https://ThriftDiving.com – Keep flying bugs out of your garage (or garage workspace) with this DIY garage door screen with a zipper! This video will show you how to make your own heavy-duty garage door screen for under $85 to keep out stink bugs, mosquitoes, bees, and other flying insects no matter what the season. This DIY garage screen door will last longer than cheapie ones you can buy online, and plus it costs much less than electric retractable garage screen doors such as the Lifestyle Screens or other expensive brands. This DIY screen for your garage perfect for the “everyday homeowner” like me that doesn’t want to spend hundreds or thousands to keep bugs out of their garage. 🙂
My garage door screen installs pretty easily with Velcro brand fasteners. I decided to install it on the inside door frame of my garage, but you can just as easily install your garage screen on the outside part of your garage. It’s simply preference. 🙂
Hope this helps to keep your garage free of stink bugs, flies, and mosquitos, as well as helps make your garage feel like additional living space! I use my garage as a workshop so this will definitely make things safer when using power tools, and keep the ventilation/air flow moving through the stuffy garage.
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MATERIALS (I participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and other affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites).
*Fiberglass Screen – http://amzn.to/2xMnMHT
*Velcro Brand Fastener (Outdoor Extreme 10′ x 1″) – http://amzn.to/2x3brvi
*Satin blanket binding – http://amzn.to/2x3bI1i
* #10 aluminum extra-long heavy duty separating zipper with 2-handle double pull – https://www.zippershipper.com/10-aluminum-extra-long-heavy-duty-two-way-separating-tent-sleeping-bag-zipper
*Sewing machine (optional–use sticky Velcro brand fasteners in the center of the garage door screen instead of a zipper if you don’t sew).
*Scissors, measuring tape, thread
0:06 – Intro
0:14 – Embarrassing bug incident – Oh no!
0:32 – Stink bugs in Maryland
1:02 – Materials
1:41 – How we’re going to install the garage door screen
1:58 – Garage door screen 8×7 measurements
2:19 – Planning and cutting out your garage door screen
3:01 – Pinning in the zipper
4:08 – Sewing in the zipper
4:49 – Attaching the satin blanket bias on the bottom.
5:19 – Attaching the Velcro brand tape to the edges (sewing optional)
5:36 – Zipper inspection
5:57 – Trimming the extra long heavy-duty zipper
6:21 – Adding the Velcro brand hook tape to the garage
6:29 – Installing the garage door screen. Took only 45 seconds!
7:24 – Opening the garage door screen double-sided zipper.
7:49 – Taking down the garage screen – Took only 16 seconds!
8:07 – Folding and storing the garage screen
8:33 – Moving things in and out of the garage.
9:13 – See the BEFORE and AFTER
9:30 – The HAPPY DANCE 😉
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