Guardian screen doors
How to repair them

Guardian screen doors are among the most widely used brand of window and door products.

Guardian Patio Doors
by Justin S (Freeport, MN USA)

I believe I have Guardian patio doors. They are a bit older but I would like to add a screen so I can enjoy my Minnesota summers with out the bugs!

The screen door would be 34x48...thats the measurement from inside all of the channels, its the absolute biggest any parts of the screen or rollers could be.

I guess I was just confused on ordering a custom screen. That measurement would be like a "rough" opening when installing a window, nothing can be longer or higher than that.

Do I need to install the rollers? can it just glide on a rail? Do your windows include the rollers in the measurements or will that add on 1"? Thanks you for your time and I would like to order as soon as possible :)

I could send pictures if that would help!

Justin S

Hi Justin;

The type of track arrangement you have makes a difference in how the door is measured. Send me some pictures of the top and bottom tracks of your patio door so I can help further. My email address is on the home page of

My screen door kits include the door frame, corners, rollers, screen cloth, spline, screen installation tool, instructions and delivery.

All for $129.00 !

Guardian door 10' with center screen. 18 CFR 1201 CIT
by R.D. (Coastal NJ)

Simple latch for screen door is white about 3/4 " in diameter, center hole. oxidized until latch point is broken off. Unable to locate replacement or an improved latch.
Any chance you could post a picture of the latch here ?

Guardian screen doors - How do you Remove ?

by Ken C (Leavenworth, WA, USA)

Cannot figure out how to remove screen door.

I have loosened the screws top and bottom, but the door fits snugly and I cannot raise to get bottom over rail or push down to get top out of groove.

How do I remove?

If there is no gap between the top of the screen door and the patio door frame then your patio door frame is sagging.

This happens when the wooden frame of the house settles over time. Measure the height of the patio door frame on the left, on the right and in the middle. Is there a big difference in the measurements in the middle ?

To fix the problem you need to remove the door casing on the inside on the top of the patio door. There should be 3 shims across the top of the door held in by screws going through the patio door frame. Take out the screws and remove the shims.

That should fix the problem and you should be able to remove the screen door as normal.

If this does not fix the problem the settling is so bad that you will need to have the opening reframed and a new patio door installed.

6 foot Guardian sliding door
has no screen

I just purchased a new home and the sliding door doesn't have a screen. the typical replacement is 77 5/8 - 80 inches and i can't get the screen to fit. is there a size shorter than 77 5/8 ?

Even though every manufacturer makes patio doors to fit standard openings, the actual size of the screen door and operating panels in the door are always custom.

My screen door kits are custom made to fit any height or width. All you have to do is give me the measurements you need.

The Screen door kit page is the place to start.

If you need help measuring the right size screen door for the door you have see the screen door kit measuring page.

You can also email me pictures of your existing door and I will help you measure it. Send me pictures of the header or top of the door, the sill or the bottom of the door and a picture taken outside showing the whole door.

My email address is near the bottom of the home page.

I too am looking for Guardian. I live in wisconsin. I was wondering about their warranty as I have several patio doors where the seals are broken and I now have mold growing in between the glass. Any help would be much appreciated.


Guardian Patio Doors

I too am looking for Guardian. I live in wisconsin. I was wondering about their warranty as I have several patio doors where the seals are broken and I now have mold growing in between the glass. Any help would be much appreciated.


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