Building your window screen to renovate the look of your window is one of the best ways to revamp your home. A good window screen is something that every homeowner should look out for, considering that the windows form the focal point of your walls, and naturally, draw the most attention. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a guide to help you fit your screen at home, without much effort!
Before you start to fit your screen, you must figure out what kind of screen you want to install. There are numerous different materials that you can choose from, each coming with their benefits and unique looks.
Types of Window Screens
- Aluminum screens are ideal for those who are looking for something that will last them a good amount of years. This type of screen can match with almost any window type and vary in color and finishes depending on your preference.
- Fiberglass is one of the newest additions to the market and is one of the sturdiest screens out there. Fiberglass is also one of the easiest to install.
- Solar Screens are generally what you should opt for if you want to keep out the sun and keep their rooms cool. According to your preference, a screen of your desired diameter needs to be purchased.
DIY Screen Project
Screen spline is one of the main components when it comes to fitting a frame. It is something that is easily available and must be placed in the grooves, with the screen fitted onto it. Make sure that it is sturdy and does not move or unhinge.
We recommend using a spline roller to make the installation job easier. We also recommend DAPA’s foam screen spline to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from installing screen spline.
Here’s how to install a screen spline:
- Cut the screen a few inches larger than the frame
- Using the spline roller, push the screen and spline into the channel on the frame. Be sure to tighten the screen as you go, but keep it slightly loose. As you work your way around the frame, the screen will tighten on its own.
- Use a screwdriver to push the spine into the corners of the frame
- Complete the rest of the installation around the frame
- When you work all the way around the frame, cut the excess spline at your starting corner. Press the rest of the spline into the frame’s channel.
- Trim the rest of the screen