Installation of screens in Calabasas

This home needed the window screens replaced. The owner called us for a free estimate and  we scheduled an appointment with him Saturday morning. She could only schedule the appointment for Saturdays, because she works during the week so she was looking for a mobile screen service that worked on weekends.                                                                                                                                                                                Read more…

Rescreening Window Frames

 

 

Rescreening Window screens

Rescreening Window screens

If insects are invading your home, it could be that your window screens are in need of repair. If the screen frame, usually made of wood or metal, is in good shape there is no need for replacement of the entire frame, simply rescreen the frame.

When rescreening, instead of using ordinary metal or vinyl material, consider a dense vinyl mesh. This material will not only keep out bugs but will also prevent a significant amount of heat from the sun from entering your home.

An average-size screen will take only about 15 minutes for a do-it-yourselfer, with a cost under $5.

For a screen with an aluminum frame, you’ll need a pair of needle-nose pliers, a razor knife with a sharp blade and a spline installation tool or spline roller, which looks like a pizza cutter.

In most aluminum-framed screens, the screen material is held in place by a vinyl bead called spline which is inserted into a channel that runs the entire perimeter of the frame. You need to remove the spline in order to remove the old screen material and install the new screen material. Use the needle-nose pliers to grasp one end of the spline, usually found at a corner, and peel it back until reaching the other end. The spline generally is installed in one piece, but due to aging may have to be removed in pieces. Once the spline has been removed, simply peel back the old screen and dispose of it and the spline.

To install the new screen, cut a piece of vinyl screen material approximately two or three inches longer than the frame in both directions. Next lay the screen over the frame and, starting at a corner, insert one end of the new spline into the channel. Once the spline has been started with a steady downward pressure use the spline roller to pack the remaining spline in one continuous piece around the entire perimeter of the frame.

When you reach the corner where you began, use a razor knife to carefully trim any excess spline. Again, with the razor knife, trim the excess screen material at the joint where the spline meets the aluminum frame.

The process for wood is much the same, with a few exceptions. First, while some wood frames have channels like aluminum ones, others do not. Those with channels are handled much like their aluminum counterparts, generally with the addition of a small piece of wood trim to conceal the channel.

Wood frames with no channel rely on staples rather than spline for strength. Once the screen material is stapled into place at the perimeter, the staples should be concealed with a small piece of wood trim. After installing the trim with small finish nails, use a razor knife to trim the excess.

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Pet Screen and pet door

                                    Do you need a pet glass panel for your glass sliding door or a pet door for your sliding or swinging screen door? Is your home one of those suffering from patio sliding screen doors that slide poorly? Or maybe you have a pet that shreds your sliding Read more…

Bug Screens

   Bug screens will not only help keep your home safe from mosquito’s, flies but they can help keep your home cool from the hot suns rays.  That’s right solar screen is what we use if your being attacked by the sun.  If you have any questions about any of these Read more…

How to take a window screen off?

 Mobile Screen Service Winter Specials: Window Re-Screening:  $28 per screen (2 min, size up to 48″x48″) Screen Door Re-Screening:  $88 per screen door (1 min, size up to 60″x96″) contact us for any other questions. Aluminum and Vinyl Windows There are hundreds of window manufacturers and just about an equal amount of ways Read more…