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Question DetailsAsked on 6/3/2013

Who can i call to repair/replace my sliding screen door?

I have a sliding glass door. However, the screen is off track and is missing the rollers (rusted out).
I either want to repair by adding the rollers to the bottom the the screen door can slide back and forth.

or

I want a new one that comes with a lock.

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There are several ways to get help. 1. Go to your closest hardware store and check for business cards. The store should have a Bulletin Board in the entrance/exit area where people advertise their services. Look for somebody who is looking to do home repair, especially carpentry or small appliance repair. Then make your self a list of the names and phone numbers. Hopefully the business cards will have a date on them. You want someone who has posted recently. Sometimes those business cards are posted and then forgotten about. Now be certain to ask for references. I suggest that you go early on a Saturday. Sometimes the neighborhood hardware store staff will provide you with names of people who are their repeat customers and who work small odd jobs on the side. I like it when someone will recommend the work of somebody.

2. Check your local newspaper carefully; 3. Call the Window and Door vendors. Many use sub contractors to install their products. Pella and Anderson are just a few that come to mind; 4. call Sears! Sears can help with everything. It is better to actually go inside and chat up the sales staff. They will have names of subcontractors that Sears' uses and may share them with you or at least stear you in the right direction.

Remember to follow good common sense rules when selecting anyone to do work in your home. Get references, check the references, and go see the work that was done, before deciding on a contractor. Get the work to be done written down and get a completion date specified. Do not pay much money up front (maybe 10% for supplies) and never, ever agree to pay before completion. Good luck.

Source: personal experiences.... some good and some very bad!

Answered 6 years ago by Mogulmike

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You can find local companies that specialize in door repairs and replacement by searching the "doors" category when you're signed in to www.AngiesList.com. If you start typing the first few letters, the search window should auto-suggest this service category.


To find local service companies in your area that specailze or work with sliding doors in particular just search for the word "sliding door" in the Search the List search box.

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Answered 6 years ago by JP

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If you have the old rusted wheels still, you can probably take them to Home Depot or other large hardware store and get replacement. PAY ATTENTION to which way the spring tabs face when remmoving the wheels.

I am not pushing Home Depot, I just know they carry a large stock of replacement parts for doors, windows, etc whereas at least in our area Lowe's does not.

The rollers usually are mounted on a spring metal tab, with just one screw into the bottom of the door for each roller - VERY easy to replace. To put the door back on, slip the top into place in its slot first, then while holding the screen door tight upwaqrd in position, hold a roller up above track level with a flat-blade screwdriver or a piece of stiff cardboard (like from a cereal box), and slip the roller onto the track, then ditto to other end.

You can also buy surface-mount locks for retrofit to screen doors (though it takes a bit of drilling and/or chiseling. Realizie it has zero security value (one can just push through the screen), but useful if you have toddlers in the house. An easier solution is to just install a hook and eye from the screen door to the doorframe (making sure it does not interfere with the glass door closing, and that the hook does not stick out to catch clothing - put the hook on the door, eye on the doorjamb.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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