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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful.
Inexpensive and does the job really well!
By Amazon Customer
It works well enough for me. I like it much better than the metal alternatives available from hardware stores. It keeps my son from running or pushing his way through the screen door. The description is kind of lacking so I'll explain a little: this is a plastic barrier that you screw onto the frame of your screen door to keep your kid (or pet) from running through it or destroying it. My cats can't claw through it either so that's an added bonus. It fits 32 and 36 inch doors because it is rectangular. If you have a 36 inch door you put the widest part length wise across the door. Likewise you would put the skinny part length wise across the door if you have a 32 inch door.
The only problem I encountered was that it doesn't fit my door particularly well. I have a 36 inch door. Each corner of the screen saver has a place for 2 screws. On my door I can only use the outer most screws on the top two corners because the inner screws are over the screen itself (not over the screen frame like it they are designed to be). Still, with only the outer 2 screws on the top (one on each corner) and the bottom 4 screws (I can use all the bottom screws because they attach to bottom of the door frame) it is sturdy enough to hold my very active, very pushy toddler.
I installed it onto a metal frame with no problems. Just make sure you have metal screws as wood screws may not be able to penetrate the metal. It's tall enough to keep my son from escaping through the screen even though he can easily reach above it :) You really can't even see it if you're outside looking in at the screen door. I'm quite pleased with the end result!
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful.
Does not fit a standard 36" screen door.
By Chris A.
Prior to my order at Amazon I had purchased a metal screen saver at the local Home Improvement store. I installed it on my screen door in a couple of minutes. It was a perfect fit but it just didn't look very nice.
Then I came across this item at Amazon. I liked that it was white and it would match the white screen door frame nicely. I purchased this item based on the description stating it would fit 32" to 36" standard screen doors. I planned to remove the ugly metal screen saver and replace it with this pretty white plastic one.
I had been patiently waiting for this item to arrive since there was quite a delay before it actually shipped. When I made the order it clearly stated that it would take up to 8 weeks to arrive, so I expected a wait.
To my surprise I received notification that the item would arrive a lot sooner and was almost exited when it showed up at the door. I immediately opened the package and attempted to install it on my screen door, but alas, this screen saver cannot be securely fastened to both sides of the door frame. Each bracket has 2 pre-drilled holes which will not line up with the frame on both sides. This screen door saver is approximately 1 inch too small and will not fit a standard 36" screen door.
So back it goes, what a disappointment! I will have to keep the ugly metal screen saver from the local Home Improvement store which was twice the price.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful. See all 146 customer reviews...
Stop having to fix your screen doors.
By Dennie C
I bought this item after having to replace my screen door twice because my dogs have discovered they can push through the screen or tear holes into it. After I got this I drilled it onto the screen door and voila! problem solved and I haven't had to redo the screen after eight months now. One cute thing though is that my German Shepherd has realized that she can grab onto the mesh of the screen door saver and just open the screen so they can get in if I don't lock it as well.