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Bunnings team member Glen standing beside an aluminium screen door at the front of a house

Overview

Screen doors come in three types - hinged, retractable and sliding. Easy to fit, they all let light and air into your home while keeping insects and unwanted intruders out. We'll show you what to consider when choosing a screen door for your beach house.

Steps

1Aluminium screen doors

An aluminium screen door is ideal if you live near the beach or in an area with high humidity. Aluminium is durable, won't corrode and it will help to keep the bugs and the burglars out. Aluminium screens can also be used on windows for extra security.

Bunnings team member Glen standing beside an aluminium screen door at the front of a house

2Hardwood doors

Hardwood doors offer flexibility, they can either be fixed on a hinge or used as a sliding door. Hardwood doors come in 32mm and 90mm and can be painted or stained to match the colour of your house.

Bunnings team member Glen holding a length of hardwood

3Retractable screen doors

Retractable screen doors come in a range of different colours, are easy to fit and easy to remove. All you do is attach the screen door to one side of the door frame and the metal strip to the opposite side. The spring loaded retracting rail has a magnetic end to make sure that the door stays closed when not in use.

Bunnings team member Glen holding a retractable screen door in packaging

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.