Having a patio door is a wonderful idea. It allows you to feel like you are close to nature without being outdoors. If you have a sliding screen door, you can get fresh air into your home without having to be outside with the bugs. There isn’t much maintenance when it comes to having a patio screen door. You just need to make sure the rollers and tracks are clean. However, sometimes the screen may get ripped and need to be fixed so critters and those pests don’t get in. Many of the newer screen doors are made a frame created with aluminum. It is very lightweight. The screen is generally fiberglass and can be stretched. This is economical but it is easy to get ripped as well. However, you can replace it quickly and easily with new materials.
Before you go to the store to get the new materials, slide your door a few times to see if anything else is broken. If your door isn’t sliding well, clean out the dirt from your door’s track and try it again. If it still won’t slide well, you will need to get newer rollers from the store. If you need to take the door off its frame, lift on it and pull the bottom part from its track.
To start replacing the ruined screen, you need to know two things right away. You need to know about the screen and the spline. The spline is the tubing made from rubber. It locks your screen into the frame’s grooving. There are many diameters in which the spline might come in. You need to make sure the new one you get is the same size as your old one. You will need the installation tool to put the new spline in as well. It has a concave and convex end to properly place the spline.