Thousand Oaks Screen Repair

For the most simple screen repair that will make a world of difference is the screen door upgrade.  This is a service we offer when the frame of the sliding screen is still good enough to upgrade it.  The actual upgrade includes new rollers, new screen mesh, adjustment, track brushing and lubing.

What we do to get the door screen to work better than when we started with it is, If the frame is slightly bent,we try and fix that, then put on the new rollers which really makes the screen roll like new.  And finally we brush out the tracks and lube them and rescreen the frame.  All this will get your patio door ready for many more seasons to come.

We service: 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, Calabasas, Oxnard and Ventura.


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Spring time window screen repair

When the warm Spring weather comes around and you open all your windows, you realize it’s time for screen repair.  Nobody gets away without having to replace a screen somewhere in the house, it’s just the way it id.  One of the things you should ad to your spring cleaning list is cleaning screens. When cleaning a screen be gentle because if the screen is old there is a chance that the mesh is brittle and will rip, Also the metal frame may be cracked and applying any pleasure with finish breaking the frame.

Screens with wood frame should not be wash with water because the frame will warp and it will not fit back in the window trim.  Rescreening is an option on ripped, torn or cut screens and if you find any little holes. You can patch a screen with mesh tape.

Screen repair does not have to be difficult or expensive if you take your time and do it right. With just some simple hand tools laying around the house you can repair a screen if you take your time and do the right research.  Even if you need to repair screen frame you will find some in any local hardware store and you wont need to buy any fancy tools to get the job done right.

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.

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.