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This project shows how easy it is to replace a damaged or scratched window screen. The same technique can be used for most modern windows with vinyl or aluminum frames including screen doors.
Total Time: Ten Minutes
You can find the screen wire, spline, and spline roller at any hardware store. Usually you will end up with enough for several screen replacements.
Sometimes you can reuse the spline from the existing window and save the expense of buying replacement spline.
I bought "pet proof" screen wire since I didn't want the cats to scratch it again immediately and it seems to work.
I learned this tip or hint out of desperation. We live in an old house and it has old screens that have developed holes. I tried cotton balls and duct tape but they didn't stay on for long. This year when I put the screens in I grabbed my hot glue gun and filled the holes. Well summer's over and it's still holding!
If you have a hole in a screen door or window screen, you can mend it just like you mend a piece of clothing. Just stitch the hole shut using fine nylon thread or wire that matches the color of the screen.
Sew tears in a screen with clear nylon thread or dental floss.
Repair a small hole in a window screen with a dab of clear nail polish. By June S.
Fixing a damaged window screen is simple. Check out this short video and learn what tools you need to fix a broken screen.
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My screens in my windows do not fit properly. Our electric bills are supposed to double by the summer. I wont be able to use my air conditioner so I have to get my windows fixed. So far, I have put weather stripping in the cracks and I have also caulked them. To me, it looks like the screens weren't made for these windows. When I bought the condominium I had the screens re-screened because they had holes in them. Any suggestions of what i can do to make them fit better?
Sandy from Baltimore, MD
I had this problem, the man who put in the new screens said they were bent so badly (even tho it didn't look like it) that we needed new ones....and the slider screens were just put in upside down! :)