However, without regular maintenance a window screen can become dirty, damaged and will eventually need to be replaced. It’s always less expensive to clean your screens than it is to replace them, so save yourself some money and take the time to take care of those screens.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you maintain your window screens, so they’ll last just as long as your windows.
To clean a window screen remove it from the window frame. Use a mixture of mild soap and water and scrub the screen with a soft bristle brush. Brush both sides of the screen and around the interior and exterior of the frame. Rinse off the unit with lukewarm water. Make sure you allow the screen to dry completely before replacing in the window.
Yes! NEVER pressure wash a window screen or window. The force of the water could damage the screen or window.
Yearly cleaning is suggested.
Patch kits for small holes are available in most hardware and home stores.
Yes. Almost every window screen will fade slightly over time when exposed to sunlight. Check out your window screen warranty for specifics on replacement steps if you feel it’s needed.
No. You can leave a window screen in year-round.