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Screen Windows Replacement - What are your options?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Why use Screen Windows?

Living in a hot location is generally perceived to be good for your health, but dealing with constant heat can be a real challenge.  Installing air conditioners will keep the heat at bay, but you prefer a lower electric bill and being green, you'll want to open your windows instead.  This is a good initiative but will means you will be letting in insects.  By installing screen windows you keep the house cool for free, but still provide a means to protect yourself from insects like mosquitoes.

When is Screen Window Replacement Necessary?

If moving into an older home, or after using your window screens for a while, you might need them replaced.  Some people replaced their window screens because they want to buy something that will provide better protection. 

Window screens certainly develop holes over time as screen materials perish in the environment with ultraviolet light or water deteriorating the mesh.  Ice and snow collection or slipping off roofs in winter can tear the fabric and make very large holes very quickly.  Bugs find these holes, especially at night when the lights are on and can be extremely  irritating.

Sun control screens are another reason why people choose to replace their windows. The more you are able to reduce direct sunlight through your windows, the less heat you will get inside your house. This in turn means that you will spend less money trying to cool your home by having the  air-conditioner switched on all day.

Types and Ways of Replacing Screen Windows

It is possible to choose from different types of window screen replacements units.  For example, made from fiberglass, mesh wire and that can be partially opened.  There are many reasons why you might want to choose this.  Often, it is because you want to get a good view of what's on the other side and also to allow more light to get through.

There are two ways to carry out screen windows replacement. You can either buy them from a dealer that will do the installation or install them yourself.  That said, you will need to think about the cost of your installations.  For example, if buying the Thermwell Screen Window 12 Pack set at Amazon you will have to do the installation yourself.

Replacement screen windows cheap at $17.95 each

If you're getting a professional company to do everything for you, you will have to factor in the installation fee.  If you're replacing multiple window screens, it will be easier to get the bulk discount. If you need your storm window frames need replaced anyway, you should get new screens automatically if buying new windows, so decide if you wnat the classis glasss and mesh storms too.

There are many online screen windows replacement companies competing for your business.  Many boast fast turnaround times for custom sized openings and they will either send you the windows and you replace them yourself.  Or they also offer a comprehensive installation service.  It is up to you with your budget and skills to decide which is the best option. It certainly is nice to come home to the job done, and not have the hassle of all that measuring and work yourself.

The cheapest option, if  the frames of your windows are in fairly good quality and condition, is to replace the window screens only leaving the frames intact.  This is simple enough but tricky procedure, and you will require at least the edging tool for trapping the mesh and  a sharp knife.  Often PVC window screening can be bought by the roll at the hardware store.  Sometimes the local hardware store will offer a mesh or screen material replacement service at a nominal fee too.



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