Installing pet screen on a screen door

Everyone gets tires of rescreening the patio screen door time after time. Pets’ kid’s, cat’s, they don’t seem to see it till they go right though it.  The solution is here and it’s called pet screen.  Installing this pet proof magical savior screen is very hard if you want it done right. Im going to give you a few basic steps and tis on rescreening you porch door.

Tools Needed

  1. screen spline roller
  2. box cutter blade
  3. screw driver flat

Start with laying the new dog mesh flat and straight on top of the frame, then grab the spline and roller and roll away!  make sure the screen goes in tight.  Go all the way around till done.  Next is the part with the Disclaimer.  Grab a box cutter and cut all excess screen off and you are done.  I know it’s easier said than done but in theory that all.  I recommend calling me (a professional) when dealing with this material.  my areas I service all year are:  Thousand Oaks, Lynn Ranch, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Lake Shearwood, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Happy Camp, Santa Rosa, Pleasant Valley, Simi Valley, Woodranch, Woodland Hills, Westhills, Oxnard, Ventura and Calabasas.

Jammed screen door repair

Checking and Cleaning

The best thing to do when your sliding screen door is jammed is to check several things to find the problem.  First you want to make sure your tracks and channels are cleaned and oiled properly.  For cleaning we recommend using a hose to hose off the dirt and little rock from the tracks, you don’t have to take the patio screen off to do this, just wash away dirt and let it dry.

lubricating

For lubrication on the track we recommend once tracks are cleaned and dry, spray some wd40 on bottom and top channel and on wheels as well for best results.  Then it’s time for roller adjustment and you will need a screw driver.  turning clockwise the door will lift the frame off the track and set it free to slide properly.  If you decide you would like some help doing this please give me a call and I’ll make sure you have a perfect screen before I leave.  My areas are! Thousand Oaks, Lynn Ranch, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Lake Shearwood, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Happy Camp, Santa Rosa, Pleasant Valley, Simi Valley, Woodranch, Woodland Hills, Westhills, Oxnard, Ventura and Calabasas. Call me and I’ll take care of all your needs.

Adjusting a sliding screen door so it does not stick


Sliding screen doors are made to slide smooth across you tracks without having to push or pull them. The first thing that will need adjusting is the rollers on the top of the screen door frame and on the bottom. You are going to need a fillips screw driver for raising and lowering the roller up or down. Some are made out of plastic and others are metal ball bearing, these slide the best and will usually be able to work when trying to fix them.

Make sure to use the encasement where the lock is to guide you in leveling it properly, the right and left rollers will tilt the patio door from one side to the other until it is as straight as can be. If you detect other problems like a bent, cracked or warped frame this too will cause it to not caught. One of the most common problems that happens to a sliding screen doors is someone walking through it and bending and breaking it, outside of dogs, cats and kids this is one of the reasons we are in business.

My areas are! Thousand Oaks, Lynn Ranch, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Lake Shearwood, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Happy Camp, Santa Rosa, Pleasant Valley, Simi Valley, Woodranch. Call me and I’ll take care of all your needs.

Screen Repair

Spring is here and it’s time to open the windows and doors!  Are your window screens OK, or do they need to be repaired?  Screen repair can be quick and simple depending on who you call. A mobile screen service like mine can make screen fixing simple and easy, getting the screens repaired at your place for a very low price. Sliding screen door repair or screen repair can be just a re-screen or a re-frame. A window and door re-screen is when you just replace the screen mesh on your window or replace the screen mesh on your sliding screen door and a re-frame is when you get new custom screens made for your windows.

The first thing thats assessed when  a screen repair job is started is:

  • How many window screens need to be fixed?
  • How many of the window screens that need to be fixed need new frames?
  • Is the sliding screen door sliding good?
  • Is the sliding screen doors frame OK?

If a screen door is torn or ripped and the frame is in good condition it can be re-screened, if a screen doors is bent or missing you wull need to have a new screen frame made custom for it.  Most screen repair is custom due to all the window manufactures that have come and gone, plus homes settle with time and this make sliding screen doors get jammed in their tracks. The options are simple and it’s all up to you on how many you want to repair and how much you want to spend.  Just keep in mind that screen material (mesh) life cycle is about 7 to 14 years , after that they should get replaced just like you would a air conditioning filter, a water filter or a car air filter.

