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Apalus Magnetic Screen Door Review

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Apalus Magnetic Screen Door Review

My husband works from an office that he and my dad built in our garage. The only downside to the space is that my hubby never installed a screen on the exterior door. He would love to open the outside door on nice days but gets attacked by bugs. When recently offered the chance to review a magnetic screen door from Apalus in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

Price and Design

The Apalus magnetic screen door currently costs $19.99 on Amazon. Measuring 36 inches by 83 inches, the screen fits doors up to 34 inches by 82 inches. Install the screen in minutes without any tools using the sewn-in Velcro and additional adhesive Velcro strips. Apalus also provides extra push pins for even more secure installation. The Velcro allows for easy removal of the screen but is strong enough for years of foot traffic. Durable fly mesh with micro holes keeps bugs out while letting fresh air in. The fabric is soft to the touch and machine washable. Powerful sewn-in magnets from top to bottom automatically create a perfect gap-free seal. Apalus offers a 12-month warranty.

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Apalus Magnetic Screen Door in Package Apalus Magnetic Screen Door

Performance

I was a little worried at first that installing my new Apalus magnetic screen door, but I quickly discovered my fears unfounded. Per the instructions on Amazon, I cleaned my door frame first, using rubbing alcohol to remove any residue that might cause the adhesive on the Velcro not to stick well. Using a step ladder, I then installed the top strip of Velcro first followed by the side strips, working from the top down. I used the screen as a guide to know where to perfectly place the Velcro on the door frame. I was a little surprised that the Velcro does not line the entire edge, just the top edge and four places on each side. I would feel like the screen were more secure with Velcro around the entire edge. However, the screen seems secure regardless. Once my husband decides that he is happy with the screen, I will use the include tacks to further secure the screen to the door frame.

Clean Empty Door Frame Installing the Top Velcro for the Apalus Magnetic Screen Door

Installing the Velcro for the Apalus Magnetic Screen Door Top of Apalus Magnetic Screen Door

Bottom of Apalus Magnetic Screen Door Opening the Apalus Magnetic Screen Door

I am quite impressed with the overall performance of the Apalus magnetic screen door. The durable black fly mesh with micro holes keeps bugs out while letting fresh air in. My husband likes having his exterior office door open when the weather is nice, but he hates that flies, mosquitos, and other bugs come into his work space. The easy-to-install screen allows my husband to open his door without the hassle of installing a permanent screen door. The powerful sewn-in magnets that line the two center edges from top to bottom automatically seal the opening after you walk through. I especially like that the screen works hands-free! Once you go through the middle, the screen automatically closes again without any gaps. The Apalus magnetic screen door is super convenient if you want a screen in a doorway without having to install a complete door.

Apalus Magnetic Screen Door in Doorway

Final Verdict

If you want a screen for a door without the hassle of conventional door installation, definitely check out the magnetic screen door from Apalus. Measuring 36 inches by 83 inches, the screen fits doors up to 34 inches by 82 inches. I was able to install the screen on an exterior doorway in just a few minutes without any tools using the included adhesive Velcro strips. Apalus also provides extra push pins for an even more secure installation. I would feel like the screen were more secure with Velcro around the entire edge rather than just along the top and four places on each side. However, the screen seems secure regardless. The powerful sewn-in magnets that line the two center edges from top to bottom automatically seal the opening after you walk through, and I love that the screen works hands-free.

Purchase an Apalus magnetic screen door on Amazon via my affiliate link.

Image Credits

Apalus Magnetic Screen Door Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Apalus Magnetic Screen Door in Package © 2016 Heather Johnson
Apalus Magnetic Screen Door © 2016 Heather Johnson
Clean Empty Door Frame © 2016 Heather Johnson
Installing the Top Velcro for the Apalus Magnetic Screen Door © 2016 Heather Johnson
Installing the Velcro for the Apalus Magnetic Screen Door © 2016 Heather Johnson
Top of Apalus Magnetic Screen Door © 2016 Heather Johnson
Bottom of Apalus Magnetic Screen Door © 2016 Heather Johnson
Opening the Apalus Magnetic Screen Door © 2016 Heather Johnson
Apalus Magnetic Screen Door in Doorway © 2016 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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