How to Rescreen a Sliding Door

A sliding screen door is among the most effective methods to link your household’s interior to the outside. The two expansive glass windows — one locked, one sliding — overflow space with sunshine, actually feels more extensive in the smallest rooms. And the sliding-screen lock, whereas holding irritating pests at home, helps you to enjoy the weather and gentle breezes. Security screens on doors and windows prevent the intrusion of unwanted intruders. But it’s important to know that your security screen door will only work as well as the lock on the door.

How to Rescreen a Sliding Door

The screen door is often smaller and thinner than that of the slider-glass panel, so it appears to fall a little bit heavier, and most sometimes drops off the board. So it is necessary to vacuum or to sweep the path periodically all along thresholds of the entrance. Often, check the wheels underneath the screen doors to make sure they rotate quickly and in no wrong conditions.

You should only pick up the screen door and bring the lower portion out of the way to cover the screen door. If the tires on the screen door are broken, bent, or confiscated, you should detach them and carry them to the hardware store to get the same scale. Many new screen doors have a lighter aluminum frame and are equipped with a wide bug panel with fiberglass. The board is wrapped tightly with rubber splines pushed into shallow holes, and fixed to the edge.


Pick your components for the new panel and collect the appropriate equipment. The next step was the tool shop, which I noticed a very overwhelming variety of tools and products. There are essentially two forms of substance replacing the screen — wire, and fiberglass. They are all packaged in rolls and presented each in colors of black, white, or coal. The wire is made of aluminum and plastic, while the fiberglass is made of a woven fabric.

There are also some specialty fabrications, like a metal mesh with bigger holes intended to obstruct “no-see-ums” and a “pet” alternative for thicker-duty fiberglass. I wanted to use the pet-friendly fiberglass while our older screen was mesh—the necessary balcony-door-size sheet measurements 36 inch X 88′ inch considering the existence of both different sized rolls. Other than the hardware, it’s not a complex project. I purchased the hardware on Amazon and Home Depot carries the rest of the supplies for about $70 for the door-sized roll.

The next option was in the spline of the frame — versatile bending, which keeps the film. The spline attaches between the film screen and a small groove around the side of the door framework, offered in rolls, and provided in various sizes and two colors. I picked the thinnest size since the animal mesh was a more comprehensive panel, and I needed to make sure it matched the current groove firmly. I also decided to go with the spline due to the fact that it is a resilient alternative that can be found in small rolls.

There’s been another one advanced product I wanted until I began working — a spline roller, the product I will use to position the spline into the gate shape. The plastic model is perfect for a limited task or specific utilize; when you have several doors and window panels to install, you might like to buy the wooden product.

I went home equipped with my supplies and installed a couple of different materials, such as a slim standard screwdriver, needle-nose wire cutters, standard pliers, and a new-blade utility knife.


Remove Broken Panel

Discolors, tangles, and scratches are normal wear on the living area windows and door panels. Position the framework and broken panel down on a wide smooth surface to install a gate panel with its original frame. When the spline is still working, open the older screen, for instance.

Remove Broken Panel

Cutting Fresh Screen

Extend the current panel distance to cover the window. Cut the frame to scale, leaving an overlapping on all sides of 1-2 as you mount it, the panel could become stiffer because you’ll end up with extra all over, but cutting the board too small puts you at risk of not getting sufficient space accessible to cover both sides.

Paste Screen to Framework

The mounting mechanism for screen spline also has curved and slightly curved roller bearings, making it simple to insert the spline into the framework to protect the new panel. Start by keeping the spline (whether it’s a fresh piece or the spline you discarded in phase 1, whether it’s in the usable situation) and place it across the frame’s screen and groove.

Paste Screen to Framework

You are using the tool’s curved side to push it into place, moving steadily all along the pipe’s length. Keep the panel nice and tight with one arm when rolling with another, or else in certain areas, you can notice that the screen clumps.

Push the spline to a correct angle when you hit the case’s edges, then use the convex tool to push it down. Along with convex roller move along with the spline’s duration to verify it is pushed into the framework fully.

Cut extra

I am using the convenience knife to remove any spline and panel excesses. Cut around the inside of the framework all along spline to eliminate the additional panel for a good, clean surface.

Jennifer Branett
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