Monday, December 31, 2012

How to Replace Patio Bedroom Screen

Fig.1 Bent Screen Door
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Aluminum screen 36-inch by 80-inches
Cordless screwdriver 
Flat heat screwdriver tip
Silicone spray

Joe Le-Rock called because his rental had a damaged patio door. He only knew that the renters left him several messages and that the work needed to be done. The home is located in downtown Corona.

This post shows the seven steps to installing a warehouse patio door.

Step1: Above fig.1 shows the patio door frame was bent, and not repairable.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the old screen plus the old rubber spline to be tossed into the trash can.
Fig.2 Old screen
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the original bottom aluminum frame which is dirty and needed to be sprayed with silicone spray which will allow the wheels to roll easier.
Fig.3 Dirty tracks
Step 4: Fig.4 shows we cleaned the screen door tract with silicone spray to remove the dirt, sand and other particles.We removed the screen from its cardboard protector and plastic sheet. We added the top and bottom track layer.
Fig.4 Safety pin
Step 5: Fig.5 and fig.6 shows the new door on the clean tract and we adjusted the bottom tract to the door height.  
Step 6: We the adjusted the screen door striker plate.
Fig.5 Adjustable plate
Fig.6 Latch
Step 7: Fig.7 shows the door is ready to use and both the owner and the renter are satisfied.
Fig.7 New door


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