Just like your windows, your windows screens can also get damaged. They can tear, the frames can bend to the point that they no longer fit in your window very well, and they can also get so dirty that simply spraying them down with the garden hose no longer works.
In most cases, damaged and dirty window screens can be salvaged with a little extra work, but when the damage goes beyond that it is time to replace.
How you repair a hole in your window screen will depend on how big the hole is. For small holes, simply apply a few drops of an adhesive (like superglue) if it is a nylon or fiberglass screen and epoxy if it is a metal screen.
Medium holes will require the assistance of a patch kit that can be found in any home improvement store. These types of repairs are very simple and can usually be done in less than an hour, as long as you follow the instructions on the repair kit.
For larger holes, you will have to choose one of two options. First, you can remove the whole screen, buy replacement screen, and then put the new screen material in yourself. Second, you can save yourself the time and aggravation that comes with replacing a whole screen and just purchase a brand new screen unit.
Repairing tears in a window screen can be done the same way as you would repair a hole. But, because a tear usually has all of the screen material still present, you can also sew it back together.
To sew together a tear in your window screen, purchase some upholstery thread and sew it just like you would if you were to get a tear in your clothing. The repairs should take less than 30 minutes, regardless of the size of the tear.
New Window Screens
If you find that the damage to your window screen is too much for you to be able to repair and you need a new screen, consider our TruScene window screen.
Our TruScene window screens are made with a micro-fine stainless steel mesh that has over 50% more clarity than our other window screens. It keeps the bugs out and lets in plenty of sun and fresh air while you are enjoying a better view from your window. So not only will you be getting rid of a damaged screen, you will also be upgrading to a better and more dependable window screen.
For more information on TruScene, contact us today!