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grrbrrbaby

06:55AM | 06/29/05
Member Since: 06/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Bvwindows
Hello all,

I am trying to figure out how to replace the screen from my Forever Door screen door. The last time I took it out, I bent the frame and had to have it fixed. I can't figure out how to get the screen in without bending it again. This has me perplexed!

There is a strip in the middle of the door between the bottom storm window and the top screen window, which I removed, but that still does not leave enough 'wiggle room' to slide the screen or storm out. The sides are not flexible, such that I could push them in and then angle the window out. There is no obvious guide hook at the top corners of the window which I could snap in/out like my prior storm door had.

Can anyone solve the mystery? I just bought this house and the windows/screens are filthy! The screen is out and repaired now but I'm afraid to try to put it back in.

Thanks for the help.


pop999

07:49AM | 07/11/05
Member Since: 07/10/05
1 lifetime posts
I too am having the same problem. I stopped by ********** where I bought it and couldn't get any help. If I do figure it out I will post it here for you to read. In the mean time, good luck.

Jim D

12:12AM | 07/12/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
GRRBRRBABY - hi, I'm not familiar with that door at all. But, what I've normally seen is that you need to remove the framed glass portions of the door to remove and install the screen insert. This is usually done from the inside of the door. You probably have little latches at the bottom of each glass frame portion that lock the frame into place - you open the latches on both sides, pull the bottom towards you, and then carefully rotate the frame to the left or right to get the guide pins at the top of the frame to come out. The screen insert should then go into the door from the inside - maybe by inserting the top into the top of the door opening, then pushing the bottom into place. You then reinstall the framed glass portions by reversing the actions used to remove them. I hope this helps you some - regards! Jim D/West Point, VA

grrbrrbaby

04:32AM | 07/12/05
Member Since: 06/28/05
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the help, Jim. The problem is that there are no latches, guide pins or anything that you can unhook and then manuever the windows out. That's the whole problem. All the other storm doors I've had in the past had windows such as you described, and it was easy enough to get them out and the screen in. With this door, there is nothing obvious about how to get these windows/screens in and out. I guess that's probably why the screen frame was badly bent when we got the house.

I did go to **********, which carries the brand, and they gave me the customer service # for the company, so maybe I'll get some information from them. ********** had no clue how to get the windows out either, so I guess I don't feel too badly. *laugh*

doug seibert

04:55AM | 07/12/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
http://www.allseasonsdoors.com/after/installation.cfm

Select your door and download the installation manual...........

OR call their Toll free help line

1-800-933-3626

k3ors1

03:40PM | 05/06/10
Member Since: 05/05/10
1 lifetime posts
Yes it can be done if you are careful. You need two flat blade screwdrivers one small and the other larger. On my door the left side plastic slide rail has a little spring to it while the right side doesn't move. Start at the window latch on the left side and, using the larger screwdriver, push in the plastic slide rail and use the little screwdriver to pry out the window. Keep moving up the plastic rail slowly prying out the window. Make sure you are ready for the window to become free of the door so it doesn't drop. Repeat with the back(top) window.

I replaced the screen with the frame in place on the door.

To replace the window repeat the process starting with the top window and insert the right side first and use one of the catches to hold the window while you get the window back in the slide rail. Put the last window back in and you are done.

I removed the plastic piece at the bottom of the windows/screen - you don't need to do it. It only locks the screen in for up and down movement and has no bearing on taking out the windows. It would if you were taking out the screen frame I believe.

melonline

08:05AM | 10/05/10
Member Since: 10/04/10
1 lifetime posts
I went to the website; problem is they don't show my door. They have the exact door but with one long screen, not two screen panels seperated by a plastic spline. None of the doors at the website are like this. It looks like they have redesigned my door to have one long screen.

grrbrrbaby

01:13PM | 10/05/10
Member Since: 06/28/05
3 lifetime posts
It has been years since I orginally posted this question (and I've long since sold the house). If I remember correctly, it ended up being incredibly simple to remove the screens. I believe the center piece between the two screens snapped or slipped out and then the screens were easily removable. Once I figured it out, I felt stupid for not realizing the simple solution before. Don't try to force the screens out -- you'll just bend them that way. There is a way to easily do it and I believe it is related to the piece that separates the screens.

BV000474

06:59PM | 03/01/13
I called the company and they read me instructions over the phone. I asked them to email them to me and they are doing so

BV000911

08:40PM | 04/28/13
I couldn't figure out how to remove screen or operating glass from two panel Forever storm door. I know there is something to do with the center piece but I have no clue how to remove it. Would you share the instructions from the company that email you?
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