The Importance of Strong Screen Door Hardware

PCA Products Aluminum Screen DoorAre you living with a shoddy old screen door? Is it sagging and warped? Does it take away from the beauty of your otherwise elegant home? You may already be thinking about buying a new one…

Simply replacing a screen door, however, isn’t enough. If you pick the wrong one, you’ll find yourself shopping for a new one in another few years. You need a sturdy screen door that’s built to withstand daily wear and tear, lasting far longer than just a few years.

What many homeowners don’t understand, though, is that weak hardware can cause their screen doors to fall apart quickly. Because many people don’t know the importance of quality screen door hardware, they find themselves replacing screen doors more often than they’d like.

PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors are equipped with high-quality components that will last for years to come. Here’s a few reasons why they’re much better than your average screen door.

Durable Piano Hinges

Because you open and close them so often, screen door hinges don’t last as long as you’d like. After all, they can only take so much abuse. Poorly constructed hinges will fall apart even faster.

PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors feature a solid piano hinge that runs the full length of the door frame, making it durable enough to withstand all of the opening and closing you do.

Wood Pile Lined Z-Bar

 Nothing is worse than a screen door that makes a horrific crashing noise overtime it closes. The reason this happens, though, is that most screen doors have aluminum bars along the top of their frames.

PCA Products Aluminum Screen Door, on the other hand, feature wooden z-bars specifically designed to reduce noise. Instead of slamming up against your door frame, these screen doors close gently and quietly.

Sturdy Handles

 Aside from hinges, your screen door’s handle is the most susceptible to damage. It is often grabbed, twisted and used haphazardly as you and your children enter the house.

For that reason, you need a screen door handle that will last. The handles on PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors are both heavy-duty and rust-resistant, ensuring that yours will last as long as you need them to. With a number of in-swinging, locking and ergonomic options, PCA products has a screen door handle to suit your needs.

High-Quality Closer Tube

The closer tube, which is the cylindrical metal part at the top, makes your door close automatically on its own. When it becomes unhinged, your door will flap around in the wind on its own. Anyone who has a screen door that is constantly open understands the frustration of a broken closer tube.

Luckily, PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors are equipped with a stainless steel bracket that won’t unfasten on you, guaranteeing that your door stays in strong working condition.

French Door Hardware

If you were to buy French screen doors, you’d usually need to buy an extra post that runs down the middle of both halves. It costs more money and divides your doorway in two.

PCA Products, however, offers a French Door Astragal Kit that enables you to buy French doors without the added expense or inconvenience. With PCA Products French doors, you can have a beautiful doorway without limiting the size of objects that can move through it.

Sag No More – Prevent Screen Door Sagging With PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors

PCA Products Aluminum Screen Door

You may be surprised to hear that your screen door is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home. Think about it, though. You use your screen door every day. Whether you’re coming in the front door or walking out to the back yard, you’re using your screen door. It’s completely exposed to the elements and slams behind your children every time they run in and out of the house. Over time, your screen door starts to deteriorate and sag.

In order to prevent sagging, it is important that you find yourself a screen door that’s built to last. The hinges, in particular, need to be sturdy enough to live through the wear and tear of everyday life. Without a strong knowledge of hinge options, however, it can be difficult to find a screen door that suits your needs.

Luckily, PCA Products offers Aluminum Screen Doors that are designed to stand the test of time. These doors have several features that ensure you’ll never have to worry about your screen door sagging again. With specially-designed piano hinges, an elegant appearance and a lifetime warranty, PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors are some of the best screen doors on the market.

PCA Products Aluminum screen door features

PCA Products Aluminum screen door features (Advantage 500)

Here are a few great things about PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors:

Sturdy Piano Hinges for a More Durable Product

Most screen doors start to sag because their hinges aren’t built to handle stress. Over time, weak hinges start to shift out of place. As a result, you end up with a droopy, sad-looking screen door.

PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors, however, are equipped with the same style of hinges used to support a heavy piano lid. They are specially designed to distribute weight evenly and prevent the sagging that would normally occur. Additionally, the sturdy construction of PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors prevent the doorframe from warping over time.

Squeaky Clean Appearance (Without the Squeaky Sound)

There’s nothing worse than a screen door that starts to creak as it gets old. Who wants to hear an obnoxious, squeaky sound every time someone walks into the house?

With PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors, you won’t have to worry about your hinges creaking. In addition to being the sturdiest mounting method, piano hinges create far less noise than normal screen door hinges. Because PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors run the full length of the door frame, they look fantastic too!

Simple Installation and Lifetime Warranty

Although piano hinges are much sturdier, they don’t require special knowledge to install! Having a strong and durable screen door only takes a tiny of work. Whether you are hanging the door or having a contractor do it for you, installing a PCA Products Aluminum Screen Door is a piece of cake. PCA makes it so easy!

On top of that, all PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors feature a limited lifetime warranty. While you can be sure that your PCA Products Aluminum Screen Door is built to last, the limited lifetime warranty ensures that you’ll enjoy a high-quality screen door for years to come.

3 Reasons To Add French Screen Doors To Your Home

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Aluminum French screen door by PCA Products

For centuries, adding French style doors has been a way to transform homes of all styles.  Architects, designers and homeowners everywhere love French screen doors for their ability to let natural light in, allow fresh air to flow, and to provide a view of the surrounding environment.  PCA Products aluminum French screen doors look great and can be the perfect addition to a living space for all of the aforementioned reasons.

Many homeowners don’t realize just how beneficial French screen doors can be.  In addition to being a great alternative to standard-style exterior doors or windows, French screen doors are an easy way to add value to a home.

If you’ve ever considered adding French screen doors to your home but haven’t yet made the commitment, here are a few reasons why you should:

French screen doors Add Curb Appeal To Any House

 It is no secret that a potential buyer’s first impression often determines whether or not they buy a home.  For this reason, homeowners often spend tens of thousands of dollars making the front of their house look good.

French screen doors are an affordable way to give your home a slick and elegant face that’s sure to impress any potential buyer.  There’s something about French screen doors that make a home’s exterior much more inviting and appealing to someone looking to purchase a house.  Your house will also look immediately stunning to neighbors and visitors as they pull into the driveway.

They Make Rooms Feel Larger

 French screen doors don’t only improve the exterior of a house, but can also completely transform interiors as well.  Whereas normal doors and windows often minimize the amount of light that’s let into a space, French screen doors allow much more sunshine into a screen room or enclosed porch.  In turn, French screen doors work to make rooms feel more spacious and less cluttered.  Who doesn’t dream of having an unobstructed view where they can look out onto their property?

Those homeowners who add French screen doors to the back of their home enjoy having the ability to leave their backdoors open, letting both sunshine and a cool summer breeze into their house.  Instead of making the kitchen, living or dining room feel cooped-up and claustrophobic, the addition of a French screen doors to an enclosed porch or entry way can give these rooms a certain airy and open quality.  Those who add French screen doors to their interior of their homes are impressed by how much larger their house feels.

French screen doors Can Be Customized To Fit Your Taste


The US Building Products team is happy to offer PCA Products aluminum French screen doors with numerous customizable options, ensuring that your new doors will match your home perfectly.  Almost every aspect of the door can be personalized to suit your needs.  This includes ornamental accessories that can be added to the design of your French screen doors for extra flare.  With dozens of design options, you can be sure that your French screen doors will match the overall style of your home.  Additionally, customizable locks, handles and hardware, are available ensuring that your doors are as safe as they are stylish.


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Contractor financing now available with BlueTarp Financial partnership

US Building Products is thrilled to offer the strength and convenience of BlueTarp Contractor Financing. Now, contractors will have access to robust online tools to better manage your business, as well as BlueTarp’s top-notch customer service team, and options for larger lines of credit and flexible payment terms to meet job-specific needs.

