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Jerry Hardy

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I was a Building Contractor along with owning rental properties where I did most of the repairs myself. Its my pleasure to pass on to you some of the methods I had used in the past. Hopefully, this will save you the expense of hiring a professional to do the work.

Repairing Window Screen



PROCEDURES FOR REPAIRING WINDOW SCREEN:

The two main window screen materials are metal and fiberglass. They each have advantages and disadvantages. Metal screens are usually made out of galvanized steel or aluminum. These screens have a tenancy to corrode and rust over a period of time. Fiberglass screens will never rust and they will block out some of the sun. The disadvantage of fiberglass screens is sagging over a period of time. It will also rip and tear more easily than a metal window screen.

 REPAIRING SMALL HOLES

First place the screen on a flat service where it can be easily worked on. Clean the frame with a mild cleaner and rag. For small holes less than a quarter inch in a metal screen, fill the hole using regular household cement that will adhere to metal.  A needle and thread works well in repairing small holes in fiberglass window screen.

 REPAIRING HOLES UP TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER

Self sticking repair patches are available for repairs up to 3 inches. You can also use a piece of old screen for patching a metal screen. If you choose this method, cut the patch material one and a half inches larger than the hole. Remove some strands of wire from the edges of the repair piece and bend in the wires along the edge into an L shape or 90 degrees. Align the piece over the hole allowing the L shaped wires to protrude through the screen. Turn the screen over and bend the protruding wires tightly against the window screen.

When tears in screens are over 3 inches, it is best to replace the entire screen material.

VIEW THE FOLLOWING VIDEO FOR COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS ON REPLACING  SCREEN  MATERIAL:


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