Two summers of intense hail storms left our window screens in bad shape, so we’ve been working on replacing them this week. Need to replace some of yours, too? Here’s how it’s done:
What You’ll Need:
- Window Screening (at least 2″ wider than your screen frame)
- A screen tool
- A utility knife
- A small, flathead screwdriver
What You Do:
Step 1: Remove the spline. Start in a corner with a small, flathead screwdriver. Then, once you get a hold of it, pull the rest out by hand.
Step 2: Remove the old screening.
Step 3: Lay the new screening over the frame, overlapping the spline groove on all sides.
Step 4: Using the concave wheel on the screen tool, re-insert the spline and roll it into the groove. Be sure to keep the screening straight and tightly stretched, as you roll. It helps to have a few extra hands for this step.
Step 5: Trim off the excess screening on the outside edge of the spline groove. Then, re-install your window screen.