It is finally March, which means spring is on the way. And while we all look forward to the snow melting and warmer weather, there is one element of the spring and summer that no one loves: mosquitoes. Insects and other pests can come through an open window during the warmer months. The best way to prevent that is with a window screen that allows for easy air flow without making it easy for insects and other pests to invade your home. Here at Merrimack Valley Glass & Mirror, we help with window screen repair services for homes and offices throughout the North Shore. If you need repair services please give us a call. Otherwise, follow these helpful tips on window screen repair.
Should You Repair Or Replace A Window Screen?
Window screens can easily be ripped or torn. A stray branch during a windy storm, the claws of animals, or just general wear and tear can lead to a rip in your window screen. And once there is a rip they are no longer doing their job. The first thing to check when looking at a window screen is to see if the frame is intact. If the frame is damaged, you probably are going to need to call someone for a replacement window screen. However, if the damage is purely limited to the screen itself you can have it repaired or replaced. You will need to go to either a hardware store or work with a local handyman or contractor to get access to a roll of window screen. For minor damage you can patch a window screen, for a larger tear you will want the entire screen removed.
What Window Screen Material Should I Use?
There are three common types of window screen material that you can use. The most common window screen materials include fiberglass which is flexible and easy to handle if you make a mistake, aluminum which is permanent once you make grooves in the frame after rolling it out, and sun-blocking fabric that not only protects you from pests but also helps decrease the interior heat of a room by providing shade.
How To Replace A Window Screen
What you will want to do is remove the screen from the window and remove the old spline and then remove the screen material. You will then want to secure the frame against your work surface while laying out the new material. Then you want to layout the material with about an extra inch of space. From there you can cut off the excess and cut a 45-degree angle at all four corners. After that, you can push in the screen with a screen roller tool and cut off any excess material.
Window Screen Repair, Materials & Replacement Services
If you live in the Merrimack Valley area and you need services for window removal/replacement, window screen rewiring & repair, or other services for your doors and windows, please give us a call. We would be happy to help with your project.