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How to Replace Window Screen Mesh?

Mar. 15, 2023

Replacing window screens can be a simple task that can improve the look and function of your windows. By following the simple steps and tips below, you can easily replace your old window screens and enjoy a fresh, new look for your windows.

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What You Will Need:

New window screen mesh

Spline roller tool

Utility knife or scissors

Flathead screwdriver



Step 1: Remove the old window screen mesh

The first step is to remove the old window screen mesh. Start by removing the frame from the window. Then, using a flathead screwdriver, pry the spline out of the frame. The spline is a rubber or vinyl cord that holds the mesh in place. Once the spline is removed, you can easily remove the old mesh.

Step 2: Measure and cut the new window screen mesh

Once you have removed the old mesh, measure the size of the frame and add a few inches on each side to allow for the new mesh to be secured in place. Cut the new mesh to size using a pair of scissors or utility knife.

Step 3: Install the new window screen mesh

Lay the new mesh over the frame, ensuring that it is centered and evenly distributed. Starting at one end, use the spline roller tool to push the spline into the frame, securing the mesh in place. Work your way around the frame, using the tool to ensure that the mesh is tight and even.

Step 4: Trim the excess mesh

Once you have secured the new mesh in place, use a utility knife or scissors to trim the excess mesh from the edges of the frame. Be careful not to cut the spline or damage the mesh.

Step 5: Reinstall the frame

Once you have trimmed the excess mesh, it is time to reinstall the frame. Place the frame back into the window and use a pair of pliers to push the spline back into the groove around the frame. Make sure the spline is firmly in place and that the mesh is tight and even.

Step 6: Test the window screen

Finally, test the window screen to ensure that it is functioning properly. Open and close the window to make sure that the screen is securely in place and that it is not loose or wobbly.

Tips and Tricks:

If you are having trouble removing the spline, use a pair of pliers or a flathead screwdriver to pry it out of the frame.

If you are having trouble getting the spline to stay in place, try spraying a small amount of water or soap on the spline to make it easier to push into the groove.

If you do not have a spline roller tool, you can use a flathead screwdriver or another tool with a flat edge to push the spline into the frame.

If you are working with a larger frame or mesh, it may be helpful to have a second person assist you in holding the frame steady while you install the new mesh and spline.

Also, when purchasing window screen materials, be sure to buy screens made of materials that are suitable for your home. jiushen can provide you with stainless steel window screen mesh, high quality aluminum window screen mesh, and high visibility flame retardant stainless steel window screen. if you are not sure how to choose the right window screen mesh, please feel free to contact us for professional solutions.

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