Window screen replacement can appear daunting or time consuming to a homeowner, but replacing a simple screen is a task that can normally be completed by a home-improvement newbie as easily as a home-improvement pro. There are some questions that you’ll need to ask in order to get the right screen and get it installed correctly. You also may want to change the type of screen you have to better suit the needs of your home. Exploring the variety of window screens can be fun and give your home new life.
Since window screen replacement offers you a chance to change screen types, don’t feel nervous asking about the different types, brands, and manufacturers. There are generally five different types of screens: Insect Control, Sun Control, Weatherizing, Golf Ball Protection, and Allergy screens. The options could appear overwhelming, but it is important to remember that there are many people available to help you in your selection process. Window screen replacement also provides new options in regard to size, thickness, durability, color, and material.
Because of the variety of options, ask yourself some important questions during your window screen replacement. The first is how strong does your window screen need to be? Often thinner and cheaper screens are less durable and more susceptible to ripping and tearing. For families with small children and pets, a thicker screen is likely a better option. Even a toddler can lean into a screen and rip it if the screen is not thick enough to bear the child’s weight. Cats and dogs can also get through thinner screams. Their nails are sharp and their weight make thinner screens no challenge to get through.
Aside from thickness, another important thing to consider in your window screen replacement is the different types that are needed by the people in your home. If a child or adult has allergies, it would be a wise choice to look into allergy protective window screens. Theses screens are designed to allow fresh air to flow freely but can filter out 100% of air born pollens in the air. Another option is sun control screens. In the summer, cooling costs can sky rocket your energy bill and replacing the screens with ones that help to block sunlight can reduce the costs. Sun control screens cannot only reduce your air conditioning costs, but they can also preserve the colors of curtains, carpet, and furniture from sun bleaching.
Window screen replacement is an easy task for a homeowner to complete on their own, but professionals can also do it rather cheaply. When shopping around for new screens, be sure to ask questions and gather information regarding your family and the needs of your home. Cost will be an unavoidable factor into your selections. But choosing options within your budget is relatively easy. Many resources are available to you and your family while selecting new screens in your window screen replacement process. Don’t be afraid to consider options available to you and to consider the needs of you and your family.