Custom Screens is a locally family owned & operated company, which specialises in the supply & installation of quality screens for a more enjoyable & comfortable style of living.
0275-SCREEN

Unit 25 375 East Tamaki Road East Tamaki Auckland 2013

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1 .Will It Work In Your Garage? Measurements and Clearances

Make sure to measure the backside of your garage door.

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2. Tools Needed For Proper Assembly and Installation

Make sure you are using a brand new razor blade when cutting screen.

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3.Opening The Box

1. Be sure to inspect all packages for damages at time of delivery. Any damages must be notated on shippers receipt before driver leaves.
 
2. NEVER slice into any of the boxes with a razor knife. 
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4.  Organization And Setup At The Job site

Take the time to get organized. It will definitely be worth your time and help speed up your installation.

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5.  Garage Door Adjustments – Opener, Draw Bar And Back Hang

1. Be mindful that repeated opening and closing of the garage door can overheat the opener.
 
2. If you do not have a garage door opener, here is a solution to hold the garage door back to get the required clearance. Shown in the video is a 3″ regular door hinge using a 3/4″ piece of plywood measuring 3″ x 7″.     Click to download the video. 
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6.  Frame Assembly

1. Use only a hand screw driver when attaching magnet catches and DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
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7.  Screening Videos

1. Be mindful that repeated opening and closing of the garage door can overheat the opener.
 
2. If you do not have a garage door opener, here is a solution to hold the garage door back to get the required clearance. Shown in the video is a 3″ regular door hinge using a 3/4″ piece of plywood measuring 3″ x 7″.     Click to download the video. 
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8. Leveling The Garage Door Screen

1. Backer rod or pipe insulation can be used to level the frame. It can also be used when more height is needed from the frame to accommodate over sized openings.
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9.  Track Assembly Installation

1. Tracks should NOT touch the floor.
2. Tightening the fasteners of the track should be done last. Start from the back and work your way forward, ensuring the tracks line up and fit in the tight radius corners so rollers will operate smoothly during transition through the tight radius from horizontal to vertical.
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10.  Assembling The Springs & Counterbalance System

1. ALWAYS have the safety cable in place.
 
2. Spring chart in the installation manual is a starting point. The more pretension you add the easier the screen will go up but it will take more effort to put down.
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11.  Retractable Screen Door Installation

1. The retractable door comes ready to install on the right hand side of the opening (outside looking in).
 
2. Handles of the retractable need to be centered on the pull bar and tightened. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
 
3. Only use a dry silicone spray when lubricating the track of the retractable door.
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12.  Safety Photo Eye Installation

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13. Final Checks And Verification

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14. Proper Operation And Storage

1. When retracting the Lifestyle Screen, always store with retractable center door in the retracted position.

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15.  Lubrication And Preventative Maintenance

1. Never use WD-40 as lubricant. Only use a dry silicone spray lubricant.

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16. How To Access Overhead Spaces

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17. Installing Torsional Counter balance System for 9′ & 10′

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