DIY Retractable Screens

Install a Retractable Screen Yourself

Our face mount and flush mount retractable screen doors are the most advanced and easy to install doors available in the market today. The retractable screen doors we offer can be installed quickly with no issues. In addition, they were designed with versatility in mind to ensure they operate efficiently and blend in with your architecture.

We provide instructions for both single door installations and double door installations . Our seven step installation process is easy to understand no matter how experienced you are with DIY projects and screen doors. In addition, all our components come with a lifetime warranty (excluding screen) to ensure your retractable screen is well taken care of.

The tools and parts necessary for installation include:

  • Safety glasses
  • Cordless Philips screwdriver
  • Hacksaw or cutoff saw
  • Long level
  • Tape measure
  • File
  • Pencil
  • Shears or utility knife


Flush Mount


For inside or Flush mount, measure the opening dimensions of your door in 3 places, and use the smallest measurment. You have the option of duduction 1/16″ – 1/8″ off of the height of the door and using the jamb support to fill in the gap.

* Cleaner finished look, screen is flush with frame.

* Reduces width of door opening by 3 1/2″


For surface or face mount, measure the opening dimensions of your door in 3 places, and taked the smallest measurement. Add 1/2″ to the meaurement.

* Reduces width of door opening by 1 3/4″

* Curved door frame moldings may require shimming and silicone to fill any gaps.


For drop mounts, the surface of your frame must be flush with your sill’s edge. Measure the opening dimensions of your door in 3 places. Using the smallest measurement, add 1/2″ + 5/8″: 1 1/8″ to the height.

* Same as surface mount +

* Can only work if sill ends at door frame. Must have a flat surface area where Dreamscreen is mounted.

* Nothing to step over on sill

You can speak with our team to learn more about our available custom or standard color options. If you are interested in a DIY retractable screen from Dreamscreens in Oakville, call us at (905) 849-6500 during normal business hours. We can offer you a completely free no-obligation estimate.

Why Choose Dreamscreens?

  • Proudly Manufactured in Oakville, Ontario
  • Family Owned & Operated Since 1999
  • Pride Ourselves on Our Customer Service
  • Only Provider of Self-Correcting Motorized Screens in Canada
  • Only Manufacturer with Right Angle Casement to Match Door Frame
  • Free Estimates