Exterior Sliding Screened Doors

Sliding screened doors are commonly used for deck and patio entrances. Normal use can cause rollers or sliders to wear which can cause the latches to move out of alignment. In addition, dirt in the bottom threshold track can also interfere with the smooth operation of a sliding door.

To keep a sliding door on-track and working well, clean and lubricate the tracks and hardware from time to time. If a screen door is loose on the track, check to see if it has been warped by impact (i.e., pets or children pushing against the screen). If so, the screen door will likely need to be adjusted or replaced. If the door slides on wheels there may be an adjustment screw in the top or the side of the bottom rail that can be adjusted to help fix the problem.