How to Repair Metal or Fibreglass Window Screens?

Due to different climate and maintenance conditions, window screens may get damaged with time. Therefore, replacing the whole window, again and again, is something not adequate for your pocket. Old window restoration is a perfect option rather than replacing the whole window with a new one. 

Replace the old window screen. Fibreglass and metal screen frames are easy to put in a new set with the help of a few tools. The wooden frame is a little more complicated than the other two options, but it is the best for a long-term investment. 

Here is an approach for window screen replacement and repair by following simple steps for replacing a Metal or Fibreglass window screens. Follow the instructions carefully for perfect fitting of the screen. 

  • A rubber seal, spline rolling tool, and a screen. Purchase big rolls of screen sheets and cut them down into the required measurements. 
  • Take out the screen frame from your window. Then, use a screwdriver or a hammer to bring the screen frame out. 
  • Lay the screen on a flat surface to efficiently work on it.
  • Take out the screen by pulling up the rubber spline. Pry it up with the help of a screwdriver and then pull the screen out. 
  • Once the spline is out, you can quickly bring out the screen now. 
  • Lay down the roll of the new screen on a flat surface. Then, cut out the new section of the screen to place it in the frame.
  • While cutting the screen, leave some extra inches on both sides of the screen sheet. These additional inches will help you if any mistake occurs. 
  • Use stop blocks or wooden pieces to hold the screen’s frame in place. 
  • Use 2-4 clamps to hold the screen in a proper position. 
  • With the help of the convex end of the roller tool, make it run over the screen on the opposite sides of the clamps.
  • As soon as you roll down the screen in the frame, make sure there are no bubbles inside the screen. 
  • Never start from the center or randomly any side of the screen. Always start working from corner to corner. 
  • Now, with the help of the roller tool’s concave side, press the spline into the frame from the edges. 
  • Complete this step slowly as rushing can wrest the screen inwards, which should not happen. 
  • If you are using a fiberglass screen, in any moment of mishap, you can bring it out and start doing it again. But when it comes to aluminum, you have to commence with the very first step. So, be careful while applying the spline to the edges of the screen.
  • Repeat this step for all other sides of the screen and roll the spline without creating any wrinkles in the screen sheet. 
  • Cut the excess spline and put it into the corner with the help of a screwdriver. Finally, clean the screen with a dry cloth and complete the window screen replacement process.

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