When installing new window screens, rotate the levers that are holding the old screen in and pry out the rubber gasket. Learn about installing a new screen based on the instructions that come with the screen with help from a remodeling specialist in this free video on installing window screens.
Hi, I'm Tim Gipson and I'm going to talk to you about how to install a new window screen. First step is go ahead and open the window and this particular kind, these are tilt outs, so we want to lift it up a little bit and then tilt it out. Then the next thing we'll need to do is rotate the two levers that are holding the screen in and then we can pull down on this tab and we pull the screen out. Now, as happens just over a period of time, your screens can deteriorate and/or pets can get into them and cause some holes. And screens, instead of having to buy the whole frame, it's very easy to change these out. You see on the backside here, we've got this black, recessed ridge all the way around and what that is is a screen spline. So, if you want to install new screens, what we can do is, if you've got a lot of screens you're going to do, you can buy a bucket of spline such as this or they come in smaller packages. You'll need a spline roller. And then to change this out, you'll need something like the end of the file here where you can reach down and pry out this rubber gasket. Now prying out this rubber gasket, we can remove it all the way around and then we could lay a new screen in and then put this spline back in. And, of course, once the spline's back in, we would take a knife, we'd trim it all around and we have a brand new screen. So screens are really easy to change out and specific instructions can be found on the screen material that you can get at any home improvement store or hardware store. So once we've changed the screen out, we're ready to put it back in. Reverse the process, we tilt our window out, we want to slide it down in the outside track, we'll pop it in and now we'll pop the top in. We'll want to check the bottom and make sure it's all the way down into the recess. Then, once we do that, we can push it in and we can rotate our levers up here to lock it in place and we're good to go. Now, if your frame is damaged, if you'll measure from the inside of the window on the screen recess to inside and then also the top to bottom, you can get that measurement and then you should be able to get replacement screens with the whole frame in there. So, once we're done, we just tilt our window back in and we're good to go. So, I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to install new window screens.
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