Mosquitoes and other insects are more active during summertime and having a broken window screen can spell a lot of trouble. Good thing we're here to help you with how to repair your window screen in just a few steps that you can do in less than an hour.
Quick Steps and Guide on How to Repair a Window Screen With Holes
- Window screen mesh
- Spline roller
- Knife cutter or scissors
- Flathead screwdriver
- Spline (if needed)
Remove the screen frame from the railings of the window by pushing the entire frame upwards. The rollers at the top and underneath are usually installed with spring. Push the rollers up using the screwdriver so you will be able to pull the frame out from the railings.
After removing the window, lay it down on the ground and prepare the window screen repair by pulling out the splines (or the rubber tubing that's holding the screen in place).
You can use the edge of the flat head screwdriver to pull out the spline. Pull it out by hand or use a pair of pliers after it pops out. If the spline is brittle, it needs to be replaced. If it's still stretching, you can still use it later.
Once you get the splines out, remove the screen slowly. Remove it by rolling it away to avoid the dirt from spreading.
Step 4: Lay the New Screen
Get your new screen ready and lay it out on the frame.
Step 5: Use the Roller
Using the spline roller, press the screen on the ridges to fix the screen on the frame. When the outline is evident, you can now lay out the splines on the ridges and push it down firmly to secure it on the frame.
Step 6: Cut the Excess Screen
Use the knife cutter to cut the excess screen to the edge to make it seamless. You can also cut each side as you go.
Step 7: Place the Frame Back
Once you're done, place the frame back by pushing it upward the window railing then align the bottom wheels.
Check this video from The Craftsman Blog for DIY Window Screen:
Now that you know how to repair your window screen, it's time to do it on your own. With this new home improvement skill learned, you can protect yourself and your family from unwanted bugs and critters to go in your home even with the windows open.
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