How to Secure Window Screens and Keep Them in Place

Window screens are an essential part of any home, providing ventilation and protection from insects. But how do you keep them in place? There are several different types of hardware that can be used to secure window screens, such as spring plungers, bail loops, acorn-type swivel locks, butterfly clasps, screen clips, tension springs, and more. Spring plungers, also known as plunger bolts, are one of the most common types of hardware used to secure window screens. The metal tab of a spring plunger extends to a slot or hole in the window frame to hold the screen in place.

Bail loops are another popular option for keeping the screen snug against the window frame. These closures have a spherical head screw that is inserted into the inner part of the sill. Slip-On loops and Spline Channel Bail Loops are two types of bail loops available. Acorn-type swivel locks are attached to the outside of the screen frame with a small screw or rivet.

Butterfly clasps (also known as blade-shaped clasps) work in a similar way to Bail Loops, but they must first have notches to be installed correctly. Aluminum sliding locks can be used with aluminum window frames. Screen clips are another window screen hardware option that is used to keep the window screen in the existing window frame. All are made of high-strength plastic or high-strength aluminum. Tension springs are an optional accessory for window screens that helps keep screens firmly within the window frame channel.

They are installed differently than other hardware options, but they help to hold window mosquito nets firmly and securely inside the window frame channel. Window screens can also block the sun's heat with sunscreen material and protect the interior of the house from direct sunlight. When installing any type of hardware for window screens, it's important to make sure that it is securely fastened and that all components fit properly. If you're unsure about how to install any type of hardware for your window screens, it's best to consult a professional for assistance. With the right hardware and installation techniques, you can ensure that your window screens stay securely in place.

Jacquelyn Schoenhut
Jacquelyn Schoenhut

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