Fresh air is important, and having a bit of breeze in the house is a smart way to save on cooling bills. Bugs are not as welcome as cool breezes. Opening the back door and allowing a breeze is offering entry to thousands of uninvited guests in the form of bugs, but the Magic Mesh Door is a solution to having both air circulation, and a house free creepy crawlies.
This type of door opens like a curtain and then re-closes through the use of magnets. People and pets can enter and leave with ease, while mosquitoes and other pests remain locked out.
Magic Mesh in Stores
This mesh door, that works like magic is advertised on television, and can be ordered through the company’s 1-800 number. It’s also possible to find the door in some stores, but these offerings are usually subject to availability. Many have found the best way to order is to find online suppliers of the Magic Mesh Door.
It’s important when ordering online to use those online retailers that are trusted, and to avoid those online stores who do not have a strong reputation of protecting their customer’s privacy and information.
One recommended supplier of this type of door is Amazon.com. Creating an account through this mega-online retailer is known to be safe, and the Magic Mesh products are available through this store. Through Amazon.com it’s also possible to order gift wrapping, and to check on the number of the product still available in stock. Tracking shipping through this store is also very simple, and customer service is available to answer questions regarding ordering and shipping.
Magic Mesh Dimensions
These doors are designed to fit sliding door spaces, household doors, and even RV doors. The mesh opens easily and closes behind the person or pet entering or leaving. The Magic Mesh Door comes with 2 panels of 83 inch x 19.5 inch mesh panels, 12 hook and loop strips, and 20 wood tacks.
For some uses on smaller or lower doors the mesh at the bottom of the panels will drag or pile if the hooks are not set up higher than the door frame itself. The hooks can be removed and adjusted easily, so it’s possible to test the height before installing the door completely. Measuring the door to be used for the mesh ahead of time and comparing it with the mesh door’s dimensions ahead of time will make the installation easier. Marking off the spaces where the mesh will hang ensure the door will have the best fit possible.
The average single frame door in America is 36 inches wide, and 80 inches high while the sliding glass doors are typically much taller. The dimensions of RV doors are much shorter than 80 inches of most doors found in modern homes. Older homes often doors with unusual or atypical dimensions. Usually with a little trial and error it’s possible to fit the mesh doors either to the door frame or just above or below it.
Magic Mesh Installation
Installing these door panels isn’t complicated. No tools are required for the installation. Most people perform this task quickly, although it is best to measure the door frame before installing to have an idea of how high or low to the hang the mesh panels.
Inside the box owners will find 20 wood tacks, 12 hook and loop strips, and both panels. The panels are 83 inch x 19.5 inch. Before hanging the mesh it’s necessary to make sure there are no dirt or debris on the frame that could interfere with installation. The door panels should always be installed on the outside of the frame not the interior side of the frame.
Mark of the midpoint of the door frame where the mesh will be installed. Place the panels on the ground, and align it carefully. Place the matching magnets together to bring the panels together. This will allow the person installing the mesh to have only one entire unit to put up. Placing the panels separate risks an uneven installations and will complicate the mesh being able to close properly.
Placing the hooks in line with the mesh is the next step. The loop strips are Velco and easy to space out and add to the mesh where these can then fit snugly in the frame. Hanging, and then adhering the loops to the frame is the next simple step. Test the door by moving inside, and the mesh should part as the magnets separate the panels, then seal back up after the movement is stopped.
There are several videos for the installation of the Magic Mesh Door offered on YouTube and on the company’s website.
Magic Mesh Screen Door Review
The reviews of these doors are mixed as customers have varying experiences. Typically those who install the panels correctly have little problem. Those who rush frequently report that the magnets don’t align or that the doors show wear quickly. No product offered for an inexpensive cost such as this particular company’s door will last forever, but a longer use does seem to be possible if the doors are placed and installed properly.
The magnets will not align properly if the mesh isn’t installed with panels already connected so both panels form a single unit when hanging for installation. This ensures the magnets will match up. If when lying down the magnets can’t be matched then the product truly is defective and should be returned at this point.
The other complaint regarding the wear at the bottom can be remedied by setting the door panels at a high enough point on the frame so that the bottom of the panel don’t drag on the floor or are pulled by carpeting.
For many people the doors work well, and allow pets and people to enter and exit quickly. The doors keep outside air circulating throughout the home while keeping unwanted pests in the form of flying insects out. Many owners of the door do point out it is a good idea to watch pets and child to make sure they don’t play with the mesh or attempt to pull it down.