How to Measure Window Screens for the Perfect Fit

When it comes to measuring window screens, the “edge” of the window is the most important factor. Place the end of a measuring tape behind the edge and measure vertically up to the window screen channel. This is essential to get an accurate measurement, as some screens may have an arc in the frame due to damage, misuse, or if the screen material is too tight. Installing outdoor solar screens with brick clips is a simple process that anyone can do.

It's easy to measure, and exact size isn't as important as other methods. Plus, no drills or screws are required, and brick grips can be attached to the sides of the bricks for easy installation and removal. The brick grips don't need to be permanently attached to the sunscreen frame, so they can be adjusted during installation for a better fit. When measuring mosquito nets, it's important to keep in mind that window sizes may vary from window to window in many homes.

These types of window screens are usually installed on rails located at the top and bottom of the outside of the window. Measure the total size of the Window Screen screen as you would with screens without a grid pattern, depending on your chosen type of installation. Horizontal “sliding” windows are opened by sliding them from left to right and are usually made of aluminum or vinyl. The most common and easiest way to measure a replacement screen is to use the existing screen.

If your house has street-facing windows with a colonial-style grid pattern, you'll want to offer that same pattern on your outdoor sunscreen. If you plan to make mosquito nets yourself, make sure you have all the necessary tools available. Horizontal “half-window sliding” screens normally only cover the left half of the window when viewed from outside. Generally speaking, there are three basic sizes of screen frames that will be on 90% of windows in the United States.

Jacquelyn Schoenhut
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