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HOW TO CARE FOR MY PCA SCREEN DOOR
A few simple steps to maintain your PCA screen door.
It's easy to care for and get replacement parts for your screen door
Sometimes handle hardware, closure tubes, bug sweeps or screens may need to be replaced after years of wear. See your dealer or fill out the form on this page to inquire about where to buy replacement screen door parts.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT USE lacquer thinner, paint thinner, acetone, kerosene, gasoline or any other harsh chemicals to clean the surface of your PCA screen door or hardware.
Door Frame Maintenance
Wipe the door and screen with a mild detergent soap, rinse and wipe dry. Never use harsh chemicals to clean your door.
Hinges & Hardware Maintenance
Keep your door swinging smoothly by applying WD-40 or a 3-in-1 oil to the knuckle of the hinge occasionally after cleaning. Wipe off excess lubricant.
Adjusting Pneumatic Closer
Door closers can be easily adjusted for proper closing. Turn the screw at the end of the piston assembly clockwise to increase pressure which slows the closer, or counter clockwise to decrease the pressure which speeds up the closer. To re calibrate the closer; with the door closed turn the screw counter clockwise until screw is nearly out. Then open the door all the way and while door is open turn the screw clockwise until it stops. Slowly back the screw out until a desired speed of closure is achieved. This process may take a few attempts; the closers can be sensitive and may require very slight turns and adjustments to reach your desired setting.
Lubricate with a small amount of silicone spray or multi-purpose lubricant if your slide bolts do not engage smoothly. Operate slide bolts monthly to ensure proper functioning.
Scuff marks, chips, or scratches on powder coated finish
Clean the powder coated surface with a mild detergent soap, rinse and wipe dry. Use a mild liquid cleanser such as Soft Scrub® by Clorox, rinse and wipe dry. If there is a chip or scratch present after surface is clean and dry apply touch-up paint.
"The Last Screen Door You Will Ever Need To Buy"Our screens withstand up to 550 lbs of pressure and the frames up to 770 lbs of pressure. And, PCA hand-crafted aluminum screen doors provide the added convenience of pet doors. The precision manufacturing exactness PCA is known for isn't lost on the pet door accessories. [...]