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.