Step 1: Trim to fit

1. Cut the rolled-up screen and aluminum storage cassette down to size with a high-tension hacksaw. «»
The retractable screen door glides as smoothly as a window shade and consists of a fiberglass screen rolled up inside of a 2-inch-square aluminum case, or storage cassette. The cassette is installed horizontally over the doorway. Start by using a hacksaw to trim the storage cassette and screen down to the proper width. It should be 1/8 in. less than the width of the opening.
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    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw

    Shopping List

    1) 1 1/2-INCH DRYWALL SCREWS
    for attaching the side tracks

    2) 1/2-INCH-DIAMETER PLASTIC PIPE
    short section used as a screw guide for attaching side tracks