Nothing takes away from the fresh look of your home’s exterior faster than damaged window screens. When does this damage even happen? It seems like one day everything looks fine, then you open the windows to let in the fresh air, and you notice some problems that weren’t there the last time you looked. The good news is, you probably don’t have to replace your screens just to get rid of these problems. Central Florida Screens specializes in window screen installation and screen repair, and we can tell you exactly what’s needed to restore your brand-new window look. However, there are some things you can do to avoid getting to this point.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common window screen problems and how you can avoid them.
Screen Holes and Tears
There’s nothing more unsightly than a window screen that’s full of small holes, or places where the screen wires have been pulled and torn out of place. In most cases, these holes and tears are caused by pets who get their claws into the screen when no one is looking. To avoid this problem, keep pet nails clipped short, and only open the windows about halfway when pets are out and about.
Screens That Pull Out Of The Frame
It’s no secret that Florida has to withstand some severe weather, especially during hurricane season. Between the degrading power of the sun, the salt in the air, the powerful wind and sometimes driving rain, window screens in Daytona and Orlando take a beating. Over time, this abuse wears out the screen, sometimes causing it to sag or pull out of the corners completely. Some of this wear is unavoidable, but you might also want to consider removing screens during storms to extend their life.
Bent Or Broken Frames
The most common cause of bent or broken window frames is improper removal, especially if the frames are old and made of metal. Avoid this damage by being especially careful and not removing screens unless you have to.
If you’ve noticed any of these issues developing with your windows, contact Central Florida Screens for a free quote on window screen repair!