The best thing about this beautiful fall weather is turning off the AC, opening up all the windows and screen doors, and allowing the cool breeze to flow through the house! However, if you are like me, your screen door has taken a beating this summer and the screen needs replacing. Whether the damage is from children leaning against the screen, a drunk neighbor walking through it like it was never even there, or in my case, someone closing both the screen door and the glass door so the next time you go to let the dog out, he barrels his 100 lb body through the fragile screen, it is no matter because this is such a easy fix!
The whole project will take you less than an hour and cost about $20 or less! So it’s time to forgive the kids, neighbor, or idiot that closed both doors 🙂 and tackle this easy peasy task.
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- New roll of screen
- Spline Cord – a type of thin rubber cord used to secure a window screen to its frame
- Spline Tool
- Box Cutter
First, unscrew the screen door and lay it flat on the ground. Wherever the screen in torn, find the spline, and pull. This will release the old screen from the door. Next, lay the new screen over the door frame and make sure that the pattern of the screen is squared up with your frame. Place the new spline cording over the screen, on top of the spline groove. Then using the spline tool, gently press the spline cord into the groove. Be careful to stay on top of the spline since the tool could slice right through that brand new screen forcing you to start all over.
Use the box cutter to remove the excess screen from the edges and voila, you’re done! All you have to do now is reattach the handles and screw the door back into the door rail.
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