Not sure why Home Depot markets this as "unbranded". "Unbranded' brings suspicions of random Chinese manufacturing.
This is a Larson product.
After some drama (NOT Larson's fault) regarding Home Depot marketing a 77" Jeld-Wen French door as 80", the 'short kit' screen looks and works great. The printed instructions were a little sketchy, but I worked through it pretty easily. Not a 30 minute install, but not bad at all. Looks far better than some of the one-piece screens that are out there.
I'd suggest putting an extra mounting screw in the center of each vertical rail, as the kit comes with only two tiny screws on each side. It also isn't fastened to the door frame at the top, at all. I'l leave it as-is for now, but I expect that I'll be adding a screw to the center of the top rail shortly.
I was skeptical after reading the description, as far as the retraction mechanism goes, but it seems well designed and sturdy for what it is. Time will tell about durability.
I originally ordered the wrong size, but completely my fault. The Brisa door was very easy to install, and had features we were not expecting, like auto-retraction, and the fact that you can move the central closure in either direction. My husband says the screen is pretty thin nylon, so I'm not sure how well it will hold up to my cats. But he's already seen instructions on how the screen can be replaced if necessary. I would certainly buy another of these for a french or patio door.
This screen setup is very simple and effective yet elegant in design. As other have mentions although they say its a simple process the directions were not that specific, especially when it came to orientation of stuff. However, they do also have a video on their website that was utilize to make the assemble much quicker. Although not needed, 2 people is helpful but can be done with one. I made of mistake of putting the locking mechanism side(the side that does not move until unlocked) on the swinging door side of my doors so i assumed i could take them off and flip them so i wouldn't have to disassemble the whole thing and flip the whole thing but you cant from the way its designed. so although my fault, i did took it off and flipped it and put it back and works just fine. So keep in mind that the side with the up and down locks need to be on the side where the door is also locked or permanent. Also i kind of wish the top and or bottom section of railing has a place to drill a screw through as well to hold the middle section up against the upper door jamb area or whatever material you have to hold it really secure to the jamb. then you could put a cap over that screw. but other then that it is well built. I would recommend it.
Received this in June and we just put it up. Watch a video because it make putting the track together so much easier. After it was together it went on the door like a breeze. It helps make the room so open and the air movement in the house is wonderful.
Aug 14, 2020
I have a double basement door that swings out, so I mounted this on the inside and it works reall...
I have a double basement door that swings out, so I mounted this on the inside and it works really well. I had to screw some 3/4 inch pine boards to the inside of my door jamb to get it fit just right, but that was super easy. The screen retracts fine and by rolling up into the edges, the doorway isn't always blocked by a screen except when I want to leave 1/2 of it in place. It only requires four screws into the jamb to install and everything basically snaps together. It took about 15 minutes to install (no joke...that easy)
The included instructions were a little hazy, especially the Step 1 direction..."assemble the com...
The included instructions were a little hazy, especially the Step 1 direction..."assemble the components". The illustration was useless as to the orientation of the component parts... Fortunately, Larson has a video instruction on their website that was a lot more clear. Once it was installed... It looks and functions great!
I would highly recommend this product. They close so easy. They attached to the other so easily t...
I would highly recommend this product. They close so easy. They attached to the other so easily they’re very sturdy it was so easy to put up I put it up by myself. However it be nice to have someone hold one side up for you while you’re doing the other side. My dog is not broke through it which she has every other screen I have put up....
I highly recommend this product
We love the door now that we got it installed. The packaging claimed it was an “easy” 30 minute i...
We love the door now that we got it installed. The packaging claimed it was an “easy” 30 minute installation which it might have been if you install these doors professionally. Since it was our first time installing one it took closer to an hour and a half. The instructions that come with it are confusing so I would definitely recommend finding the video to help you install it.