When your screen door in your home breaks for any reason, there are times that you can simply fix the door, and there are times when you will need a door replacement. In most cases, you will be able to tell if the damage is bad enough as to which one you will need.
When you are uncertain, it is best to ask a professional at your local hardware store, or call a door expert in to assess the damages.
No Door Replacement for Screen Damages
If the screen itself has a simple gouge or tear, there are repair kits that you can buy to close the hole that was created. They are extremely simple to use, and you will have the hole closed up in no time.
For other more traumatic events that your screen may endure, like a pet going through it, a screen replacement, not a door replacement will be necessary. How you replace the screen will depend on the type of screen door you have.
The simplest screen replacement is when the screen is already in a removable frame. Then you can just remove the screen frame and put a new screen in. A little harder of a repair is when the screen is in the door itself. In this case, you will have to purchase screen material and tuck it into the void in the door where the old screen was. There should be a rubber strip that fits snuggly in this area around the edge that keeps the screen in place.
Door Damages Need Replacement
In most cases, when there is damage done to the door itself there is really little else that you can do than replace it. Dents, warping, and broken handles are all problems where there is really no fix.
The only solution is to live with these types damage, or to get a replacement door.
Putting in a Door Replacement
To save yourself the trouble, it is usually best to hire a professional to install a new screen door for you.
But if you want to do it yourself, you need to take a number of things in mind. One, measure and re-measure your door space. There is nothing worse than getting ready to put the door in and find out after you have put the frame mostly in that the door doesn’t fit.
Two, select a screen door that matches the style of your home. You don’t want the door to be an eyesore because it doesn’t match the rest of the house.
Three, have a friend help. Putting in screen doors are a lot more work than you would think, especially if the screen door replacement is heavy.