Allow your pet to get the most out of your yard by installing a dog door in your patio screen door.
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Remove the screen door from the door frame, and place on a flat work surface.
Place the dog door in desired position on the screen door, and mark using a pencil or pen.
Carefully cut away screening inside the dog door frame with a utility blade.
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Prop the screen door up on scrap wood, and use a jigsaw to cut away any necessary boards for the appropriately-sized dog door opening.
Place the dog door on the screen door, and mark where the screws will go with a pen or pencil.
Using the appropriately-sized bit, drill pilot holes into the screen door to accommodate the dog door’s hardware.
To give the dog door a more streamlined look, spray paint it to match the screen door.
Once the paint completely dries, install the dog door in the screen door with the provided hardware. Trim off excess plastic screws with a utility knife.
Re-install the screen door.
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