The universally appealing Sylvan security screen door, a member of the Unique Home Designs premium steel line, offers superior quality, security and flexibility. Unique Home Designs premium steel doors feature a precision-welded, heavy-duty frame and hinges for maximum strength and security as well as professionally mitered corners for strength and corrosion resistance. This Sylvan model is outfitted with rust-impervious, perforated aluminum screen inserts for maximum security and durability.
Made from steel for strength with a heavy-duty 2 in. x 1 in. frame
Commercial grade aluminum perforated metal screen provides maximum security and will never rust
Mitered corners add strength, aesthetic appeal and heavy-duty hinges provide durability and have a higher quality appearance
Heavy-duty lockbox with 2-3/8 in. backset (lockset not included)
Protective powder-coat for a beautiful and durable finish
Reversible for left- or right-handing allows versatility when installing
Surface mount door affixes to the face of entryway trim (1 in. flat surface required for installation), see image in Info & Guides Specifications
4" One-way screws and one-time-use one-way driver bit included
Use Unique Home Designs one-way screw drill bit driver for easier installation (not included)
Fits most standard-sized entryways with a 36 in. x 80 in. entry door, see measure instructions and fit ranges under Info & Guides Instructions/Assembly
The overall dimensions of the door including the frame is 39 in. x 81-9/16 in.
Includes sill bar, adjustable multi-blade sweep, threshold plate, and foam weather-stripping
Inserts selections are interchangeable, for variable applications (additional screen inserts and glass inserts sold separately)
I was searching for a nice security screen door for the main entrance of my house. I had gone through two other doors. The wind here is BAD. It trashed two cheaper doors, bending the "heavy duty" closers. I bought this door because it was one of the heaviest on the market without going cast iron, and much more expensive.
I had no problem mounting the door. It fits perfectly in the space I had, and has some nice heavy lag screws. They are one way screws, so once you start putting them in, you need to go all the way in... Make sure you pre-drill the holes so you can get them in easier. Also, you might want to dremel the paint out of where the screwdriver needs to meet the steel to turn them. The thick paint does get in the way. I was going to re-paint the door a different color anyway.
The door is VERY secure. When I close it, it sounds like a bank vault. I had to remove the pre-installed weather stripping, which was a PITA. I did so because I was repainting it another color. I bought some new low density foam weather strip to replace it. Don't buy high density or your door won't close!
I placed my burglar alarm on the inside bottom of the door, and bought a good quality deadbolt with keyholes on both interior and exterior, that way I can deadbolt it at night and leave the front door wide open to ventlate the house without worrying about intruders.
This door is WELL worth the money. One bad thing is it is only available with screen or glass. I had to buy the glass seperately. The screens are also welded steel framed, and very heavy duty. Not cheap aluminum. The windows are heavy duty, and also welded steel. It is a very good door, and I highly recommend it.
Beautiful Appearance, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Great Value, Functional, Well Made, Good Size & Fit, High Quality, Great Detail