Time to change the sliding screen door

Most sliding screen door frames we change out, is because the frame is bent due to someone walking into it. The original screens installed by the builder is usually very weak and come with plastic parts that do not last. We custom make screens on the spot, our service is mobile and when buying a screen door we highly recommend this type of service.

The doors we make are measured on the spot and made on the spot.  This allows us to make sure the size is just right, the screen needs to slide slooth but not fall off the track.  This is sometimes a bit hard when encasement are mostly off square an shorter in some areas and higher in others.  This is not a problem for us, we have been doing it for 17 years and have no complaints, only good compliments.

Buy a sliding screen door

Is it time to buy a sliding screen door? I have done many screen repairs since I’ve been in business and the one thing I’ve learned, is that if you need to buy a sliding screen door you need to have someone come out to your place, measure and make it custom and on the spot.  The reason is that i have learned that many of my clients that tried to do it themselves found out that it’s not as easy as it seems.

Do really know where to measure form and how much deduction you should take out?  If you measure short, the patio slider will come off track and if you measure to high you will need Popeye arms.  The slider screen is the most used c in the home, make it work right the first time and avoid unnecessary problems.

Thousand Oaks Screen Doors

We do upgrades on screen doors that have seen better days. Working on a older home today in Thousand Oaks a client wanted to not spend a lot of money and asked me to please just repair her patio door, so we checked it first to see if it was possible and got started.

For an upgrade we first take out the old mesh, then we make sure the frame is straight to put on new screen.  After the frame id in good condition we install new rollers and adjust them for a proper fit.  All doors are different but we have been doing it for over 15 years and we specialize.

Thousand Oaks Sliding Screen Door

We will replace the old sliding screen door for a new heavy duty, top quality, extruded aluminum screen that slides and works close to perfect.  We start by making sure the tracks are in good condition, then we brush away any dust,dirt or rocks and finally lubricate it for a better slide.  We have done many many home in the Thousand Oaks area and all the customers are very satisfied with the custom made extruded patio screen we make.  They slide great, the mesh goes on perfect and you have three choices to choose from.

  1. Regular fiberglass insect screen mesh
  2. Pet screen ( Pet Proof)
  3. Solar screen ( Sun protection )

Whether you choose to fix you existing screen porch door or replace it, we can help.  We are a mobile screen service that has been around for over 15 years and are pros at what we do.

Thousand Oaks screen door

I worked in Thousand Oaks today on a job that was missing a sliding screen door all together. It was a fairly new home by Newbury Park.  The patio door they had cracked when someone walked into it. The aluminum screen frame cracks right at the handle when pressure is applied.

I make new sliding screens that are made all out of extruded aluminum and are guaranteed for 10 years. They are measured and made on the spot for maximum precision, fit and sizing.

Replace my screen door in Thousand Oaks

I do Thousand Oaks almost every day and make sure to leave all my new customers fully satisfied with all the screen repair work I do.  When you replace the screen door, you will get the patio door made onsite, it has all metal parts and comes with a 10 year guarantee.

The frame comes with a baked enamel finish and the colors are anodized gray, white, bronze, some other finishes are custom ordered. The handles are also all metal and match the finish.  The lock latch is all metal and so are the rollers.  When the new screendoor is made custom and installed, it slides very good and stays that way for years.

Patio screen door installation in Thousand Oaks

The way to get the best results when installing a patio screen door is to first make sure you measure right, don’t get a sliding screen door that is too big or too small.  Next on the list is to vacuum and clean the track, make sure there is no dirt gravel or rocks on there because you will have problems with the screen rollers sliding properly. Make sure each individual roller is lubed as-well.

After you cleaned the track, lubricate both top and bottom.  Now you are ready to install the screen.  The tools needed are a phillips screw driver and a flat head screw driver.  Grab the screen and put it in on top first then push the bottom in making sure the rollers are centered on the track.  All screen doors have four adjustment screw holes to get the door straight, make sure you use them to balance the door.

Time to replace your screen door in Thousand Oaks

Most of our customers call us because they had enough of having to put the screen door back on the track after it fall off every time. When a sliding screen no longer slides good it might be time to replace it, or maybe have a screen company like mine that is mobile come out and give you a free estimate.

Most screens don’t have to be completely replaced, there are way to fix frames and rollers and the way they fit.  You will save some money and if repairing is possible they will be just as good. If they are bent or missing then you will have to get a new screen slider made for the openning.

Change screen for pet screen in Thousand Oaks

Most clients who call me and ask about changing their screen for the new pet proof pet screen.  The pet mesh really is great for longevity and great looks.  The darker look of it makes people question it but once the see the samples they love it. Tis material is 7 to 10 times stronger than all other insect screens and last a lot longer as well.

This mesh can be installed on just about all aluminum and vinyl screen frames.  I sell only one color and thats the black or charcoal color, it’s the clearest to see through and all new window manufactures use the same for it’s invisible like opacity.  The strength  of this material is incredible and can withstand lots of pushing, poking, scratching and runing into.

Time to fix bent screen door

Is your back yard patio screen door bent? Most clients have sliding screens that are bent right at the middle of the frame, where that black plastic handle is. This happens when someone walks into it, they don’t see it and BAM! We can help. There are two things that can be done in this situation.

  1. Repair the screen door bent frame
  2. replace the frame for a new one

The frame can actually be straightened out a bit and will work good. It will hold up for a few more years, it will hold the screen mesh in place properly and if the rollers are good, it will slide good too.  Sometimes fixing is not possible and in this case we will have to replace the screen all together. Most

Handle

When the frame bends the handle usually does not work properly anymore and also may need replacing.  I carry most parts and do most jobs onsite, so whether you are thinking of doing the job yourself or planning on calling me, I hope this information will help you a bit.

Mobile Screen Repair in Thousand Oaks

We have been repairing screen doors for years but it looks like lately it’s been in Thousand Oaks.  Most of the work we do is repair and being mobile is a big convenience for homeowners.  Fixing a screen is not easy, it may seem easy but it’s not.  For a sliding screen door to slide good on the track and not fall off you need to know how to adjust it right.

Do you use your patio screen a lot? yes is what all my lients say and followed by “It’s the door I use the most”  do you realy want to try and fix something that is used 10 20 times a day if not more?  Not to metion the kids pushing on the mesh and cat’s and dogs jumping and crawling on them.  When it comes to screen doors they need to be in good working condition and slide right.  Why do you think most people hate the way their patio door works?  Because they don’t slide good and they don’t think they are important enough to fix them properly or replace the screen so they don’t have to suffer day in and day out. Is not suffering anymore important to you?  then start by calling us for a totally free estimate, no strings attached.