Screen repair tool

How to repair a window screen

How to repair a window screen.

I want to talk about window screen repair.  If you have rental properties, I think you will quickly realize that being able to do window screen repair is a necessary skill.

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I do not know why, however, screens quite commonly get damaged in our properties.

Sometimes it is picked by a cat, or pushed out by a person or dog.  What ever the reason,  we have to be prepared to do some major or minor screen repair, while turning over an apartment.

The great part is that once you know the basics, they are quite easy to repair.  You can pick up the supplies and tool at most building supply stores like Home Depot.

There is an official screen repair tool that basically has a wheel on each end.  It is not 100 percent necessary for small jobs, but is worth the investment of about $6 to put in your tool box.

If the screen is stretched but not torn, you might get away with a bit of trimming and installation of the tubing.

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You see, basically a screen consists of a frame, then the screen is placed on top of the screen, and rubber tubing is squeezed in around the edge to hold the screen in place.

If the screen is torn, you can buy new screen material and cut it to the correct size with scissors or a utility knife.

If the frame is damaged (quite often bent) you can buy replacement parts.

If you are handy and the frame is broken to pieces or the clips are broken, you can build a new one from scratch, however, this does take a lot more skill than just replacing the screen material.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  I will end it with some helpful pictures, to describe what I just talked about.

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window screen after repair
window screen after repair
Screen repair tool
Screen repair tool
screen repair tool end
Screen repair tool end
screen repair tool
screen repair tool
sample of window screen tubing
sample of window screen tubing
showing where screen tubing is placed
showing where screen tubing is placed

 

One thought on “How to repair a window screen”

  1. Window screens take a lot of beating. Exposed to the weather, pet claws, and things striking them, they’re going to need repair or replacement at some point. You should replace the screen when the tear is too big, the holes too numerous, or when the frame is damaged. If the frame is damaged, it’s best to replace the whole thing. Screens will stretch with time and the old mesh won’t fit correctly into your new frame. Discover more here about window screen replacement.

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