Fix for wood screen door that is out of square


(College Park, GA)

I'm looking for the add-on part that attaches to the inside of a wood screen door: It will make a door that is sagging on one side straighten up. There is an adjustment to shorten or lengthen the rod. I think the rod is attached diagonally. Right now, you have to pull up on one side of the door to make it close all the way, but it is not too big for the opening.


Hi I have seen hardware like that on antique doors but I am not aware of anyone making it.

One simple solution might be to use stainless steel wire stretched diagonally from one corner to the other, then secured with screws and washers.

You could also buy some crimp on connectors and make a very nice looking support cable that looks like the door was made that way.

It is possible you could find 1/8" threaded rod in lengths long enough to span the door diagonally at a place like metals supermarket.

Ive seen it at Lowes and Home Depot but usually only 48" long max.

If you find the threaded rod, you could get suitable nuts and angle brackets from any hardware store.

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Aug 16, 2015
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Screen Door Turnbuckle Brace
by: Bob W

If I am following your question correctly, the hardware you need is a SCREEN DOOR TURNBUCKLE BRACE - they are available at Home Depot and also on eBay for less than $7 including shipping - hope this helps

Jun 16, 2015
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Turnbuckle
by: Anonymous

This common device is called a turnbuckle. You attach it in the middle of a wire/cable that is placed diagonally across the door which allows for many turns for adjustment over the years to pull up the sagging side.

Jun 28, 2014
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find a soln yet?
by: Anonymous

were you able to find anything--I have the same problem--I saw exactly what you described, I just can find one anywhere

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