Should I Fix My Screen Door?
To the homeowner, fixing and maintaining the home can feel like an achievement. They take great pride in DIY-ing the home’s minor issues, replacement fixtures, and the like. But are there elements to the home that should be professionally managed? In short, yes. Your window and door screens are an example of what may seem like an easy fix but can actually end up costing you more, if you don’t have the right tools. When it’s time to fix your screen door, you may need to call a screen door replacement Denver professional to really get the job done right.
What Causes Screen Door Damage?
A screen door is more involved than just the screen itself. You have the rollers that attach to the door frame and hinge the screen together to make it swing efficiently. Anything can cause the screen to be damaged. Clumsy kids and dogs are rushing in and out of the home. Perhaps you’re carrying way too many grocery bags, pushing through the door, and then puncturing the screen. An old screen can damage quicker than a newer one and if you’ve never replaced the home’s original screen, you’ll be replacing it now! The most common cause for screen door damage is also pets. Fluffy or Fido just want to go outside and play, so they get your attention by scratching or climbing the screen door. It happens to all of us homeowners who have had screen doors!
Fixing The Screen Door – And When to Call a Pro
Minor screen door repair is possible if you have the right tools and know what you’re doing. First, you’ll need to assess if there is damage to the doorframe. If the door frame is broken, you’ll notice broken or warped rollers.You may have just knocked it off balance and in this case, you’d gently lift the door to its highest position, and move the track wheel back in place. Operate the door as normal to see if that did the trick. It should roll with ease, no sticking or loose elements. If you need to replace the screen itself, you can check the make and model of the door and find the screen that fits. Once you’ve located the new and temporary screen, if you’re handy and comfortable doing so, you can start the replacement process. Take the door off the tracks, lay it flat, and remove the screws with a screwdriver, easing the spline out of its tracks. You should be able to pop the broken screen, replacing the temporary one until you call a pro for an assessment.
If none of these techniques are working, a screen door replacement Denver expert can get it done correctly. The most important element to fixing the screen door is doing it correctly by using the right tools. Some springs, wheels, and screws may be worn and rusty through years of constant use. If you’ve never replaced anything on your current screen door, it may be time to have it assessed. Screen doors should provide safety for small children and pets. If you notice that the screen itself is stretched and pulled and no longer tight to the frame, it’s time to replace. This is a hazard for small children and pets to easily break through the screen.
Screen door problems? Whether you need a minor fix or a replacement, you need an expert screen door replacement Denver service to assess the damage. Our United Glass team comes equipped with all the tools for diagnosing and fixing the problem on the spot. We specialize in window and door replacement and repair for residential and commercial property. Contact us today to get that screen door repaired just in time for the summer season!
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