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REPLACING A BROKEN WINDOW SCREEN

Window screens break and unfortunately they need to be fixed right away. If you have the misfortune of dealing with a broken window screen and want to ask for a pet deposit back, then it is best to get it fixed as quickly as possible, either through a professional or by yourself. Leaving a window broken is an open invitation for dirt, bugs and cold weather to come into your home. Furthermore, a broken window screen is also quite unsafe for your family and quite unattractive to your home.

So how can you fix a broken window screen? One option is to call the professionals. There are window replacement companies out there that can have the job done in an hour. However, it is going to cost you and, if it is just the screen that is broken, then you may wish to do it yourself. If your window screen and the window are both damaged then it might be best to leave this to a professional.

Changing your Window Screen

To replace a broken window screen you will first need to remove it. To do this you will need a screwdriver or a knife to pull up the rubber edging around the window screen. Once you have your fingers on it, it should easily come up and off the screen. Pull the rubber edging away from the window to remove it.

You can purchase replacement screen mesh at any hardware shop and it is usually quite inexpensive. Once you have your replacement window screen mesh you will need to unroll the material and lay it on top of the old screen. Using scissors or a knife cut a new pattern out of the new screen using the old pattern.

That way you can be sure that your new screen will fit into the rubber screen edging when you replace it. However, it is best to cut the new screen one inch longer one all sides of the square. That way you have room to work with in case there is an error in your sizing.

To get the new screen into the rubber frames you will need a device known as a spline roller. Using the roller, press the screen into the groove of the frame and continue to do this on all sides. The window screen will edge into place and you will be able to place it back into your window. However, before doing so, you will need to cut out any excess trim from the extra meshing which can be done with scissors or a sharp knife.

The above steps can be followed for any type of screen meshing that has been damaged and has a hole in it. From your security screen to your patio door, from your shower window to your laundry window, if there is a screen on it, then you can use the above tactics to replace it. However, make sure you are choosing a screen replacement that matches with the rest of your windows in the home.

There are several things that can go wrong when replacing a broken window screen. You may not get the measurements right or you may not be able to get the screen to fit back into the rubber edging. If this is the case, then look for assistance. There are people that can help you with this task. If you simply don't have the time or the tools needed to do it yourself, then don't be afraid to ask for assistance and call in the experts to give you a hand.

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