The weather is finally getting warmer in New England. And while we are all excited for the prospect to get back to gardening, hiking, grilling, and so many other great outdoor activities, there is always one downside to warm weather. As the weather heats up, insects come back. No one wants to get stung or bitten by annoying insects. And although there are a variety of things you can do to decrease swarms of insects from arriving on your property, it is impossible to get rid of them outright. Mosquitoes and other biting insects will eventually arrive, but we can be ready for them. Window and door screens can prevent even the smallest insects from getting into your home when the windows are open. But if your window screen is damaged, it won’t be that valuable.
What Causes Window Screens To Get Damaged?
There are a variety of issues that cause damage to window screens. First and foremost if you have pets, their claws can quickly rip a window or door screen to shreds. Even if you don’t have pets, local critters like squirrels and raccoons can cause damage over time. Additionally, window screens get damaged from inclement weather as well as just general wear and tear over the years. Late winter and early spring is the ideal time to check your windows for signs of damage.
Signs That Your Window Screens Need Repairs
There are a variety of signs that you may need to replace your window screen or have it repaired. For starters, if you notice large gashes or frayed parts of your window screen you should consider replacement or repairs. Additionally, if you notice that the screen is no longer uniform and that there are large holes or gaps, it may be helpful to have the window screen rewired to prevent smaller pests from getting inside.
Why Window Installation Also Matters When Preventing Pests
Even with a perfect window screen, you are not safe from pests. If your actual window is not installed correctly, or the wood has warped from humidity, it may not close fully or there may be small gaps between the window hole and the actual window. These gaps not only allow pests instant access to your home but also allow air conditioning to freely leave your room causing your utility bill to skyrocket. If you notice that your window does not shut correctly or appears to hang at a strange angle, consider calling a window repair and installation company to come take a look.
Window Screen Repair & Rewiring,
If you need your windows rewired, repaired, or replaced we would be happy to help. Our team serves Merrimack Valley and the surrounding areas. If you have an issue with your windows, please send us a contact form for a free quote.