Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
How To Replace a Screen Door

A screen door is a barrier against insects and pests while allowing fresh air to circulate into your home.

Over time, wear and tear or a desire for an aesthetic upgrade may prompt homeowners to replace their screen doors.

However, over time, screen doors can require a replacement.

In this guide you’ll learn how to replace a screen door and tools to tackle the task of replacing your screen door.

Tools Used

Below are the tools & material which you will be required to replace the screen door.

  1. Screwdriver
  2. Utility knife
  3. Tape measure
  4. Carpenter’s square
  5. Hammer
  6. Saw (if trimming the door is necessary)
  7. Drill with screwdriver bits
  8. Wood chisel (if modifying the door frame)

Materials Used

  1. New screen door
  2. Replacement screen
  3. Door hardware (handle, latch, hinges)
  4. Wood filler (if applicable)
  5. Sandpaper
  6. Paint or stain (if applicable)

How To Replace a Screen Door

To replace the screen door, you need to follow the below steps which includes:

  1. Use your screwdriver and remove all the screws of your damaged door.
  2. Measure and Purchase the Replacement.
  3. Remove the Old Screen Door from the frame.
  4. Prepare the New Screen Door.
  5. Install the Hardware carefully.
  6. Trim the Door as required to fit.
  7. Test the Fit & cut it properly.
  8. Install the New Screen to the door.
  9. Fix the Door in the Frame.
  10. Make The Frame Adjustments as needed.
  11. Final Touches & paint or stain as necessary.

Note: still if you are unable to replace the door then please seek professional help.


Replacing a door is a hard work.

But once you follow the above steps you can easily replace the door.

Hope you can find the article helpful as you learn the replacement of your door.

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