How to Measure and Cut Mesh for a Home Window Screen Frame

If you're looking to replace an existing home window screen frame or install a new one, you'll need to know how to measure and cut the mesh. This tutorial will show you how to do just that, so you can get the perfect fit for your window. Start by using a multi-purpose razor to trim off any excess screen. Hold the knife at a 45-degree angle to the screen frame and cut off any extra fiberglass mesh. If there was already a screen in the window, make sure to replace it according to the same configuration.

If you're not sure if there ever was a screen, you can choose to position it however you want. If your windows open with handles that protrude to the edge of the window frame, you'll need to build the screen so that you can access the window controls. The tutorial I'm sharing today shows how to make a brown window screen, but the steps are exactly the same for a white version. You can also use this protective material to make outdoor mosquito nets for shade. When repairing a screen, make sure to put the tabs before the slot. This will ensure that it is tight and looks great when finished.

If you don't have the right size screens, buy them from a thrift store and customize them for your windows. Before cutting any mesh, determine what hardware or screen clips are needed, if any, and where they are located on the window screen. Then measure your existing windows that you want to replace with new screens. This will help you get an accurate fit for your new window screens.

Jacquelyn Schoenhut
Jacquelyn Schoenhut

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