I just finished changing out my screen in the door and snapped in a new latch. I got the screen from Stoett Industries. Penny Battershell got me what I needed. I had to send her the length of the housing. The screen was $57.51 and the latch was $11.25 plus $22.00 for shipping. The installation was straight forward and pretty easy. She sent me instructions on how to accomplish the install. I had to purchase some mounting tape/adhesive 3M VHB tape part #4910 1/2 inch wide, sticky stuff. The hardest part was cleaning off the old tape/adhesive. Here are a couple pictures. I also have included the instructions from Stoett.
Replacing a Screen
1. Remove the retractable screen from the door. There will be two screws at the top and bottom of the housing to remove. One of the screws will require the plastic screw cap to be removed. To remove the plastic cap, use a thin metal blade around the outside edge to gradually pry it out.
2. Once removed from the door, set the retractable screen cartridge on a flat table. The housing should be placed closest to you, and the pull bar facing away from you. This positions the spring end on the right hand side.
3. Remove the end caps from the housing, starting with the right side housing cap. WARNING: Hold this cap securely when removing it as the spring is under tension. Remove the 2 mounting screws that attach the housing cap to the aluminum housing. Hold the housing cap securely with one hand and the aluminum housing with the other and remove the housing cap. The spring tension will release when you remove the end cap. No damage to the mechanism will occur by doing this. (Note: Make sure not to lose the small plastic insert).
4. Remove the opposite housing end cap and remove the roll tube and screen from the housing.
5. On a flat clean area, roll the screen out off the roll tube. Remove the screen from the roll tube by peeling the screen from the tube. The screen is attached to the roll tube by double stick tape.
6. Once the screen is removed from the roll tube, remove the screen from the pull bar by removing the pull bar end caps and sliding the v-clipped screen from the aluminum pull bar extrusion.
7. Slide the new replacement screen back into the pull bar and reattach the pull bar end caps. Roll the screen back up onto the roll tube. Use the groove on the roll tube as a guide to ensure the edge of the screen is properly inline to the roll tube. Ensure the screen is secured onto the double stick tape. (New tape may need to be added). Ensure the screen does not hang over either edge of the roll tube.
8. Slide the housing on the roll tube, with the roll tube and spring extending past the housing. Telescope the screen a little so the flat spring end is protruding past the screen. (kind of like pushing in the middle of a rolled up newspaper) This will keep the screen back and out of the way when winding the spring.
9. Place the end cap that matches the spring end onto the flat pin. With your finger on the protruding part of the end cap, wind the cap up 15 turns in a clockwise direction and push it into the housing (wind the cap 15 times if a hydraulic slow close or geared slow close device is to be use or 17 turns if a hydraulic slow close device is used with Pet Mesh or Solar Screen). WARNING: Securely hold the housing cap while winding the spring to ensure it does not release. (this can be tricky the first time; however, once you’ve done it once, you will find it is fairly easy)
10. Insert the screws into the housing end cap on the spring side.
11. Carefully move to the opposite side and insert the housing cap on the pin (or slow close) side. Attach the screws into the housing cap.
1. Pull the screen out a few times to ensure there is no vibration and the screen operates smoothly.
2. The screen edges should be even from each side. Be careful not to damage the screen at the housing cap while pulling it out for a “dry run”.
3. Your replaced screen should now be ready to be reattached to the home.