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Add a Pneumatic Closer to Screen Doors

If you have screen doors in your home, you may notice that they are prone to remaining open if not carefully closed and latched, or slamming shut suddenly. While this is problematic, it comes with the territory for a light construction such as a screen door – or so you would think. In reality, with a little bit of work and the right equipment, you can turn your lightweight screen door into a door that closes on its own, much like a door should. Pneumatic door closers are relatively easy to install, and make a perfect project. What follows should help you through all of the steps of installing a pneumatic door closer to a screen door.

Step 1 – Plan

Before you even touch any equipment, you will have to decide where to install your pneumatic door closer. While it is possible to install a pneumatic door closer anywhere on the door – top, bottom, or in between – door closers installed on the bottom are vulnerable to being damaged. Additionally, most people find having a pneumatic door closer installed at the top to be the most aesthetically pleasing choice. However, if you prefer the middle, or installing your door closer at the top is not possible for some reason, the middle is a perfectly good place for your door closer.

Step 2 – Set Up