How to Install Custom Window Screens in Old Window Frames

Hurricane Sandy has created a lot of damage along the east coast.

And although window screens seem insignificant versus flooded basements many folks will need to air out their houses by opening windows. If the screen was damaged or blown away you can easily (and affordably) replace them using screen repair kits found at the hardware store.

I wanted to share how I installed a new custom window screen into an old window frame because it might be a problem others will encounter. You can view the post I put together at

If you only have time to do one thing you should view the video. It walks you through the installation process and shows a few tips that I've learned over the years of managing rental homes. I promise the video is entertaining. There's also a link to the post on how to make the screen itself. Happy Halloween.

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    A very timely tip. Thank you so much for the great info!
  • Home Repair Tutor
    Home Repair Tutor Pittsburgh, PA
    Thanks Miriam. If it helps just one person I'd be super happy. My heart goes out to everyone along the east coast that got devastated by Sandy's wind and water. I hope you're okay.
  • Gerri
    Gerri Tyrone, GA
    What do you do if u don't have frames
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