We are freeing up our customers to work smarter, not harder. BlueTarp offers 24/7 access to purchasing activity and available credit, along with simple, convenient online tools that allow you to track purchases and pay online.

Now, you may be wondering: “Yea, but what do I have to do?” Answer: Apply online! Once approved, simply purchase as you normally do. You’ll maintain the same credit line and terms, however, with BlueTarp, we now gain the flexibility to offer larger lines and longer terms should you require them in the future.

We here at US Building Products are partnering with BlueTarp Financial based on the shared goal of strengthening our customer relationship, anticipating needs and exceeding expectations, every time.

Extend the pleasures of your home with French screen doors

French screen door

One of the joys of summer has always been the easy indoor-outdoor lifestyle of the season, allowing homeowners to throw open doors and windows and let the warm air and cooling breezes inside. There is also the constant in and out traffic flow so common to families with active children. What is better than planning a backyard meal?

French screen door

All of these activities benefit from doors that open wide and withstand lots of use. There’s almost nothing prettier, or more traditional, than a set of French doors to frame a pretty landscape and allow easy access in both directions. One challenge with standard French door installations is that screening to deter flying insects and crawling critter invasions is not always a simple matter. The main attraction of double opening doors is the expanse of uninterrupted space they offer, both for sight lines and actual “navigation.”

Typical screen door options are not always user friendly; whether your French doors are the home’s architectural highlight or simply a convenient feature of a screened porch, pool enclosure or freestanding garden structure. While retractable screens can be effective solutions for traditional French doors, they are not always architecturally appropriate. Even though they can be almost “invisible” when closed and tucked out of the way to one side, they are sometimes difficult to latch and subject to misuse and operational mishaps. They are a decidedly contemporary solution and do nothing to enhance traditional or period architecture. Commonly, plastic parts are easily bent, magnets break and installation can be difficult even for a professional. Seasonal cleaning can be a chore.

One should also note that while wooden screen doors may provide a more traditional architectural solution; they are bulky, require regular maintenance, and they may also difficult to install in a double-door frame. Wooden screens may sag, warp, splinter and need periodic refinishing. And, while a stabilizing center post can be installed to increase strength, the same post decreases function and appeal.

The PCA Product Solution

French screen door

The better idea for almost any screen installation, but especially for French double doors, is a durable, strong and efficient aluminum screen door designed to complement and enhance the esthetics and the convenience of your home. US Building Products offers handcrafted custom PCA screen doors that can be custom designed to project any look you desire — from simple to artistic to “proper” historic styles. PCA screen doors are available in five standard powder-coated colors and almost unlimited options for customizing your double doors. You can design in-swing or out-swing doors, and there are numerous latching, locking and ornamental options. For your convenience and your pet’s comfort, there are also pet door screening options.

Every PCA screen product is crafted to the highest standards of quality, designed for maximum beauty and efficiency. Your double-door screens will serve you well, either as stand-alone doors, or installed in tandem with your working French doors. They resist weather damage and extend your outdoor living options throughout the seasons. Give us a call at  1-800-284-5194 to find the perfect set of doors. With serviceable and attractive double door screens you can enjoy both your home’s interior and exterior with equal ease.

French screen door

French screen door features

Who’ll Let the Dogs Out?

There is almost nothing more inviting than when you spot your favorite pet standing enthusiastically at the door when you get home from a long day. That’s probably why we spend so much time and money spoiling our pets with treats and toys. Owning a dog can be an immensely rewarding situation. It can also cause you plenty of headaches.

Your opinion of your dog tends to change considerably when it begins to whine at 4 a.m. and you have to get up out of bed to let it out. How many times have you stubbed your toe, knocked something over, or not been able to get back to sleep after letting the dog back in?

PCA Products Screen doors with pet doors make people and pets happy!

One solution that can keep you from having to stop what you’re doing (or having to climb out of bed) every time your dog needs to go out is to install a pet door. If that’s the route you are leaning towards, you need to consider your options. There are so many options on the market that finding the right fit for your needs could make your head spin.


