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  1. How to replace the screen on a patio door., Screen: paso 1, imagen 1 de 2 How to replace the screen on a patio door., Screen: paso 1, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove screen door from the frame.

    • Disconnect any door closers or safety chains on the door.

    • Remove the screws holding the door to the aluminum frame located on the hinge side of the door.

    • You will need to check the type of screw head to identify the proper tools. I ended up needing a socket wrench for the hinge and a hammer for the door closure.

    • Carefully move the door into the work area for the next step.

    • The amount of screws and screw size/type will vary, so make sure you check the type of screw head before attempting to remove the door.

  2. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 2, imagen 1 de 1
    • Lay the door on a hard surface.

    • Make sure the side with the spine showing is face up.

  3. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 3, imagen 1 de 2 How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 3, imagen 2 de 2
    • Remove spline by using an awl or pointed object. Pry the end up and pull the spline to remove it from the frame.

    • If the spine is in good shape (not brittle, dried out, or broken) and comes out intact, it may be carefully reused. Usually, you will need replace it.

  4. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 4, imagen 1 de 1
    • Remove the old screen fabric from the frame.

  5. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 5, imagen 1 de 1
    • Lay new screen on opening.

  6. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 6, imagen 1 de 1
    • Cut screen to a manageable size. (2 inches larger than the frame is ideal.)

  7. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 7, imagen 1 de 1
    • Tape or secure screen to prevent movement during spline installation.

  8. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 8, imagen 1 de 1
    • Run concave roller over the screen in the groove designed for the spline.

    • Pre-shape the screen into the channel so that the spline will go in willingly.

  9. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 9, imagen 1 de 2 How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 9, imagen 2 de 2
    • Begin at a top corner and press the spline down over the screen fabric and into the groove on the frame using the convex roller.

  10. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 10, imagen 1 de 1
    • Trim off the excess spline using a razor blade.

    • Make sure you are careful and do not puncture the screen.

  11. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 11, imagen 1 de 2 How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 11, imagen 2 de 2
    • Trim the extra screen material flush at the edge of the retaining spline with a razor blade, creating a neat appearance.

    • Take extra care that you do not cut the screen on the inside of the spline.

  12. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 12, imagen 1 de 1
    • Reinstall the door reversing the process of Step 1.

  13. How to replace the screen on a patio door.: paso 13, imagen 1 de 1
    • The job is done, and the screen door looks great.

Conclusión

Replacing your screen on your door is a simple process that can be knocked out in an hour’s time depending on how handy of a person you are. Making this fix helps ensure you can enjoy the fresh out while keeping bugs out!

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