National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Would you do this project? According to our survey, 45% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.
The average price to Replace Patio Door Screen noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.
How much does it cost to replace a patio door screen? The contractor cost to replace a patio door screen is $42 vs. doing it yourself for $27 and saving 35 percent.
One of the busiest doorways in a house during warm weather is the patio sliding door, which can be damaged with continued use. The wide expanse of the slider is a likely target for an over-energized dog or family member.
But despite its big, wide surface to contend with, the screen panel is actually an easy repair job because it involves only a minimum of tools and skills that you can learn on the job.
To replace a screen panel in a typical 3-foot-by-6-foot slider, a replacement service at a home center or hardware store will charge $42, which includes the labor and material. You can do the job for $27, the cost of the material, screening fabric, spline, a screen spline tool and spray silicone. If you do the job yourself, you’ll be rewarded with a 35 percent saving.
To do the job, you’ll also need a pair a scissors, screwdriver, measuring tape and utility knife, along with a helper to hold the screen while you work on it. Remove the screen panel from the door frame and place it on a large, flat worktable. The job involves measuring and cutting the replacement screening and spline to fit, and then securing it in the grooves around the frame using a spline tool.
Go to www.fixingscreens.com for more information and replacement screening.
Wrapping up, given the average cost to replace a patio door screen you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself.
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