Ever since I saw the Magnetic Screen Door commercial I was extremely curious about it so when I was chosen to review one from IGotTech for y'all I was so happy. We are an outdoor family but with 7 family members 4 being girls, that means we run in and out a lot. I live in south Louisiana and that means lots of bugs lurking at the door just waiting for that door to open so they can rush in. They seem to hid and then late at night while we are trying to sleep, the mosquito feed on us or I hear the buzzing sound of a fly in my ear. So I thought this would would as a great prevention.
We put it on the back door because we spend most of our time in the back yard. The screen is super easy to install but we did it a little different from the instructions. We put the velcro around the door then hooked the screen to the velcro. The screen is lightweight and easy to maneuver. The entire process took around 5 minutes so it's not time consuming at all. The only tool we used was a pair of scissors. The velcro that is provided is heavy duty hold but you can still adjust the screen if you make a mistake.
The screen itself is a very nice mesh. It's on the thicker side but you can still see through with no problems. The magnetic hold goes all the way to the bottom of the screen and has a strong hold but easy opens when someone is coming through. Even the children can come in and out without incident.
If you would like a good laugh don't tell your children how to use the screen. Watching my children trying to figure it out, I could have sworn it was a force field. The stood at the screen staring for a long time. Not one but four of my children did this. It was not intentional on our part but we did get slightly entertained for a few minutes. Then of course we told them how to use it and it became a toy.
Just a small tip, there is a finesse to getting it to close automatically. When you open the screen sort of toss it aside, the momentum will get the two sides back together and the magnets will grab either
I would like another to put on my front door for when we are coming in and out with groceries at night. This would be a LOT easier than opening the door every trip from the car but still keep out the pest.
If you need any help here is a installation video
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