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Asked on May 8, 2017

Replacing a sliding patio screen door?

HeatherJane R.Laura Kackman
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Our old sliding door fell apart and we can't find a replacement that fits properly. We don't really want to drill into our sliding to put a barn door. Need other options.
q replacing a sliding patio door
8 answers
  • Rachel
    on May 8, 2017

    This looks like a standard patio door size. I have seen many doors available resale buildin supply stores and on Craigslist. I would check there first.
  • Susan Bechamp
    on May 8, 2017

    Our new sliding door wasn't as tall as the door it replaced. It was a few inches shorter. The installer added more wood at the header and when the door fit, he trimmed it out with new wood for a neat look. We didn't go for a custom made door. That would have added $$$ to the price. I did splurge and get an in-stock door that had the horizontal blinds sandwiched between the panes of glass. Allows me to close the blinds when the sun is blasting into the kitchen, yet no window treatment to be washed, no window treatment to billow into the room when the door is opened. I don't loose any space in the kitchen or on the deck due to a hinged door needing room to open either. The screen door was included and even that slides nicely without sticking or jumping the track. Ordered and installed through Home Depot last year, cost approx. $1,380.00 included haul away , delivery of new door, all materials, the door and labor for installer.

  • Heather
    on May 8, 2017

    Thanks for your idea. I will need to remember that one. I actually made a mistake and should have said that I need to replace the sliding screen door.
    We have another door that your idea might just fix!
  • Heather
    on May 8, 2017

    We have another set of patio door that are very similar but newer. I tried using the rolling screen door from that one but it kept sticking. I don't know if the size was just a bit off or if the track is bent but I switched it back so I wouldn't break it too.
  • Laura Kackman
    on May 9, 2017

    Try HomeAdvisor. I was looking for something for someone else and this came up similar to what I was looking for:


    You could also try Thumbtac.Com and enter your info and people will get back to you! That goes for HomeAdvisor as well.

    Good luck and let me know how everything works out!
  • Heather
    on May 9, 2017

    Thanks so much. I will looking into all of this. I really miss my screen door!
  • Jane R.
    on May 11, 2017

    From the picture it doesn't appear to be a sliding door but more like two doors. Mine need to be replaced too but standard size doors wouldn't work. I no longer have screens either and wish I did. I suggest you have someone like Home Depot or Pella windows give you an estimate. You'd be sure to get a proper fit and a good warranty. Do not order doors from Craigslist or any other online site. You'd have a nightmare getting them installed and would spend a lot more money!
  • Heather
    on May 11, 2017

    Yes, these are my patio doors but the sliding screen is missing. Actually fell apart. Now I need to replace it but don't have the product name and I can't just switch the screen door with my other one. It doesn't fit correctly. I just need to figure out something that can replace the screen part of the doors.
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