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Repair that Broken Screen

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

Repairing your damaged house window screens can be a cost-effective and simple way to improve the comfort and the appearance of your home. Dented, torn, or faded window screens can have a negative effect in your resale value; show that your home is well cared for and increase its value!


Repairing your damaged house window screens can have several benefits:

  1. Keep out insects and pests: One of the main reasons to have window screens is to keep out insects and pests. If your window screens are damaged, it can create an entry point for bugs, mosquitoes, and other pests.

  2. Improve air quality: Window screens also help to improve the air quality inside your home by minimizing dust, pollen, and other airborne particles from entering through the windows. This can be especially important for people with allergies or respiratory issues.

  3. Enhance curb appeal: Window screens can also contribute to your home's curb appeal. If your screens are damaged or torn, they can detract from the overall appearance of your home. By repairing or replacing them, you can help to enhance the look of your home and increase its value.

There are several options for screening materials that you can use for your home windows, including:

  1. Fiberglass: Fiberglass is a popular option for window screens because it is durable, lightweight, and easy to install. It is also resistant to both rust and corrosion.

  2. Micro-screen Fiberglass: Same as what is listed above except the screen holes are much smaller making them less noticeable.

  3. Aluminum: Aluminum screens are known for their durability. They are resistant to rust and corrosion but are more prone to dents; they are available in a range of colors.

  4. Pet-resistant screens: Pet-resistant screens are made from heavier materials that are resistant to tearing and scratching, making them a good choice if you have pets.

  5. Solar screens: Solar screens are designed to reduce the amount of heat and UV radiation that enters your home through the windows. They are typically made from a dense, mesh-like material that blocks sunlight.

When choosing a screening material for your home windows, consider your specific needs and preferences, including your budget, desired level of durability, and any specific features you may need, such as pet resistance or solar protection. Whitestone Hardware has a variety of screen material and colors for you to choose from.


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