Make Your Own Garage Door Screen – DIY Tutorials – Thrift Diving



– Keep flying bugs out of your garage (or garage workspace) with this DIY garage door screen with a zipper! This video will show you how to make your own heavy-duty garage door screen for under $85 to keep out stink bugs, mosquitoes, bees, and other flying insects no matter what the season. This DIY garage screen door will last longer than cheapie ones you can buy online, and plus it costs much less than electric retractable garage screen doors such as the Lifestyle Screens or other expensive brands. This DIY screen for your garage perfect for the “everyday homeowner” like me that doesn’t want to spend hundreds or thousands to keep bugs out of their garage. 🙂

My garage door screen installs pretty easily with Velcro brand fasteners. I decided to install it on the inside door frame of my garage, but you can just as easily install your garage screen on the outside part of your garage. It’s simply preference. 🙂

Hope this helps to keep your garage free of…

25 Comments on “Make Your Own Garage Door Screen – DIY Tutorials – Thrift Diving”

  1. Really awesome alternative to creating your own versus purchasing an expensive screen door! Love how creative you are!
    I currently have a screen (purchased) on my backdoor but with magnets down the middle which is great for allowing our dogs to run in and out as they please. Do you have an idea how to fasten magnets on your DIY garage screen? I would appreciate your feedback!

  2. You did an AMAZING job, I'm not scared of bugs, but I do hate them buzzing around me in my garage, I often sit in here watching my fav shows on catchup on my phone, and my puppy Yukï sits with me but sometimes she gets tempted to roam outside, so I'm thinking this would be fantastic to thwart her from walking out, I love that you double enforced it with the stitching, it makes it a very durable and strengthened screen, you could sell this version, I know I would buy it, I've been looking to buy one,or make it myself, I don't have a sewing machine, so I can't make your version yet, though it's def a possibility down the track when I buy a machine.. 😊

  3. You're so funny. I happen to stumble accross this DIY and I'm so glad I did. I must confess I run for the hills when it comes to flying bugs. The sound when they buzz by my ears or face is just to much. haha. You did an amazing job and appreciate your tutorial that you've shared. I can DO THIS!.

  4. A few questions: What is the blanket tape brand used ? Is there a creative solution DIY to attach such a curtain to stucco or concrete wall ? Also has anyone used magnets instead of zipper and what problems have you seen with magnets?

  5. Aloha! Excellent video! We were about to order a french door net, but I'd much rather do it myself! You have great energy…please, don't water it down! You'll get a lot more subs…like this one!

  6. This is great! Much better than getting a professional one $$$$$. Or buying a cheapy one that will tear up in a day. The only thing I would add is small weights in the bottom seam where you added inches….It will keep it in place if it's windy. Now……can you teach me how to sew. LOL

  7. If your metal zippers have a tendency to stick or drag instead of glide, apply a small amount of silicone lubricant. I used CRC Heavy Duty Silicone Lubricant spray on the metal zipper of a new leather purse. Just start out with a small amount, and work the zipper back and forth as you apply, to get the lubricant into the teeth.

  8. this is genius!! I would use magnets instead of a zipper though. New subscriber watching all your old videos!!! Your channel reminds me of the show flea market flip on hgtv except even better.

  9. You’re so cute and have out smarted the bugs for sure! 😉 Since I don’t sew I will do all the pinning and take it to my seamstress for the sewing! Thank you so much for this need screen!! 🤗

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