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Old 02-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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So some work needs done on my backyard patio door at my home I moved into last year. Our dog is well sometimes I'll behaved and has really messed up the screen. My realtor had described a fairly simple process where thre is a fairly basic tool that assists with this repair or replacement. Is this basically correct?

Also, I have figured out that the door is poorly lined whereby there is space in top corner and bottom corner because it wasn't put on right. This is really messing with draft in winter months even though the storm door appears to be on correct. Is this a terribly complex job to realign? It is hard to tell how to pop out the door, but I am sure I can figure it out. I can provide photo if needed.

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Post some pics Nathan,
much easier to get some good info back when we can see what we're dealing with.
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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/cata...&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1

Door re-alignment is doable but more details are required.
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Yeah i'll get some pics tomorrow when there is some light out. Thanks.
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http://www.all-about-screen-doors.co...en_roller.html

Most often the screen door and the door just lift up and the bottom tips out to remove.
You first have to back off the rollers on the bottom of the door. Look on the ends for an access hole to get to the adjustment screw, most use a phillip screw driver.
It often takes two people One to lift the door and one with a flat screw to help lift the roller enough to get it out of the track.

Before working on the screen inspect the rollers, often times there shot and need to be replaced. If there bad remove them and take them with you to get replacements. There's dozens of differant styles. Replace all of them if ones bad.
Also check the rollers on the door.
When installing the screen lay it down flat on the deck, start at the top then work your way down one side. When you your ready to to the other side do not pull it to tight, just keep it snug. The roller will pull the screen tight as you work your way down. To tight and you will bow the frame. Once it's all in place you use a utilty knife to cut off the access.

Most likly your door frame is fine it was just the rollers out of adjustment.
Also make sure to clean out the track at the bottom of the door frame.
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When you said patio door i was mistakenly thinking a sliding door.
You have a storm door.
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Thats just a sagging storm door. Unscrew the hinge-side z-bar and remount so that it is plumb and the reveals are equal. You may or may not have to pull off the top and latch side as well. Sometimes a long screw through the return on the hinge side will suck it over, but that looks to be too large of a gap... BTW, this is assuming that something isn't damaged or bent.
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Those full view doors have very little to keep them from sagging.
I'd be checking the door with a framing square.
It may have to be resquared and the screws retightened that hold the frame together.
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Thats just a sagging storm door. Unscrew the hinge-side z-bar and remount so that it is plumb and the reveals are equal. You may or may not have to pull off the top and latch side as well. Sometimes a long screw through the return on the hinge side will suck it over, but that looks to be too large of a gap... BTW, this is assuming that something isn't damaged or bent.
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And get some paint on those jambs before they rot all the way out.

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