Replacing A Sliding Screen Door

Replacing your sliding screen door may be a good idea if it takes the strength of two people to open or shut it.

When your slider has reached the end of its usefulness, it’s time to take your pick from the many models available online or at home improvement stores. A professional contractor such as A-1 On Track can install a sliding screen door in a couple of hours. You’ll be enjoying a quality door that operates smoothly for years to come.

However, in many cases, replacing a sliding screen door isn’t necessary. Basic repairs can make your door work and look like new.

When Your Sliding Screen Door Just Needs Repairs

Damaged wheels are a common reason that sliding screen doors drag and stick. Years of use and dirty tracks take their toll on wheels.

Get your sliders operating smoothly once again. Remove the screen door by lifting it out of the frame with a screwdriver. Replace the old wheels with new ones purchased at a hardware or home improvement store, or online. Make certain the new wheels will work with your slider.

Keep your sliding doors working properly by regularly cleaning the tracks. Greasing the track is unnecessary. A buildup of gunk damages the wheels.

A torn screen is also easy to replace by removing the door, then removing the screen and spline. Install a new screen and secure it in place with new spline.

When It’s Time to Replace a Sliding Screen Door

In some cases, the sliding screen door should be replaced with a new one. Replacement is necessary if:

  • The doorframe is damaged. Settling can create friction between an out-of-level doorframe and the slider. In these cases, the frame must be repaired and a new door installed.
  • Multiple problems make fixes impractical. Torn screens, broken wheels, damaged handles, bent doors – years of punishment can be tough on a slider. With so many energy-efficient models available today, installing a new slider may be wise.

If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, replacing a sliding screen door by hiring a professional door contractor ensures quality installation. Call 408-866-0267 to schedule an A-1 On Track pro.

Originally posted at: http://www.slidingdoorrepair.com/replacing-a-sliding-screen-door/

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