It takes 55 normal damage shots to destroy the Screen Door. It has a high toughness equivalent to the bucket, only the door protects the zombie from Snow Pea's effect and Fire Pea's splash damage. Fumes and lobbed-shots projectiles can hit the zombies without having to destroy the screen door. Much like the way Fumes and Lobbed-shots don't have destroy the screen door, Spikeweed doesn't need to destroy the screen door since the zombie steps on it. The plants that fire backwards (e.g. Split Pea, Starfruit) don't affect the Screen Door. Instead, they would hit a zombie. Appearance changes upon absorption of 19 and 37 normal damage shots.
For more strategies, see Screen Door Zombie.
The Screen Door is made of metal therefore you can take it directly away with a Magnet-shroom. Another strategy is to use Fume-shrooms, Gloom-shrooms and Lobbed-shot plants to hit the Screen Door Zombie directly. Any combination that does enough damage to beat a Buckethead Zombie without a Snow Pea should also work against the Screen Door Zombie if the options above are unavailable for any reason.
- Although Wall-nuts in Wall-nut Bowling bypass the screen door when they hit a Screen Door Zombie from the side, damage is dealt to the Screen Door when a Cattail hits the zombie from the back.
- In Wall-nut Bowling 2, the Bucket takes three Wall-nuts, but the Screen Door takes four Wall-nuts.