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Window Screen Repair: Ensuring Fresh Air and Keeping Pests Out

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November 16, 2023

Windows are our portals to the outside world, offering fresh air and natural light. But they also need to be a barrier against unwanted pests. This is where window screens play a crucial role. Over time, screens can wear out or get damaged, making window screen repair a vital service for maintaining the comfort and safety of your home. In this article, we'll dive into the world of window screen repair, highlighting its importance and the nuances involved.

The Importance of Window Screen Integrity

1. Protection Against Insects and Pests: The primary function of window screens is to keep insects and pests out while allowing fresh air in. A torn or damaged screen loses this capability, making your home vulnerable to mosquitoes, flies, and other pests.

2. Ventilation: A well-maintained window screen is essential for proper ventilation. It ensures that you can open your windows to allow fresh air circulation without worrying about pests.

3. Allergen Reduction: For those sensitive to outdoor allergens, screens can act as a barrier, reducing the amount of pollen and other allergens entering the home.

Signs Your Window Screens Need Repair

1. Visible Tears or Holes: The most obvious sign is physical damage like tears or holes, which can allow pests to enter.

2. Warping or Frame Damage: Over time, the frame of the screen can warp or bend, causing gaps or improper fitting in the window.

3. Difficulty in Opening or Closing: If your window screens are hard to open or close, it could indicate a problem with the screen tracks or frame alignment.

DIY Vs. Professional Screen Repair

1. DIY Screen Repair: For minor damages, a DIY approach can be a cost-effective solution. Simple patch kits are available for small tears.

2. Professional Repair Services: For major damage or high-quality, long-lasting repairs, professional services are recommended. Professionals like West Lake Window Glass have the expertise and tools to ensure a perfect repair.

Types of Window Screens

1. Standard Fiberglass Screens: The most common type, known for its durability and affordability.

2. Aluminum Screens: A more durable option than fiberglass, resistant to corrosion but more prone to dents.

3. Specialty Screens: This includes solar screens for UV protection and pet-resistant screens for added durability.

Step-by-Step Guide to Window Screen Repair

1. Removing the Screen: Carefully remove the screen from the window, taking note of any specific fittings.

2. Assessing the Damage: Determine whether the screen needs a patch, a new mesh, or a complete frame replacement.

3. Choosing the Right Material: Select a mesh material that suits your needs, be it fiberglass, aluminum, or a specialty material.

4. Installing New Mesh: If replacing the mesh, carefully remove the old one, lay the new mesh over the frame, and use a spline roller to secure it in place.

5. Reinstalling the Screen: Once repaired, reinstall the screen, ensuring it fits securely and operates smoothly.

Maintenance Tips for Long-Lasting Window Screens

1. Regular Cleaning: Clean your screens regularly to remove dust and debris that can cause wear over time.

2. Inspect Regularly: Regularly inspect your screens for any signs of damage or wear and address issues promptly.

3. Proper Handling: Be gentle when removing and installing screens to prevent bending or warping the frame.


Window screen repair is a critical aspect of home maintenance, ensuring that you can enjoy fresh air without the intrusion of pests. Whether you opt for a DIY fix or professional repair services, maintaining your window screens is an investment in the comfort and health of your home environment.


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"My overall experience with Westlake Window Glass Repair was Awesome! Repaired my window quick, the price was reasonable, the technician that repaired the window was polite, courteous and on time. If I ever need another window repaired - I will definitely use this company."


Kellie Santiago

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"Had Jordan replace a curved “Eyebrow” window that broke. The custom piece took a couple weeks to make but as soon as it was in he was over. The install was quick and seamless. I asked Jordan to repair and build a few screens for me, as well as clean the exterior glass. He exceeded my expectations! I would recommend him to anyone!"


Tye Bratton

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"We just used Westlake Window and Glass Replacement for our patio door and could not be happier... I would highly recommend them to anyone with window or glass needs."


P DeLand

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"Jordan from Westlake Glass helped us remove one of our basement windows. He was extremely professional and meticulous in the way he worked. He exceeded our expectations and did a quality job. We called a dozen other window companies and Westlake offered the most fair price! We will definitely be working with them again to replace a couple of our upstairs windows."


Madelyne Van Hoff

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"Jordan came right out and gave us an estimate.  He was professional and the window looks great! We are definitely using Westlake when it’s time to replace all our windows.  Thanks Jordan!"


Tyler Tingey

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"We have had West Lake glass do several jobs for us over the years. They always do an amazing job! They are honest. professional and always have gotten the job done when they say they will. We would highly recommend West Lake glass!"


DeeDee Mitchell

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"This install went so smoothly! I love that when he left, the project was cleaner than he found it! Way to go Westlake! I’ll happily recommend you to all my friends."


Jennifer Wall

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"We had a golf ball hit and break a window. They were super quick at responding and kept in communication when the glass would be ready for install. Looking for a smooth process replacing a window, these guys know how to be professional without taking too much of your time."


Alli Brock

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"Great customer service. Jordan came out the same day I called for an estimate. Ordered the dual pane window that day and the window was installed exactly within the time frame they said it would be. I couldn’t be more pleased!"


Bruce Dalton

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"We love Westlake Windows! They fixed 1 broken window and replaced our bathroom window with a new window that would open. We didn’t get any ventilation and needed a window that would open. Jordan was phenomenal to work with! He responded right away and we couldn’t be happier with our new windows."


Kristin Burgon

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"We bought a house that had a broken pane of glass in one window and had no idea how annoying it could be to find someone to repair one window. After several calls and searches we finally found Westlake Windows. Jordan was able to give us a quote the next day that saved us over $150, and Jeremy installed it in less than 30 minutes once our glass was ready. Very impressed with this company."


Mike Packer

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"Living on a golf course has left us with 3 broken windows in a matter of months. Thankfully, Jordan at Westlake Glass has made the process simple and stress-free! Jordan is quick to respond, is always right on time and does an excellent job! Super impressed with his removal of broken glass and leaving our home in perfect condition. He’s respectful, responsible, and been a pleasure to work with! Can’t recommend enough!"


Natalie Severts

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