It’s common for window screens to develop rips and tears over time. While most screens are designed to last 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced, lack of care and attention can cause them to get brittle more quickly and thus more susceptible to damage. When that happens, you don’t necessarily need to replace them altogether—especially if the frame and hardware are still in good working order. You can simply replace the screen material and extend the life of your screens.
According to the article How to Fix Screen Material by DIY Network, you can replace the screen material in your window screens in six easy steps:
1. Cut the screen material to size
2. Remove the old screen
3. Lay the new screen across the frame
4. Replace the spline
5. Press the spline into the frame
6. Cut away the excess screen
For photos, detailed instructions, and a list of the tools and materials you will need to do the job, you can read the entire article here.
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