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How to Repair Your Own Screen

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Repairing a screen is actually not has hard as you think it might be. I recently replaced the screening in our screen door that had been on the receiving end of some curious young kitties. My screen door fix cost less than $10 and only took about 20 minutes to do. You can see the full tutorial on http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-fix-screen.html

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  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Jul 27, 2012

    That is one thing I do not miss after moving to Colorado from Michigan......bugs. I've been in my home for 20 years now and have not "needed" a screen door. Our dry climate is not very productive when it comes to mosquitoes...we do get an occasional fly now and then.

  • Kyle G
    Kyle G Middletown, NJ
    on Jul 27, 2012

    Thanks for the tutorial! Definitely going to try to fix mine soon.

  • Z
    Z
    on Jul 29, 2012

    Oh we've done more screen replacement than we want to ever think of doing again. The first summer at our home in a country neighborhood was the year of the grasshopper. Being surrounded by corn fields didn't help the matter. All our twenty eight window screens were destroyed when eaten by those nasty creatures. I had no idea they'd eat fiberglass. You'd have thought after all the work replacing all those screens that even four years later when we screened in our front porch we would have remembered that first summers disaster. Nope! We used standard fiber glass screen cloth. By that fall it too was full of holes. Since we'd replaced our windows with Solar Screen and they were hole free we braved it and used it for the sun porch. We're guessing the weave is tighter and thicker so they can't get their "teeth" pinchers around it to eat it. That was four years ago now and many grass hoppers later. All the screens are still intact. Yay! You can see some of the holes in the photo below along with our other "friendly" insect the Japanese Beetle commonly known as the lady bug that took up residence behind the Solar Screen cap system.

    • Z
      Z
      on Aug 22, 2015

      @DORLIS we're happy with the solar screen. It's held up very well. Both HoDe and L's carry it. It's a little more expensive than standard fiberglas screen, but well worth it.

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Jul 30, 2012

    Long after mankind has been displaced in the environment...insects will rule.

  • Z
    Z
    on Jul 30, 2012

    So true KMS. I just popped over to your blog in hopes of finding your real name so I wouldn't have to keep calling you by your user name and found you live in Boulder. I lived there for a short time while going to the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. I loved Boulder! Lucky you!

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