Some pet doors are nothing but a rubber flap that covers a hole in your door. While this seems like all you may need, you will find that these doors often wear out over time and don’t have any type of seal. Without a seal, what’s stopping unwanted creatures from entering your house at all hours of the day? To keep unwanted creatures out of your house, a stronger pet door material; one that will last over years and years of abuse, is a good start. Getting a door that has a positive seal (or a stop) incorporated into it is advantageous for any homeowner who wants to keep wild animals in the wild.


Once you’ve ascertained what type of door you want, the question then becomes, “where do I install this thing?” Some people have cut holes in their walls or modified their heavy wooden doors to install a pet door. Do you have the expertise and the equipment to do such a major project? Even if you do, do you have the time? Wouldn’t it be easier to be able to get the convenience of strong and reliable pet door, without the hassle? Have you ever considered installing an aluminum screen door?


Aluminum screen doors that have heavy aluminum frames and piano hinges, like those manufactured by PCA Products, can support pet doors of multiple sizes. Besides the freedom your pets would get from having a door outside, your home will get all the benefits that a PCA Aluminum screen door can bring to your home. PCA Products aluminum screen doors are available with the The Magnador pet door.  The pet door features a two-way hinge, magnets that hold the door in place to keep unwanted debris (among other things) out, while the design itself works in concert with the rest of the door to keep out bugs.

The Magnador™ Two-Way Pet Door

The friendly team at can assist you to help you find exactly what you need from our catalogue of top-of-the-line and hand-crafted PCA Aluminum screen doors and accessories. For more information, visit us on facebook or call us toll free at (800) 284-5194. You and your pets will be happy you did.

PCA Products – Most Popular Aluminum Screen Doors

PCA Products has been manufacturing aluminum screen doors for twenty five years. And, throughout the years the following six types of screen doors have become the most popular choices from the more than sixty custom screen door designs available from PCA Products.  All of the most popular models of PCA Products screen doors are available at US Building Products.  At least one  of the popular models is bound to compliment the architectural style of your home.  And, all of the PCA Products aluminum screen doors are available in five powder coated colors designed to match the color scheme and style of your project.  Stay tuned as we will review the I-750, P-100, Q-1540, A-552, A-100, and A-500 models of PCA Products aluminum screen doors in future blog posts.

PCA Products most popular screen doors

PCA Products most popular screen doors






Remember, aluminum screen doors are not all equals, there will be no need to worry about screen blow out, sagging doors, or bugs crawling in under the door with a PCA Screen Door.  All PCA Products items are backed with an exclusive Lifetime Limited Warranty against defects in manufacturing, design and workmanship.

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PCA Products Zeus Ultimate Screen Doors – New Product Coming soon!!

Familiar design, superior performance!

That is why you should keep your eyes peeled for the all new PCA Products Zeus screen doors.

PCA’s new line of Zeus doors are a one stop shop with all of the necessary hardware included in the packaging.

PCA Zeus screen door packages include:

  • Aluminum screen door
  • Z-Bar, piano hinge
  • Huge sweep
  • EZ pull handle
  • Closure tube
PCA Zeus vs the Competition

PCA Zeus vs the Competition

PCA’s Zeus line of doors continue to offer the quality and features we have all come to appreciate from PCA.

  • Quiet close and tight seal with PCA’s wool pile lined 1/2 Z-Bar
  • Available pre-hung, non-prehung, or slab only
  • Strong full length piano hinge allows smooth operation and years of trouble free use
  • Heavy 3” pusher with reinforced side walls
  • Heavy aluminum frame will not rot, rust, twist, or splinter
  • EZ-Pull style handle with comfortable pull action
  • Pneumatic closure tube – all rust free hardware
  • Surface mount bug sweep
  • Maintenance free kick plate system – no unsightly spline

PCA Zeus doors are available in five color options: White, Bronze, Ivory, Sandstone, and Clay

PCA - Zeus Colors

PCA – Zeus Colors

The team at US Building Products will be announcing the availability of the new PCA Zeus doors soon!

