Learn how to install a screen enclosure in your car. Installing an after-market screen enclosure can enhance your driving experience when looking for fresh air, better ventilation, or when the weather is too hot for open windows.
Before beginning with the project, ensure that you have all of the necessary tools and parts needed to install the screen. These parts may include:
This will be used to attach to your window frame so it can support the weight of the glass. You should cut plywood pieces slightly larger than the window opening so they can fit snug inside. Try attaching them outside of your vehicle first before you put any screws through them, so they stay in place while you get ready to screw into them. You can use a drill to make holes on the inside of your vehicle for screws.
These will be used to attach the screen enclosures in Ithaca, NY to your vehicle’s door frame or window frame. Measure the length of your door jamb and cut pieces of steel angle stock a little longer than half afoot, so they extend past both edges of the window opening. Now, measure from one end of the metal bracket all the way down to where it meets with another piece that is attached perpendicularly, then transfer this measurement onto another piece of steel angle stock and draw the line at that point on both ends. Next, use pliers to bend each end of the steel bracket at 90-degree angles going in opposite directions so you have two legs that can fit on either side of the door frame. You can use a drill to make holes on the inside of your vehicle’s door frame for screws and then attach them with washers and nuts.
This will be used to secure the screen enclosure at the top so it won’t shake or move while you’re driving. Cut four pieces of steel L-channel about one and a half feet long, use a saw to cut across one end all the way through from one side to another, bend it back using pliers until the two ends touch each other. These are now “L” brackets that can screw onto your window frame from outside your car without drilling any additional holes. It is important that these brackets don’t stick out past the edge of the door frame. Otherwise, they will get in the way when you try to close your car’s door or window.
This will be used to secure the screen enclosure at the top so it won’t shake or move while you’re driving. Cut four pieces of steel L-channel about one and a half foot long, use a saw to cut across one end all the way through from one side to another, bend it back using pliers until the two ends touch each other.