STEPS 1-4 is the completion of the basic installation.
Attach the cleat,
using the wood screws, to the door jamb between the garage door and the screen, about 5’ high on whichever side you will pull from.
Install eye screws
. All eye screws should go into the header on the inside of the screen approximately 1” away.
Eye Screw 1&2- Place one on each side, 6’’ from the center zipper
Eye Screw 7&8 (Large Kit only) Place one on each side of the screen, 1/3 of the length away from each end of the screen.
Eye Screw 3&4- Place one on each side, 12” in from the outside zipper
Eye Screw 5&6- Place one on each side, 6” from the outside zipper
to the header (street side) across from eye screws 1, 2, 3, and 4 (also across from eye screws 7 and 8 for large rope and pull kits)
Insert the cords
- Long Cord #1- Insert the knotted end into the bracket across from Eye Screw 1. Run the cord down the screen, then back up to Eye Screw 1. Run the cord through Eye Screws 1, 3, and 5, and down to the cleat.
- Long Cord #2- Insert the knotted end into the bracket across from Eye Screw 2. Run the cord down the screen, then back up to Eye Screw 1. Run the cord through Eye Screws 2, 4, &6, and down to the cleat.
- (Large Kits only) Mid Cord #1- Insert the knotted end into the bracket across from Eye Screw 7. Run the cord down the screen, then back up to Eye Screw 7. Run the cord through Eye Screw 3 and 5, and down to the cleat.
- Mid Cord #2 (large kits only)- Insert the knotted end into the bracket across from Eye Screw 8. Run the cord down the screen, then back up to Eye Screw 8. Run the cord through Eye Screw 4 and 6, and down to the cleat. With the screen pulled all the way down, tie all cords together about 12’’ below the cleat and cut off any excess cord. Do for each side.
- Short Cord #1- Insert the knotted end into the bracket across from Eye Screw 3. Run the cord down the screen, then back up to Eye Screw 3. Run the cord through Eye Screw 3 and 5, and down to the cleat.
- Short Cord #2- Insert the knotted end into the bracket across from Eye Screw 4. Run the cord down the screen, then back up to Eye Screw 4. Run the cord through Eye Screw 4 and 6, and down to the cleat. With the screen pulled all the way down, tie all cords together about 12’’ below the cleat and cut off any excess cord. Do for each side.
Caring for your Fresh Air Screen is a breeze. It can be left up all year long, or it can be removed for storage. Please do not use sharp objects on your screen, as this can damage your screen and void any return/warranty policies. To add roofing nails for extra hold; please apply this to the adhesive loop only. Your screen can be easily removed and stored until you are ready to use again. Remove any nails from the adhesive loop (if applied). Gently wash your screen with soap and water. Allow the screen to dry thoroughly before storing.
CARE FOR THE ADHESIVE LOOP
CARE FOR ZIPPERS
- Make sure the surface of the frame is clean and dry before applying the adhesive loop strip. You can use isopropyl alcohol and water, but avoid harsh chemicals, silicone sprays or cleaners that leave a sticky or oily residue, as this can affect your application. Make sure the area has dried fully before applying the adhesive loop strip.
- Allow the tape to fully cure prior to installing your screen. To do this, apply the adhesive loop strip and let it sit for 24 hours, then fasten your screen to it, using the instructions provided. This will allow the adhesion to work at its full strength before adding the weight of the screen.
- It is common for adhesive loop strips to being lift first at the corners. If you find this to be the case with your screen, try rounding off the corners with a pair of scissors. This will reduce the likelihood of the corners catching and lifting.
- Some areas that are exposed to extreme temperatures or weather conditions may experience some difficulty with maintaining proper adhesion. It is okay to apply roofing nails, marine screws, or similar binding to the adhesive loop strip. If you choose this option, be sure to avoid puncturing the screen itself with sharp points or edges.
Fresh Air Screens feature heavy-duty zippers that do not require special attention for everyday use. The following are tips to troubleshoot zipper issues that may occur.
CARE FOR ROD POCKETS
- Is your zipper not zipping? Nothing is more frustrating than sliding the zipper pull and finding out that nothing happened. This could simply be a slider issue that can be solved with a plier. Narrow both side gaps, then the vertical (up and down) gap to tighten it. Adjustments should be very slight, as it may not take much to restore it to full use. Check the slider, then adjust it again if necessary.
- Is your zipper stuck? Usually, this is not a difficult problem to solve as it is usually stuck on a thread or hair. The solution is as simple as finding the blockage and removing it. If you do not see a blockage, check the alignment of the teeth. Fixing an alignment issue in the teeth might be a bit more complicated, so check with a representative to see what options fit your scenario best!
- Is the pull tab broken? It’s not too common for a pull tab to break on the heavy-duty zippers used on Fresh Air Screens, but anything is possible! Simply insert a metal ring, thin wire or even a paperclip into the slider to replace the pull.
- Use caution when inserting the rods. If they are cut sharp or jagged, they may catch on the stitching or fibers and tear the material. Sand down the edges or put rubber caps on the ends to prevent damage.
- Inserting too much weight on the screen can cause pulling on the adhesive loop or stitching. If you find signs of stretching or tearing, replace your rod with a lightweight.
- When inserting the rod - do not force the rod through. Work slowly and adjust the material if you feel any tension to prevent forceful damage.
Limited 14 Day Manufacturer's Warranty
WARRANTY AND RETURNS
Fresh Air Screens, Inc. warrants all screen products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for 14 days from the date of purchase. Warranty coverage includes nylon screen material, mounting hardware, and heavy-duty zippers. Return shipping expenses for warranty claims are the responsibility of the customer. Warranty claims must include a copy of the purchase receipt. Claims are replaced or repaired at Fresh Air Screens, Inc.’s discretion. All returned screens must be clean and free of debris, or the warranty may not be honored.
- Screens damaged by a sharp object.
- Screens damaged by a vehicle.
- Screens damaged by forced entry.
- Screens damaged by animals.
- Custom or altered screens.
- Hook and Loop material.*
Similar to the ordering process, returns are handled through our retail partners. Please check with the store you originally ordered your Fresh Air Screen from. Tips: For more expedient service through any store, please return your screen in the same condition received; original packaging and receipts will prevent unnecessary delays.
Our representatives are ready to help you find the best screening solution for your extended space, both in residential and commercial settings. Let us know how we can help you today! You can send questions, reviews, and pictures to our customer service team and we will reach back out to you as soon as possible.