How To Repair a Sliding Screen Door with Supplies from Home Depot
How to replace a screen on a sliding door
We were going to buy a new screen door today from Home Depot, luckly they didn't have the size we needed. That's when we met Ricky. He figured out that we had a sliding door with a damaged screen and he quickly demonstrated how to install a new screen.
Tools and Parts
- Screening spline for holding the screen in the groove of the screen door.
- Roller for pushing the spline into the groove of the screen door. Very helpful, especially if you stretch the spline a little while rolling. This makes the spline narrower and easier to push in the groove.
- Screen. There are a lot of screen choices. We chose a Phifer Pet Screen not to reduce damage from cats and dogs, but to resist damage from a toddler.
- Kitchen knife. We needed the kitchen knife to push the spline in at the corners, since the roller couldn't fully get into the corner.
- Box Cutter. We used a sharp box cutter to cut off the extra screen.
Roll the screen across the door
Lay the spline around the groove and roll it into place
Cut the excess screen away
Put the sliding door back in the groove and you're done!
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