rescreening windows

rescreening windows

Rescreening windows is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to update and improve the look of your home. It can also help to keep pests out and let fresh air in.

When to rescreen:

There are a few signs that it is time to rescreen:

  • The screen is torn or damaged.
  • The screen is sagging or not level.
  • The screen is making noise when it is touched.
  • The screen is covered in dirt, dust, or cobwebs.
  • The screen is blocking the flow of fresh air.

Benefits of rescreening:

There are a number of benefits including:

  • Improved energy efficiency: A new screen can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home by keeping out pests and letting in fresh air. This can help to reduce your energy costs in the summer and winter.
  • Increased curb appeal: A new screen can add a touch of style and elegance to your home.
  • Added security: Some screens come with security features, such as locks and durable frames. This can help to deter burglars and protect your home.
  • Reduced maintenance: Replacement screens are typically made of durable materials that require minimal maintenance.

How to rescreen your windows:

To rescreen your windows, you will need the following materials:

  • New screen material
  • Spline
  • Spline roller
  • Utility knife
  • Screwdriver


  1. Remove the old screen from the window frame.
  2. Clean the window frame and make sure it is level.
  3. Cut the new screen material to size.
  4. Roll the spline into the window frame, starting at a corner and working your way around.
  5. Trim any excess spline with the utility knife.
  6. Stretch the new screen material over the window frame and secure it with the spline.
  7. Use the utility knife to trim any excess screen material.
  8. Reinstall the window frame in the window opening.

Tips for rescreening your windows:

  • If you are having trouble rolling the spline into the window frame, try using a spline roller. This tool will help you to roll the spline in evenly and securely.
  • When stretching the new screen material over the window frame, be sure to pull it tautly. This will help to prevent the screen from sagging or tearing.
  • If you are rescreening a large window, you may want to have a helper. This will make the job easier and faster.

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