Window Screen Repair Replacement


Window Screen Repair Replacement

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on window screen repair and replacement. Living in the Sunshine State comes with numerous benefits, but it also means dealing with occasional wear and tear on your window screens due to the tropical climate and outdoor elements. In this guide, we'll highlight the importance of repairing or replacing your window screens and provide you with valuable tips to keep your home comfortable and bug-free.

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Why Window Screen Repair Matters

Window screens play a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable living environment while allowing you to enjoy the fresh air and natural light that Florida has to offer. Here's why repairing or replacing them is important:

  1. Protection from Insects: Florida's warm climate attracts a variety of insects. Damaged or torn screens can provide an entry point for mosquitoes, flies, and other pests, which can disrupt your indoor comfort. In fact, we often find wasp nests behind broken window screens.

  2. Dust and Debris: Screens act as a barrier against dust, debris, and pollen, ensuring that your indoor spaces remain clean and allergen-free. As a result, don't be surprised to find up to 1-inch thick moss and dirt build-up between your screen and window.
  3. Energy Efficiency: Intact screens help regulate indoor temperatures by allowing passive ventilation. Window screens also block between 30-80% of UV and heat from the sun. And as a result will lower your energy bill.

  4. MOLD AND WATER DAMAGE: By far the most serious problem with broken window screens and lack of window cleaning is water getting stuck and getting into the wall and in the house. Therefore, inspect your screens and sills, and contact us to do the necessary window screen repairs.

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Signs Your Window Screens Need Attention

Identifying when your window screens need repair or replacement is essential. Look out for the following signs:

  1. Visible Damage: Obvious tears, holes, or bent frames are clear indicators that your screens need attention. Because we want to keep pests out.

  2. Fading or Discoloration: Over time, sun exposure can cause screens to fade or become discolored. This can weaken the material and reduce its effectiveness. This will help determine whether a repair or a replacement is recommended.

  3. Warped Frames: Bent or misshapen frames can prevent screens from fitting snugly, allowing bugs and dirt to enter.

  4. Dirt Buildup at the Bottom: Usually black dirt buildup is the main cause of moisture getting stuck against your window, and this will feed mold to find its way into your walls and house. 

Window Screen Repair vs. Replacement

In some cases, a simple repair might suffice, while in others, a complete replacement might be necessary. Consider the following factors when making your decision:

  1. Extent of Damage: Small tears or holes can often be patched up, but extensive damage might warrant a replacement. However, for esthetic reasons, WindowCleans will not patch screens, and thus we will replace the mesh inside the frame.

  2. Age of Screens: If your screens are old and showing multiple signs of wear, replacement could provide better long-term value. A home with visibly old window screens simply becomes just that: an old house. We will provide the dual quote at that point, to either repair or replace the window screen.

  3. Material Quality: High-quality screens made from durable materials tend to last longer, but even these will eventually need attention. Most window screens are aluminum. And although they will not rust, the paint will fade and replacement may be the better option. 

Window screens are more than just barriers – they contribute to your overall living experience in Florida. Keeping them in good condition ensures your home remains bug-free, well-ventilated, and energy-efficient. Keeping your screens in good condition will minimize mold and humidity to enter your property. Regular maintenance, timely repairs, and, when needed, replacements will help you make the most of the beautiful Florida weather without compromising on comfort.