Planning a Single Sided Exposure (Straight Shot)

1. Mesh & Colors
2. Top Attachment
3. Doorways & Fasteners
4. Sealing the Base
5. Project Planning
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1. Mesh & Colors
2. Top Attachment
3. Doorways & Fasteners
4. Sealing the Base
5. Project Planning
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Garages, French Doors, Single Exposure Alcoves

This is the easiest of all applications that we often call the “straight shot” because your exposure turns no corners. Generally, the project is divided into 2 panels that come together to form a magnetic doorway so that you can enter easily.

  1. By now you have probably chosen a mesh-type & color and either (tracking or Velcro) top attachment
  2. Measure “daylight height and width” of opening WITHOUT overlap
  3. If magnetic door is in the middle, divide your opening width in 2 equal widths for each panel
  4. If you want doorway not in the middle, that is okay. Just allocate widths accordingly
  5. Make measurement adjustments using calculator below to give you ORDER measurements
  6. Order panels & necessary hardware from our store page or call us for help.

Measuring & Panel Configurations

Your project will consist of 1 or more panels. The configuration diagrams below demonstrate a few possibilities from a side view using marine snaps, magnetic doorways, and stucco strips. Watch the video to get an overview on how to measure and some ideas for your panel configuration.

Panel Adjustments (Or Use Calculator Below)

Once you have your panel configuration, there are a few panel adjustments to make for each panel. The sum width of all your panels needs to be wider than your actual exposure for overlapping magnetic doors or overlapping a structural surface (like a wall or column) and a little more so that you can have a relaxed fit. Use our panel calculator below to help with your calculations.

WIDTH ADJUSTMENTS (or use calculator below)

  • Automatically add 2-inches per panel regardless of width, then
  • Add another 1-inch per panel for EACH edge that will snap to some surface
  • Subtract 1-in for EACH edge connecting a Stucco Strip, and ignore width of stucco strip
  • For Tracking Attachment: Add another 1-in per 10ft of panel width for relaxed fit

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS

  • NO height adjustments necessary for tracking. The 1-inch drop in the track will automatically give you a 1-inch overlap with the floor.
  • Measuring is done from the bottom of the track mounting surface to the floor.

Simple Panel Adjustment Calculator (if all heights are the same)

This simple panel calculator will make your panel adjustments for each panel, one at a time!

Use this calculator by entering the 5 pieces of information required to adjust your panels. Repeat for each panel larger than a stucco strip.

NOTE: If the difference between all 4 heights is less than 1.5-inches, just use the tallest of the 4 heights. If the heights differs more than 1.5-inches, call in your order because we will need to taper the slope.

    • UNADJUSTED PANEL SIZE

    • SIDE & TOP ATTACHMENT

    • FINAL WIDTH & HEIGHT

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