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Old 08-14-2016, 06:58 AM   #11
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I did it and added a thin line of clear silicone sealer top & bottom, then put a very small screw in the center top & bottom. Has done very well all season so far.

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Old 08-17-2016, 08:21 PM   #12
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That's what I was talking about but didn't know what to call them. Thanks.

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Old 08-17-2016, 09:42 PM   #13
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I did both doors in our XLR by cutting it to fit inside the groove and then sealing both sides with black silicone to keep it from rattling and to keep water out. After 2 years that way we have had no problems.
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:07 PM   #14
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I bought a sheet of Pecan at Lowe's and since I had my exact measures they cut the pieces for me for free. One sheet was enough to make both the top and bottom pieces.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:42 AM   #15
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I installed plexiglass 3 years ago. one of the best mods I`ve done. I used stainless screws. I drilled and tapped holes and then used some thin foam weatherstrip to seal it. it looks like it was built this way and I have way more light coming in! I can take one or both off in a minute.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:06 PM   #16
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We did this exact mod also - however, the heat on the door when closed and exposed to sunlight when awning is closed has caused the velcro glue to let loose in some areas is still intact just sagging some
our vinyl "storm door" has experienced the same problem, the velcro on the vinyl has let loose but not so much on the door frame,... I've also discovered that the vinyl sheet does shrink, but oddly enough, in only one direction,..... I cut that same vinyl sheet to protect our table top, a perfect fit, but over time(6-8 months) it shrank in one direction(1/2"-3/4") and is not a perfect fit now,.... that shrinking has also contributed to pulling the velcro glue loose on our "storm door",....

so, I'm ready to try something different,.... and the plexiglass or Lexan seems like the best alternative,..... we are not looking to protect the screen from a pet and are more interested in the "glass storm door" effect, so I want to try applying it to the outside first, .... since the original velcro is still attached fairly well to the frame, I think I will cut the pg to the full screen door size, attach w/velcro and see how that turns out,.... if that doesn't work, then the pg will still be large enough that I can still cut it down to the inside groove size, and do that install later,....

unless I've misunderstood the posts I've read here, all of them are using the pg on the inside,..... has anyone put the pg on the outside, if so, how did you attach?.... are the results good?...... there is a step down edge(not a groove) on the outside around the screen, did you fit it inside that stepped down area?....... any advice or wisdom from your own experience on this idea is appreciated,..........
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:30 PM   #17
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I put ours inside the door frame. Took the door apart and cut it to fit inside the groove that's already in the door. That way it looks like it was suppose to be that way not added to the inside or outside of the door frame.

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