Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 35
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Ritski Good quality poor instructions
Chuck the instructions and figure your own way to install if not inside the frame. I'm pretty handy but still took me 6 hours to figure out and install. Had to make significant changes to door frame to attain a mounting surface. Once installed i am pleased with the door.
June 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ColoCoug Good product, not a simple installation.
You should know a couple of things about this pull-out door.
First, it's really made to go inside the casing of an existing door. When you pull the screen out, it goes on tracks and if those are mounted on the exterior of the door frame, there is nothing for the end of the screen to seal against; you will need to add a strip of wood vertically along the door casing to create a contact surface that seals the door.
Second, on this unit for in-swing doors, the placement of the bottom metal sill is critical. The entire door's placement depends on inserting a plastic tab into the track which fastens to the sill plate which fastens on the door sill. I had to use a vibrating saw and chisel to remove about 3/4" of my existing wood door sill to get the provided metal sill, bottom track and door mechanism lined up, and I had to remove and re-mount the roll-up door mechanism three times to get the relationship of the pieces just right.
Don't count on getting this done in an hour or two unless your door frame and casing configuration is just right. It's not a trivial installation unless you get lucky, and I've done more than my share of wood work. All told, I spent more than six hours installing this door.
As far as the screen, it's a nice piece, it pulls easily along the tracks, and the quality of the materials is good. I recommend having a few extra 3" x #8 deck screws handy to replace the mounting screws that come with the door, as I eventually rounded out the Philips heads on those screws by removing and reinstalling them. I also recommend having a variable speed drill with Philips head driver for this install, as it will reduce your wrist fatigue.
May 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Strapper Just What I Wanted For Our Entry In The Garage
I just finished installing this door. If you follow the instructions it is quite easy to install. I used a drill press to make the 5/32 holes for the top and bottom track. Cutting the tracks and threshold plate is easier if you have access to a chop saw with a metal cutting blade. I surface installed this door to the brick molding. I wish ODL provided 2 Plastic caps you could push on to the end of the tracks to give it a more finished look. Ok, let the cool breezes blow.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bigtom great item
very esay to install no problems at all . its very durable with kids
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Trixie Wonderful Screen Door
This is my third retractable screen door, it is replacing one that was ripped after 7 years of use. I did try and install the replacement screen instead of buying a whole new unit, but unfortunately a part got broken when it was removed. I am happy with the new door, it is clean and fresh and works great. I highly recommend.
April 8, 2014