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screen door tracks

A contractor from costa Mesa, CA says:
Hi, I am looking for a track for a screen door i can install to a wood framed patio door. I guess i need an upper and lower track that fits standard rollers that i could somehow screw glue or nail to the wood. Thanks.
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
A home owner from Crystal Lake, IL says:
The screen door is made by Columbia Mfg Co. They have grooved bottom rollers, but I don't know any other specs but I think the track needs a ridge for the rollers to ride, but some sort of guide to keep it from jumping the track
A quick learner from Crystal Lake, IL says:
I have 2 wood framed patio doors in a 3-season room. I need to be able to open both doors back to give ventilation in summer. I have 2 36" screens for sliding doors. I need to mount these side by side so that I can slide one past the other when using the door, but have them close enough together when closed to keep the skeeters out.

Can 2 sets of your tracks side by side solve my problem?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I believe our customers have installed the tracks side by side. I don't see a problem with this installation; just make sure you have enough clearance between doors.
A handy person from Charlotte, NC says:
I have bypass screens with no bottom track- wondering if 2 tracks side by side worked??? and how was install?
A home owner from Diller, Ne. says:
I have a patio door that has 2 doors that open inward in the center. I want to put screens on this patio door so I can open them up and keep out cats and bugs come warm weather. The door frame has no track. ?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
If you want to install sliding patio screen doors on the outside of the frame, you will have to install two sets of our 80-110 and 80-111 top and bottom tracks for a 6 foot wide patio door. The reason for the two sets is because you will have to install two doors on either side, and the doors will have to by pass each other when you want to exit the house.

By the way have you looked into installing swinging screen doors? See if you can get a set of screens that will swing to the outside when they open.
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