Custom Screen Measuring Page
This page is designed to assist you in measuring for window and door screens. While we will assist you, the final measurements will be your responsibility.
Often you may be able to measure a screen from your neighbor who has the same window. If you live in an apartment complex, a town home, or condo your neighbor will often have the same screen. Perhaps they will be kind enough to allow you to measure their existing screen.
Measuring for window screens.
The simplest way of measuring is to measure your existing screens. Provide the width, length and then the thickness of frame.
Then determine which if any hardware or screen clips are needed and where they are located on the screen ( which side and how far from the edge of screen).
Although screens may be different sizes on your house you may often be able to determine how to measure by looking at existing screens. Look at from what point to what point the frame fits into the window.
One of the most common types of screens are the spring loaded type. Below is a drawing of how you would measure this type. Tabs will go on opposite side of the tension springs. Springs go on the side where the screen fits into the deepest channel.
Measuring for sliding screen doors.
Usually to measure for sliding screen doors you need to do the following:
1. Measure from the top of the bottom track up into the top U channel about 3/8" inch.
2. Measure the width from the side jamb about 1 to 2 inches past the center of the doorway, just short of where the staionary glass begins.
3. Check your height measurements in 3 places, center and both ends and take the smallest of the 3 measurements.
Measuring for retractable screens.
There are complete instructions available for measuring for retractable screens on the pages describing these products.
If you need assistance with measuring for any of our screen products please call our toll free number 1-800-413-2579 or 303-922-8998.