Ideas on Screening for a Garage Door Opening

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Use a design for screening your garage door opening that fits with the way you use your garage. The different techniques will depend upon if you use your garage for your cars or if it is more of a workshop and entertainment area. Installing inexpensive screens in your garage opens up new living space for you and your family.

Easy and Quick

  • Screens the size of your garage door can be cut and rolled up along the bottom of the inside door of your garage. Make straps from self adhesive Velcro and secure them to the screen. Put their connecting counterparts of Velcro on the garage door. Use the Velcro straps every one or two feet to keep them rolled tightly.

    When the garage door goes up to open, just unfasten the Velcro and drop the screen down. Continue with the Velcro as a fastener by putting strips down the sides of the screens and down the sides of the garage door opening. When the screen is unfolded and hanging, it can be secured against the sides of the garage door opening for maximum protection against bugs. This will also keep the screen from flapping in the breeze.

    This installation is quick, takes very little skill and can be done just a pair of scissors to cut the screen. This idea works well when you need to open and close your garage doors often.

Moderate

  • Make screens in frames and fit them to your garage door openings. This works well if you do not need to gain access to your garage through your doors. This technique is for people who use their garage for everything but storing their cars. As long as you have an access door to your garage other than the garage doors, putting up stationary screens may work for your needs.

    Measure the opening of your garage doors along the outside molding and make a large frame for each door that will fit on the outside of the doors. Because the openings are so large, you will need to put cross supports in the middle of your frame to keep it sturdy. After stapling the screens to the frame, fit the frames snuggly up against the inside of the garage door frames. Secure them using metal clasps or another type of hardware that allows easy removal of the screens.

Some Degree of Dificulty

  • Build sliding screen doors that cover the garage doors from top to bottom. Four doors across a two car garage should do the trick. Use the same type of track that is used for the sliding doors in your home. Having four doors that can slide in front and back of each other will allow you to have a stationary setup and still have enough of an opening to be able to put a car into the garage. The tracks, which are installed one on the ground and one underneath the top of the garage door molding, will allow you to remove the screens for storage in colder weather.

    Installing this is more time-consuming than the other ideas, but you can use your garage for all purposes when using this technique.

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