How to fix a bent window screen?

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  • Deb Deb on May 19, 2017
    1
    Remove the screen assembly from the window track by pulling up on its base-removal tabs and sliding it toward you. Some screen manufacturers may have a different removal process; consult your screen or window owner's manual for specific screen removal instructions.
    2
    Place the screen assembly on a flat surface.
    3
    Locate the frame side that is closest to the dent. Look between this frame side and the screen itself. There should be a spline, or securing strip, between these two assemblies. The spline is pushed into this narrow crevice to hold the screen taut across the frame.
    4
    Insert a flat-head screwdriver into this crevice. Pull the splice upward and out of the crevice by maneuvering the screwdriver's head under the strip. Spline lengths vary among manufacturers; some splines are a continuous strip along the frame while others may be four separate splines.
    5
    Repeat Step 4 for the two perpendicular sides of the frame that flank the original dented area. Do not remove the frame's fourth screen spline.
    6
    Pull the loosened screen taut across the frame to remove the dent. Tape the screen to the frame temporarily with duct tape to retain the tension.
    7
    Press the spline back into the crevice at one corner with the flat-head screwdriver. Continue to press the spline into the crevice until all three sides are reattached again.
    8
    Remove the duct tape from the frame.
    9
    Cut any excess screen material from the frame's edges with a pair of tin snips.
    10
    Reverse Step 1 to reattach the screen to the window's opening.

  • How badly bent? Aluminum frame? Sometimes if not bad, you can gently bend back without it breaking. Or try tapping gently with a rubbeer mallet between an old towel. Worth a try before replacing. Or see if a metal shop in town can bend back or fix for you for a nominal fee.

  • Kungaa joseph Kungaa joseph on May 19, 2017
    It is severly bent inwards as if someone yanked it out of the window slot; I will try to use a hammer with some towels; I have tried to get the maintenance man to fix it or give me a new one, but due to politics of a new proposal for a new apartment complex, nothing major will be done unless it has to.

  • Kungaa joseph Kungaa joseph on May 30, 2017
    It is too much; and it should be the complex to pay for it not me. I will try to use something to fix it. I went walking around and many apartments have this problem. Due to a proposal to build a new building, nothing will be done to fix this problem.