A window screen is an incredibly useful thing. It keeps the bugs, dirt and little annoying creatures out of your house. It keeps your pets in (so they won't fall out from an apartment building to the streets of Naperville while chasing a bug), and helps in many different ways keep the outside where it belongs. Just like with a lot of other things in our lives, we don't realize how actually helpful it is, until it gets torn. So, if you have a hole in your window screen, you may need to look for screen window repair Naperville Naperville, Il. Or you can try to do it yourself. If you choose the second option, here are a few tips on how you can do it.
Materials and Tools
To fix your torn window screen, you will need some tools and materials. Don't worry, they are available for everybody and are easy to find. So, get a flathead screwdriver, scissors, a spline, a spline rolling tool, a utility knife and of course screening material.
The most commonly used screening material is fiberglass, although you can choose from a wide variety of options. For example, glass-shield, pet screen, solar insect, sunscreen, bronze and more. Choose one depending on your needs.
You can get it from one of the companies that provide window replacement and repair services, such as Replacement Windows Illinois. Save yourself some time, and call them to ask what options they have available instead of running all over Naperville looking for one.
Repairing the Screen
Repairing a window screen isn't too hard, but you should be accurate because you don't want to end up wasting more money if something goes wrong. So, let's get started.
Use your screwdriver to remove the old spline (a strip made of rubber or plastic that holds the screening) from the frame. You can toss it away since over time it gets hard and breakable, so you can't reuse it.
Place the screening material over the frame trying to keep it straight with overlap by about 3/4" to 1". Using scissors, cut corners at a 45-degree angle right above the spline groove. It will keep the material from bundling where the edges connect.
With a spline rolling tool, push the screen and a new spline into the groove. Start from the corners and go all over the frame.
You will have the extra screen material sticking out from the frame where you rolled it in. Cut it off with the utility knife on top of the spline.
Get Professional Service
Voila! This is a simple DIY method to fix the torn window screen. However, it sounds easy, if you haven't done anything similar before, it would be a better idea to hire a professional who can do it for you just right. Many companies in Naperville provide screen window repair services so it won't be difficult for you to find one with a reasonable price. Replacement Windows Illinois is one of the companies you can turn to and get the job done at the top-quality level.