This is done by reversing the steps you made to remove the door. A gentle prying
at the bottom and top edges will release the door. Be prepared to possibly
re-position the lock hasp in order for it to function properly. If the screw has
become rusted or corroded, apply some type of penetrating oil, let it stand for
a few moments, and then try to loosen it again.
Once the door is in the
frame and moving well, adjust the rollers until the handle of the screen door
lines up with the door frame on the side where it locks. There are a couple of
types of patio screen doors, but the main type of screen door is hung on the
outside and has rollers or glides located at the bottom and top. The screw
should be located, sticking up, near the roller/glide or at the edge of extruder
screw and barrel the door.
Make sure all the glides or rollers move
with ease. Then you can push up slightly, and at the same time moving the bottom
of the door back in line with the track at the bottom of the frame.
best to re-install the door in the center of the patio door opening.
the job is complete, make sure to double check your work by testing the door in
the track a few times.
Most of the screen doors made today have plastic
rollers or glides on them, so as a result, as the door ages the plastic becomes
brittle and can break easily. When you find the screw, loosen it until the door
is easy to move up and down in the door frame. These are a simple door to remove
and install so do not be intimidated by the job. Once the door is easy to lift
out, remove it from the frame. Most bottom rollers are spring loaded so you wont
need extra help to put the bottom of the door back in place..
locate the rollers or plastic glides. Once everything has been repaired, it is
time to re-install the door. If the bottom does not fit back in place easily, do
not force it but instead use the screwdriver to gently pry the rollers over the
lip of the track until the door fits into the track. They can be replaced, but
with so many different manufacturers out there, you should take the old patio
door hardware with you when you go to the hardware store to find the properly
sized replacement part. Again, this is not a difficult job to do, and since the
door is located on the outside, it will only make it easier to work with. If
they are sticking, apply a bit of light lubricant and adjust the screws to the
desired tension. The adjustment is usually a very small one; approximately only
1/8 of an inch is all that is needed. It is a good idea to have a can of spray
lubricant such as WD-40 and a flat headed screwdriver. Begin by placing the top
edge of the door in first, putting the rollers back into the track at the top.
They will have an adjustment screw that must be loosened to prevent them from
being broken during removal. All it will take is a few simple tools and a bit of
patience to get the job done right.
Using a flat bladed screwdriver
gently lift the spring loaded rollers by sliding the tip of the screwdriver
under them. single
screw barrel Now that the door is out, it is a good time to check the
rollers/glides. To make the job complete, it never hurts to wipe out any dirt
and debris that may be in the track at the bottom of the door frame