To put a sliding screen door back on track, vacuum the tracks that the screen door rolls on, and insert the top of the door into the frame. Walk the bottom of the door closer to the tracks, and lift it over the tracks using a flat-edged screwdriver for leverage as needed.Know More
Remove any visible obstacles from the door tracks. Vacuum the tracks to ensure smooth operation.
Some sliding screen doors have adjustment screws below the rollers at the top of the door. These screws should be loosened slightly to allow the springs in the door frame to flex. Hold the door so that the locking mechanism faces the inside of the house.
Insert the top of the screen door into the frame. The bottom of the door should be several inches away from the bottom tracks. Carefully walk the bottom of the door closer to the tracks, pushing the door gently up into the frame. The springs in the door frame allow slight up and down movement.
Lift the bottom of the door up into the tracks, use a flat-edged screwdriver for leverage, and tighten any adjustment screws as needed.
To replace a door, use the old door as a template to fit the new door to the door frame. Remove the door handle, place the old door on top of the new one, and mark where it needs to be cut.Full Answer >
The main parts of a door lock include the knob, the dead latch, the rose insert, the strike plate and the key. Technically, only the inside of a knob is directly related to the locking mechanism.Full Answer >
To remove a door frame, detach the door, loosen and remove the screws that hold the frame to the wall, and pull out the frame from the wall. If necessary, get a friend to help you lift the frame from the wall.Full Answer >
To install a storm door, take measurements, fasten the Z-bar, fit the door to the frame, install the expander sweep and the latch, and attach the closer mechanism. Installation takes roughly three hours and requires a drill, level, hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, pliers, screws, sawhorses and a storm door.Full Answer >