Repairing Window Screens
TOM: After a long, harsh winter, your window screens may be in bad shape.Here are tips on repairing window screens Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute. Badly torn screens should be replaced, but if the tears are small, screen repairs are pretty easy.
TOM: Fill small holes in nylon or fiberglass screens with a fill drops of instant adhesive. Fill small holes in metal screens with apoxie. For bigger rips, use a patch kit, which are commonly available at home supply and hardware stores. These kits come with patches of varying sizes big enough to handle a wide variety of holes when repairing window screens.
LESLIE: Cleaning window screens is also important. Remove screens and use the solution of mild soap and water on both sides. Then, let them dry completely before replacing.
TOM: Never use a pressure washer to clean screens in place. The force of the water can damage them, and you’ll probably end up with leaks on the inside of your home as well. That’s how one should be repairing window screens. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.