Everything You Need To Know About Screen Repair

Posted on: 6 December 2022

Does your home have a screen door or window screens? While these features are great for letting in the fresh air and keeping out unwanted pests, the screens themselves need special attention from time to time. Here's what you need to know about screen repair, how to identify any damage, how to prevent it from occurring, and some upgrade options to consider.

Why Do You Need a Screen Repair?

Screen repairs are often necessary due to regular wear and tear. If left unrepaired, the damage can become more costly over time—not to mention it detracts from your home's curb appeal. Your screens can have tears or even large holes from pets clawing at the screen, kids playing too rough around the screen area, and general weathering over time.

How Do You Identify Screen Damage?

It's important to keep an eye out for changes in your screens that could signal more serious issues. The most common signs of damage include:

  • Tears in the mesh material
  • Holes
  • Ripped corners
  • Bent frames
  • Buildup of dirt or debris
  • Rusting or corrosion
  • Loose screen material

If you notice any of these signs, contact a screen repair professional.

How Can You Prevent Damage to Your Screens?

You can take steps ahead of time to help prevent screen damage. Start by regularly cleaning your screens with a vacuum cleaner attachment or soft brush to remove dirt and debris. Be gentle, so you do not accidentally damage the screen.

When you wash your windows, remove the screens carefully and wash them as well. You can use a soapy sponge and rinse them with a hose. Do not use a pressure washer or any harsh chemicals, as you will likely damage the screen.

Is There Any Way to Upgrade Your Screens?

If you need screen repairs often or have pets that wreak havoc on your screens, consider installing a pet-resistant screening material, such as tear-resistant vinyl. Being proactive and upgrading your screens to a sturdier material, sometimes called pet screens, can help protect against scratches caused by sharp claws.

Additionally, some homeowners may opt to install solar screens, particularly on south-facing windows. These screens offer a special material that helps reduce the sun's glare and heat, protecting your carpet and furniture and potentially reducing energy costs.

Screen repairs may not always be top-of-mind when it comes to home maintenance tasks, but you should give them a little love at least once a year. Keeping an eye out for potential damage is key if you want your screens to look their best all year round. 


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