When the hot summer days come to Naperville, we all try to get as much fresh and cooling air as possible opening the windows and doors all over our houses. But little bugs, mosquitoes or dust coming from the outside can make enjoying the fresh breeze less pleasant. In this case, there's something that can save us from this nuisance which is a window or a door screen. The wind feels so fine when it comes through a wide open door, doesn't it? And how unfortunate it is when screening or the rolls on a sliding screen door break. Hence, you'll need a screen door repair Naperville Naperville, IL service. And Replacement Windows Illinois can provide you with one.
Repairing the Torn Screen
Do you have a pet that likes to climb up the screen door or try catching bugs on it? Then most likely at some point they will tear a little (or big) hole in it. It doesn't matter how the screening got torn. The fact is that now you'll have to repair it.
If you are a handyman, you can try to fix it by yourself, and it shouldn't be too challenging. You will need some tools for that, including a screwdriver or an awl, a spline rolling tool and scissors. Also, you will need a new screening mesh and spline.
Using a screwdriver or an awl you can remove the old spline from the screen door frame and take out the torn screen. You will need to find a plain and solid surface to work on and anchor the frame on it, so it doesn't move. Place your new screening on top of the frame leaving about 1-2" overlap. Then roll the spline and the screen into the groove using a spline rolling tool. In the end, cut off the extra screen that is sticking out above the spline. Make sure that the screening is tight and doesn't have any bunching spots.
Replacing Sliding Wheels
If your screen door doesn't slide smoothly, gets stuck or makes noises, there is a chance that the sliding wheels may be worn out. However, don't rush with the conclusions. First of all, check if it has too much dust or dirt. If this is the case, try to vacuum it first, and then open your screen door again and see how it goes. If it's still getting stuck, then you may need to replace the wheels.
You can change them by yourself, or you can call a professional, for example, Replacement Windows Illinois company, who can do it for you quickly providing a high-quality result.
If you do it yourself, you will have to remove the door. For that loosen the adjustment screws above the wheels and pull the door down. Then take out the adjustment screw and after the wheel. In the same manner, install a new one.
On the other hand, calling a professional may be a better idea, since they can guarantee that the job will be done correctly. Replacement Windows Illinois is one of the companies providing such service in the Naperville area. You can also get the necessary materials from them as well as an expert consultation. Thus, you will make sure to get your screen door repaired with the high quality.