How to Measure and Replace a Home Window Screen Mesh

Replacing a home window screen mesh can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With the right tools and knowledge, you can easily measure and replace the mesh in your window screen. To determine the size of an existing hole in a home window screen for replacement mesh, measure from the channel at the top of the opening under the window frame to the edge of the bottom of the frame. Cut a 1-inch by 1-inch square from the center of a piece of paper to make a counting template.

This will help you keep track of the line of openings as you count them. Align the edges of the trimmed square with the warp or wires that form horizontal and vertical lines on the mesh. Hold the paper on the window screen with adhesive tape. The size of the mesh is determined by counting the number of openings it has per square inch.

Once you have determined the opening size, you can choose a screen that fits into a “U-channel” in your window frame. The width of this “U-channel” determines the correct width of the frame needed for the screen. Reflect Window %26 Door stocks a wide variety of window and door hardware, tools and supplies, including a large selection of glazing tools and supplies. Window screens consist of meshes made of aluminum wire, fiberglass or synthetic fibers such as plastic or polyester.

Some screens are coated or laminated with a layer of plastic, making them more durable when found with pets or children. Screens are sometimes called “half screens” because they only cover the part of the window that opens. For double windows, mosquito nets cover the entire window and usually have a cross bar in the center as a support. Different types of mosquito nets are used for various purposes; for example, smaller screens are used to keep tiny insects, such as mosquitoes, away.

Solar mosquito nets also reflect heat and sunlight to block up to 90 percent of sunlight and heat that enter your home during summer months.Replacing your home window screen mesh doesn't have to be difficult. With these tips, you can easily measure and replace your window screen mesh.

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