Having functional window screens installed on the windows of your home is critical for a variety of reasons. The most common and obvious reason for window screens is to keep insects and other pests out of the home, however they are also extremely useful for fresh air and ventilation in your home. Keeping your windows open will reduce the stuffiness of your property and ventilate the areas of your home that are prone to mold and mildew build-up.

If your window screens are broken or bent it can be a nuisance, especially in the warm spring and summer months. If you’ve discovered that your window screens aren’t doing their job as effectively as they should be, here are some steps you can take:

Assess the damage

If you notice your window screen isn’t working effectively, first assess the extent of the damage. Take a look at the frame and determine whether there’s a significant break or a minor bend. If it’s truly broken, the screen will likely need to be replaced. However if it’s only slightly damaged you may be able to have the screen or frame repaired.

Repair Option

If the damage is minor and the frame is still intact, you may be able to repair the bent or broken window screen. You can try straightening a bent frame by carefully bending it back into shape using pliers or a similar tool. For small holes or tears in the screen fabric, it is possible to replace only the screen mesh. Budget glass can replace the damaged mesh and reuse the existing frame to save costs and to avoid throwing away usable materials.

Replacement Options

If the damage is extensive or the frame is broken beyond repair, you may need to replace the window screen. Budget Glass offers custom manufactured window and door screens. We manufacture a full line of screens to fit virtually all doors and windows including aluminum, wood, and vinyl windows and patio doors. Our window screen materials meet or exceed current industry standards and are available in white, brown and beige. Fibreglass mesh screen material is standard, but if you prefer aluminum screen mesh, it’s also available upon request. Additionally, we offer a heavy-duty pet mesh to withstand the paws of our furry friends. Screens are installed in your window using clips and fasteners such as butterfly clips, metal tension springs, thumb turn clips, plastic inserts or a variety of other methods. Budget Glass is happy to sell replacement parts for nearly every window screen!

Safety Precautions

When dealing with a broken window screen, it’s important to take safety precautions. Wear gloves and eye protection to avoid injury from damaged materials. Be careful when handling tools or sharp objects, and follow all safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer for any repair or replacement process.

How to Prevent Future Damage

Prevent future damage to your window screens, avoid pushing or pulling on them, especially with excessive force. Keep them clean and clear of debris, and trim any overhanging branches or vegetation that could potentially damage the screens during windy conditions. Regular maintenance and care can help extend the lifespan of your window screens.

In summary, the best course of action for a bent or broken window screen depends on the severity of the damage. Minor damage may be repairable, while extensive damage may require replacement. Contact our experts at Budget Glass for all of your custom window and door screen needs.