Screen door repair questions about replacing top tracks and bottom tracks. These are questions I have received over the years about repairing broken screen door tracks as well as installing the track kits that I sell
by Stuart N.
(Shelton , Connecticut)
I have a French door with a sliding screen door(separate) the bottom track seems to be made of either harder rubber or plastic for which the door with roller slides on. I don't know manufacture.
I took off the track because it was broken in places,the track was screened down in about 15 places and the track itself must have been glued on after installing the metal to the wood door threshold.
Help where can I get this piece which is about 60 inchs long or so.
(r.m. tn. u.s.)
The track my screen runs in is a vinyl track .It snaps out of the main frame . I need a replacement track.
I live in an apartment and
I want a sliding screen door but they do not provide one. I found one
on Craigslist for 20 bucks but before I go get it I wanted to find out
how I would install it.
I purchased a lake house in Ontario, Canada. Most of the window screen tracks are cracked or broken. I would like to replace them with new (vinyl/pvc) track. It looks like U channel (with a flat bottom) that is about 1/2 " wide (inside diameter) and about 1/2 " high.
I called you earlier today and you said that new track is available and you were going to look into pricing and perhaps post the sizes and prices on this website. Any information that you can send me / or post regarding purchasing new track would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the delay, it took a while to find the supplier and the information. But I have posted pictures from their catalog showing the different kinds of track available.
The 02371 track and 02372 Track is what is used with 7/16" and 3/8" thick screen bar. It comes in 8 foot and 12 foot lengths and is thin enough that you can cut it to length with a pair of wire cutters. Both these items are $6.99 per length.
The jamb track 02373 is used mostly with sliding patio door screens. You mount one on the door jamb so that the the edge of the door seals tightly up against the jamb. This track is $8.99 per length.
To attach it, you can hold small picture frame nails with a pair of needle nose pliers and just force them through the track and into the wooden window jambs.
Shipping is a bit of an issue with long pieces like this since the post office and the courier services usually limit you to items about 7 feet long. As well, shipping items like this is expensive. $30.00 per container.
So its best if you are ordering more than 1 length because it costs the same to ship whether 1 or 10 are shipped.
(New City, NY, US )
As per my title, I'm looking for a Replacement Top Track (U-channel?) for old (mid-80's I think) Anderson Deck Doors. The top track for the screen door cracked in half. I'm not sure if all tracks are standard size...but I did see this for $34.95 from your site:
I don't have picture right now...but could provide one.
That top track that i show listed on the webpage is what I use to replace old tracks. Its 7 feet long with a white painted finish. I normally use this track to install screen doors on french doors but it can be used on regular sliding doors as long as there is a flat surface above to screw it onto.
I can get replacement U shaped channels in anodized aluminum in Canada but the shipping charges are horrendous when sending to the USA.
If you can email me some pictures of your existing broken top track and door I will try to provide additional help to install the white rail.