (watch the videos online, don't try reading the instructions). Once we got it setup, we tried extending and rolling up the screen. On the 2nd or 3rd roll back, the screen started to bunch up instead of rolling up nicely. Basically there are attachment points at the screen edge but only every foot or so. The screen in between bunches up.
Not useful at all.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happybuyer Great screen door
The retractable door is perfect for us. Easy to install and fits perfectly. Best of all, when it is retracted it basically disappears. I ordered another one for the other door to the patio as soon as I finished installing the first one.
October 23, 2012