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What to do when you rip a screen

Date: 04/11/2019 | Source:

Screen doors are lovely in the summer - but why do they always seem to rip?

If you're having this problem, there are definitely things you can do. For example, if it's just a minor tear it can be repaired with clear nail polish or repair tape.

Once you have done that a few times, however, it might be time for a new screen. Cottage Life said, "You’ll want to buy replacement screening that’s at least an inch or so wider and taller than the screens you’re replacing. There are also larger rolls available for patio doors."

Click the link for more instructions on how to replace a screen yourself!

How to repair a torn window or patio door screen | Cottage Life

It’s sold in rolls, or in a kit complete with spline—the rubber material that holds the screen in place—and replacement aluminum frames.Next, lay the replacement screen over the frame and cut it to size, leaving an inch or so of overlap around all four sides.

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