Tuesday, May 24, 2022

How to Replace a Window Screen

 Five easy steps to replace a window screen reviewed.

How to Replace a Window Screen

Replacing window screens is not as difficult as some people may think it is. Our screen door into our kitchen has a screen at the bottom of the door. So, with traffic in and out all year long I replace this screen almost every year.

Replacing a screen requires a few simple tools. First, you need a fiberglass or aluminum screen. I always use fiberglass, then you will need a screwdriver, spline, utility knife, and 
roller tool all seen in the photo above.

Replacing a Window Screen Step 1:


Step one Remove the old screen

With a screwdriver locate the end of the spline in the old screen and pry it up. Continue to pull the spline out all around the window. You can save and reuse the old spline, but I never do, I always use a new spline it really doesn't cost that much.

Step 2:

Step 2

Now, roll out the new screen over the window frame. Before you cut it make sure you're 2 to 3 inches over on all sides. Don't worry you will trim the excess off later.

Step 3:

Step 3

There are two wheels on the roller tool, one wheel is smooth, and the other wheel is grooved. Using the smooth wheel, begin pressing the screen into the groove on the window frame one side at a time.

Step 4:

Step 4


Set the spline at one end of the window frame and stretch it to the other end. Now, use the grooved end of the roller toll and press the spline into the groove. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other 3 sides of the window frame.

Step 5:

Step 5

Now it's time to trim off the excess screen. Using the utility knife, carefully run it along the outside edge of the window frame groove. Take your time with this because you don't want to slip and cut your new screen. If the spline is not completely pressed down in the corners you can use a screwdriver to push it in.

Replacement Complete

My screen replacement is complete and ready to be placed back on my door until next year. Although, this year I have placed this screen on the top of the door so hopefully I won't have to replace it next year.

 Five easy steps and you can easily replace your window or door screens. You can find all the tools needed to replace window screens at any hardware store.

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6 comments:

  1. You make replacing a window screen look really easy, Sam. Thanks for this helpful step-by-step home repair lesson.

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  2. It's always good to know how to do these minor home repairs. Thanks Sam for the step by step instructions, they are nice and clear for everyone.

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  3. This review is a very useful guide for anyone who needs to replace a window screen. Thank you for the clear and helpful instructions.

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  4. Wow! I had no idea it was that easy to replace a window screen. I want a screen door on our back door so I can leave the back door open for fresh air. I have worried that our Merlin would tear out the screen, but now that I know it would be so easy to replace, I see I don't really need to worry about that. Thank you!

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  5. My husband has replaced our window (and door and deck) screens numerous times. As someone who is "chocolate cake" to biting insects, I'm extremely appreciative of his efforts! Thanks for sharing the right way to do this important job.

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  6. Sam, this is a very needed review for our house. Thanks so much - I was wondering how to do this - I'll show it to my hubby.

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