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    Screen Repair/Replace Advice

    Ok CF,

    So I am a new homeowner and I have a few screens that need some attention. I have a small hole in my sliding door to the deck, and another small hole in a window screen in a bedroom. Also, one of my bathrooms is missing a screen.

    I need some suggestions on places in Des Moines to get repairs/replacements? Can they just be rescreened? Or is just replacing the whole thing the way to go?

    FYI my windows are sliding track type windows where they open left to right and the screen piece just sets behind the windows and pops in an out.

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    Re: Screen Repair/Replace Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Ok CF,

    So I am a new homeowner and I have a few screens that need some attention. I have a small hole in my sliding door to the deck, and another small hole in a window screen in a bedroom. Also, one of my bathrooms is missing a screen.

    I need some suggestions on places in Des Moines to get repairs/replacements? Can they just be rescreened? Or is just replacing the whole thing the way to go?

    FYI my windows are sliding track type windows where they open left to right and the screen piece just sets behind the windows and pops in an out.

    Thanks!
    rescreen. easy to do yourself. or, there is a small hardware store on the corner of 63rd and ashworth - tru value i think - and they have an excellent repair shop in the back corner for screens and windows.


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    Re: Screen Repair/Replace Advice

    I rescreened a couple of windows myself and it was super easy to do. They also have different types of screens based on if you want it to be more transparent or stop more of the sun to keep the house cool or keep out bugs or whatever.



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    Re: Screen Repair/Replace Advice

    Thanks guys...I'm assuming you can just grab the screens to do it yourself at any of the typical places, TrueValue, Lowe's etc...?



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    Re: Screen Repair/Replace Advice

    Easy to do yourself. BUT, make sure you get the screen tool. It is a pain without. Another piece of advice: On large screens, don't pull them too tight or you'll pull in the sides and you'll have a gap between the screen frame and your window when you are done. Some people will put a spacer (like a stick) to keep the sides from coming in when tightening. Lastly, don't cut the screen until it is the frame. Trim it up when you are all done.

    Edit: I haven't looked but I'm betting you could find a youtube video or a DIY site with a video of the process.


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