Easy Fit Screens

An EasyFit Screen is what we call a window screen that is custom made to fit just right in the window it is going to be installed on. Just about every window has a track or channel for screens, Some window screens can be taken in and out easy and some can’t be taken in and out at all. When a EasyFit Screen is made we make sure we do the measuring ourselves and we do it right.  I have years of experience working with hundreds of different window manufactures and learning what to do to make a screen fit in and out easily. I am mobile since 1993 and am in the business of screen repair and replacement.

My areas are! Thousand Oaks, Lynn Ranch, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Lake Shearwood, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Happy Camp, Santa Rosa, Pleasant Valley, Simi Valley, Woodranch. Call me and I’ll take care of all your needs.

The screen door roller

The screen door roller are usually made out of plastic and do not last much. We recommend replacing them with metal rollers if possible, the porch screen doors will slide much better for a much longer time. screen door roller replacement is a bit hard, not physically but the patio screen door roller is a item that is very hard to find. Screen door roller repair is an option but not a very good one due to the lack of selection in the hardware stores.

New sliding screen door roller should be metel and metal only, they will last longer and roll much better. Also the screen door roller will be adjustable if you buy a metal one. My mobile screen service is complete and I have been in business since 1993 and have done over 50,000 Screen jobs on-site. I have a California Contractors license and am bonded. My focus is quality, service and making all my customers 100% satisfied with work I perform at your home. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.

My areas are! Thousand Oaks, Lynn Ranch, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Lake Shearwood, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Happy Camp, Santa Rosa, Pleasant Valley, Simi Valley, Woodranch. Call me and I’ll take care of all your needs.

Repair Screen

The Screen Frame

There are many ways to repair a screen, lets start with a sliding screen door. The most important part is the frame and the corners that actually hold it together, they need to be in good shape.  If the frame is off square because the metal corners are weakened then you might consider replacing it. The was to tell if you have this problem is to place your foot on the bottom frame of the screen door so it can’t move.

Next place your right and left hand on both right and left frames of the screen and gently rock it side by side.   If the top frame in the top channel slides an inch or two but not the bottom, your corners are weak. This does not always mean you will have to do a total screen replacement but the sliding screen will need to have work done on it.  Sometimes a simple adjustment will help the problem.

The Rollers

Now comes the second most important part the roller part.  There are two types, the plastic roller and the metal ball bearing roller, both do their job well.  The plastic wheel will last less the the metal and tend to crack and come off the track after a few years of wear and tear. Te metal wheels are the best and we recommend them to all our customers. they slide better on the the track t, they don’t stick or fall off the track, also they slide smootm.

The Handle

The handle on a screen door comes in, plastic and the colors are usually black and white.  The other type is a metal which usually comes only in and upgraded screen door from what comes when the home manufacture installs when the home is made. When a replacement sliding screen door is installed you have several options and some higher end screens come with metal handles. Some have a lock latch in and out.

The Screen Mesh Material

Last is the fiberglass mesh screen material, whatever you want to call it, bug screen, insect screen, mosquito mesh, it’s all the same, It keeps the bugs out! The three types of screen we carry are the pet screen, solar screen (sun screen) and the clear invisible screen which is the charcoal fiberglass screen. If your screen door is over 8 to 10 years old and the material is turning white or has lines running up and down on it, it’s time to rescreen it.  If you have a hole in it or a tear, it’s time to rewire it.

Keep in mind that all jobs are different and someone who specializes in screens should check them properly. You should have a mobile screen service come out and give you a free estimate, this will give you the proper diagnosis and a price up-front.  My areas are! Thousand Oaks, Lynn Ranch, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Lake Shearwood, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Conejo Valley, Moorpark, Happy Camp, Santa Rosa, Pleasant Valley, Simi Valley, Woodranch. Call me and I’ll take care of all your needs.