Window screens tend to be a tad costly to install in the first place. Thus, when your window screens are damaged it may also cost you a pretty penny to have them replaced. Although it is best to have security screens installed by professional contractors, you can try to save some extra money by installing these screens on your own. However, you would still be required to buy the tools that you will need as well as the materials. Therefore, if you have a steady hand, you can use the following steps to effectively replace your damaged window screens.
There are several things that you would need to have beforehand. These include some new rubber edging for the replacement window screens, screen rollers, a measuring tape, new screening material and some razor knives.
1. Remove the compromised security screens
The first step would be to carefully remove the damaged window screens. This is done by meticulously detaching them from the window frames. Then, you should place it on a flat hard surface. The surface should be large enough as well as strong enough to support the whole unit. Proceed to pull out the rubber edging that is on the old window screen. This rubber edging is the material that separates the screen from the frame of the window screen. Once you have taken this out, you can then proceed to pull out the damaged screening from the old window screens.
2. Take the required measurements for your replacement security screens
You can now proceed to measure the amount of new screening that you will need to replace the old window screens. This new screening should be measured from the replacement material that you got for the window screens. Start by taking accurate measurements of the outer edge of the frame of the window screens. You should also ensure that you leave a substantial allowance around the measured figure.
Next, lay down the screening material on the frame of the window screens. Proceed to measure the length of the rubber edging that you will need. The measurement of the rubber edging should ensure that the rubber could go all the way around the edges of the window screens. One you have this measurement, you can then cut the rubber edging.
3. Mount the new replacement security screens
Get the screening rolling gadget that you had beforehand and use it to press the rubber edging into the grooves on the window screens. Do this all around the window screens until it is sandwiching the screening material in the frame. Trim all the excess screening material that may be left and then you can mount back the window screens.