Replace a Balky Sliding Screen Door
Most sliding doors come with really crummy sliding screen
doors. They’re constantly out of adjustment and the
wheels always break. If you’re tired of trying to tweak it, or
somebody has walked into it and bent it, now’s the time to
upgrade to a premium door. Premium screen doors are
made from extruded aluminum, so they don’t flex like the
cheapo rolled aluminum styles, and they have thicker metal and extremely rigid corners.
High quality wheels make the door slide easier. They only cost about
$120 ($20 more than an original replacement version).
Several online companies custom-cut them to fit your
patio door (two sources are qualitywindowscreen.com
and apexproducts.com). The door ships disassembled (to
save on shipping), so you’ll have to assemble the mitered
corners and install the screen yourself. But that’s a very
Here’s another tip. If you have a pet that likes to paw at
the patio door screen, order the new door with pet-safe
screen fabric. It’s amazingly resilient when it comes to pet claws.