PCA Products Aluminum Screen Doors are Not Your Average Door

US Building Products is proud to offer PCA Products aluminum doors that are made to stand the test of time. Functionality, durability and beauty meet in this simple and beloved product. Screen doors are featured in households and businesses across the country, from urban to rural, old to new. Yet PCA Products aluminum doors stand apart from other doors. With customizable features and a Limited Lifetime Warranty, PCA Products are longer lasting and better quality than many other options on the market today.

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What gives? Not much on a PCA Products screen door…

The PCA Products team knows that life is tough and people are hard on their screen doors, so they’ve made their aluminum doors as durable as they can be. Featuring a standard pool and patio fiberglass mesh screen with an option to upgrade to a pet-proof PetScreen or SuperScreen, your screen will resist wear and tear for years to come.

The door itself is made to withstand up to 500 pounds of pressure without breaking, bending or warping. With a Thru-Lock system that ensures overall strength, self-locking spline to prevent screen blowouts, adjustable bug sweep and ultra-fine 20/20 screen mesh to prevent insects from invading your home, a tough kick plate and more, PCA Products aluminum doors are built with a tested and refined system to ensure years of functionality.

Wooden doors can become warped and require regular maintenance. Other aluminum doors are made with cross member welds that can crack over time. Only PCA has spent years of careful testing and experimentation to produce the product we market today.


The USBP Team is proud to offer such an amazing product to our customers. The PCA Team provides the best customer service and support for every door they make, and they back all of their products with a Limited Lifetime warranty. If PCA’s inspections reveal that your door was made with defective workmanship or materials, they will repair or replace the door free of charge. When you buy a PCA Product, you’ll enjoy years of support.

Doors from PCA Products just aren’t like other doors. PCA has been handcrafting doors in the United States for over 25 years. The PCA Team is proud of their product and their history, and they want to continue offering high quality, beautiful screen doors for decades to come. To find out more about how a screen door from PCA Products can enhance your home, contact us today or browse the many PCA Products on the US Building Products website.


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Enjoy the Fresh Air with a PCA Products Screen ccv Door

Spring is here! It’s time to let the fresh air and comfortable breezes back into your home with a brand new PCA aluminum screen door. Let in the sunshine and gentle sounds of the outdoors, but keep out the bugs and wildlife with a beautiful, functional, lightweight aluminum screen door.



PCA screen doors are not your grandmother’s screen door. PCA leads the charge with doors that never blow out or sag. PCA aluminum screen doors are made to withstand 500 pounds of pressure without becoming warped or damaged and are currently available in 5 powder coated colors and 65 styles. We offer PCA aluminum doors made to match your home’s décor.

Now you can let the kids run in and out of the house all day long without worry. The screen mesh used in PCA screen doors is made to withstand some of the harshest treatment from small children, and the kick plates give your aluminum door extra durability. Have pets? Customize your door to include a perfectly sized pet door for your cat or dog—and never worry that your dog will push through the screen.


Family Owned

PCA is a family-owned business in Sevierville, TN. Founded by Stefan Pfeffer 25 years ago, day-to-day PCA Family Ownedoperations of PCA are now handled by his son Steve. As a family-run business, PCA knows how it is in a normal household and understands what an important role your screen door plays in your day-to-day life. That’s why they strive to provide the highest quality aluminum screen door at the most reasonable price.


Fit For Your Lifestyle

Not interested in the traditional screen door look? We over several contemporary designs, perfect for many homes. Browse through our most popular door designs to see what we can offer your family, or customize your own door to meet your needs. PCA is constantly rethinking their designs to ensure that they meet the needs of our customers. From single entry to double entry, ornamental to traditional, PCA’s aluminum front doors are beautiful and durable, and an asset to just about any home.


Get Back to Basics

Remember those warm spring afternoons of childhood, with the sounds of lawn mowers and happy kids drifting through your front door screen? You can have those happy times back, now in your own home. Contact the US Building Products team to find out more about how your new aluminum screen door can improve your life and your enjoyment of your own home.

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