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2 Signs It's Time To Replace Your Garage's Screen Door

If you spend a lot of time in your garage, you may have had a screen door installed so that you can open the garage door and enjoy the fresh air and sunlight without having to worry about insects bugging you. However, if the screen door is starting to look a little worn, or if it's age makes you wonder whether it is still effective, look for the following signs that it may be time to replace it.

1.  Screen Is Showing Signs of Wear

An indication that your door has seen better days is when the screen itself starts showing signs of wear. Because the screen is an integral part of letting in the air while keeping out bugs, if it is damaged or worn out in any way, you will no longer be able to effectively use the screen door.

Besides obvious tears and holes, one sign for which you should look when trying to determine the condition of the screen are areas that appear to bulge out. If you find any evidence of this, the screen has likely become stretched, which weakens its integrity. 

Also, if the door has areas where the screen appears pinched together, this is another sign that the screen is damaged. These pinched areas mean that there are gaps surrounding them that may only grow and allow smaller flies and other insects a way into your garage. 

2.  Frame Keeps Coming out of the Tracks

Another sign that it is time to replace your garage's screen door is when the frame keeps popping out of the track. If this happens only once or twice, there is a possibility that you pushed in on the screen and forced it out of the track.

However, if it seems that every time you go to open or close the screen door that it comes out of the track, there could be a serious issue. One possible explanation is that the frame itself is warped and will no longer fit inside the straight track. Another possibility is the track has become blocked or damaged and is pushing the door out.

If you notice one or both of the signs above, or if you have noticed an increase in the number of insects in your garage, the screen is no longer effective. Contact a business that offers garage screen door replacement services, like Partay Garage, to learn about your options for having a new one installed.