Installation Instructions for Series 5000 Screen Doors
Tools Required:

Tape Measure Hack or
Chop Saw
Drill Motor & 1/8" Drill Bit Phillips Head Screwdriver Pencil or Scriber File
Parts Included:

Step 1: Measure Door Opening Width

Click here for instructions on how to measure your door opening.


Step 2: Determine the Proper Side of Opening to Install the Door

For a normal installation the Roll-Away™ screen door will be installed on the same side as the hinges on the main door. Will the door operate from Left to Right, or Right to Left?
Note: French door installations have 1 each (1 Left to Right and 1 Right to Left)


Step 3: Determine Clearance Required for Normal Operation

In order to assure the Roll-Away™ doors operation doesn't interfere with the prime/main doors operation, you must allow proper clearance between the two. The prime/main doors handle set normally determines the minimum amount of clearance required. Hold partially assembled door with the "A" side of housing (see step 2) closest to the door and against the jamb it will be installed on. Do you have room against the jamb to install the housing? Will you have room on the opposite jamb to install the closer? Is there sufficient threshold and header space to attach the bottom and top tracks required?

  1. YES, there is enough clearance to install all parts for normal operation. Proceed to Step 5.

  2. NO, there is not enough room for normal operation. In this case, sometimes the housing can be reversed (side A farthest away from prime/main door). If your door was ordered/assembled for a REVERSE opening, proceed to Step 5 and install housing with side A farthest from prime/main door.
    Note: This method will not work if installing against the door stop and the door stop's depth exceeds 1/8".

  3. If neither the STANDARD or REVERSE location methods above allow the door to be installed properly, or your unsure which door model you have, Contact the factory before cutting any parts or proceeding further.

Step 4: Fabricate / Verify Part Lengths Required

Note: If your Unit was purchased as a "kit" the following cuts will need to be made prior to installing the door. If your unit was purchased as "assembled" the following has already been cut to size, verify and proceed to Step 6.

Housing Expander (#R5110)
Opening height (Step 1) minus 1/16"
Cut even amounts from either end for best finished look - keeps spaces between slots and end of expander even.

Closer (#R5600)
Opening Height (Step 1) minus 1/16"
Cut through both the closer and attached magnet. Pinch either end of closer to help keep magnet in place.

Bottom Track (#R5150)
Opening Width (Step 1) minus 2 1/4"

Top Expander (#R5130)
Opening Width (Step 1) minus 2 1/4"
Cut even amounts from either end for best finished look - keeps spaces between slots and end of expander even.

Top Track (#R5140)
Opening Width (Step 1) minus 2 3/8"

Note: Make sure all cuts are smooth and free from burrs


Step 5: Install Expander

Install the Expander (#R5110) against the jamb (See Drawing 3). The Expander should be mounted against the stop (where available) and flush with the sill (bottom of main/prime door). Drill two holes 8" from the top and bottom of the opening using a 1/8" drill bit. Drill through the Expander and into jamb using the vertical screw line located inside the Expander. Fasten to face of jamb using two (2) #6 x 1" pan-head screws provided. A standard installation requires the notched slots on the Expander to face OUT and away from prime/main door.


Step 6: Insert Door Into Expander

Insert the partially assembled door into the expander (#R5110), making sure the screw notch on the door housing lines up with the slots on the expander. Seat the door housing firmly in the expander and flush with the sill of the prime/main door. Fasten door utilizing two (2) #10 x 3/8" screws through the slots on expander and into the screw notch on the door housing.


Step 7: Install Closer

Install the Closer (#R5600) on the opposite jamb of the Expander/Door system. Drill three (3) 1/8" holes through the Closer (#R600) screw groove and into the jamb 8" from either end and one in the center. Use three (3) #6 x 1" pan-head screws to fasten to jamb. A standard installation requires the magnetic side of Closer to be located nearest the prime/main door.


Step 8: Install Top Track

Install Top Expander (#R5130) with the slots facing OUT and away from the prime/main door (standard installation). Fasten using three (3) #6 x 1" pan-head screws, one 4" from each end and one in the center. Make sure the ends of the expander are lined up with the door and closer.

Slide the Top Track (#R5140) into the Top Expander, insuring the screw groove is on the same side as the slots in the Top Expander. Insert two (2) #10 x 3/8" screws through the slots in the Top Expander and into the screw groove slots in the Top Track.

Note: The top track should "float" up and down within the expander - Do Not Over-Tighten.


Step 9: Connect Drawbar To Top Track

Carefully - and while making sure the screen is properly guided within the Top Track - Pull on center of the Drawbar until approximately one (1) foot of screen is exposed. Line up the top Drawbar Guide with the Top Track and "snap" into place. Allow the screen to retract back into the housing.


Step 10: Install Bottom Track

Thread the Bottom Track (#R5150), with the curved flange facing OUT and away from the prime/main door, through the bottom Drawbar Guide. Make sure the lip of the track is engaged by the tab on the Housing End Cap. Lift the opposite side of the Bottom Track enough to allow it to clear the Closer (#R5600) leg and seat the Bottom Track with the curved side against the Closer's leg. Fasten the Track to the sill of the door using three (3) #6 x 1" flat-head screws in the countersunk holes provided. Operation may be affected if screws are not seated fully.


Step 11: Handle Adjustment

Slide the handles along the drawbar and into position. Make sure the handles don't interfere with the prime/main door door's hardware set when both doors are in a closed position. Fasten handles in position using one (1) #6 x 1/4" through each handle screw hole and into drawbar.

Installation Complete

Make sure all components are properly installed. Check the overall operation of the door. Drawbar guides should move freely over both the bottom ad top tracks and connect squarely with the closer. If properly installed, the door will want to return to the housing quickly after breaking contact with the closer. Attempt to hold the door until at least 1/2 distance to housing.

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