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Old 08-14-2016, 12:28 PM  
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Hello,

I have a hole in a window screen, and bugs are flying in. The window is ~27x22 inches, pretty standard size. The screen is a wire mesh, I don't know what material. The hole isn't very big, like 1 square inch.

Is this easy to repair, or is it better to replace the screen? For repairing, what materials and tools would I need, and how would I do it? If I were to replace the screen, is that easier than fixing? What's a good price for a screen of this size, e.g. from Home Depot or Lowes?

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you can buy patches for metal screens. it's nothing more than a small square of the same material and you weave in the loose ends to hold it in place. Or you can buy nylon screens at HD and a package of splining material. You will also need a splining tool. It's not very hard to replace the whole screen.


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They now have some kind of adhesive or iron on patches. Saw them on Shark Tank TV show.
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I've seen some in person. They're not very attractive, and the adhesive has very little to stick to (because they attach to a screen with lots of little tiny holes in it).
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I have never done it but I bet a guy with time on his hands could take a needle and heavy black thread and weave in a new patch.

Haha I had to look. Google is so easy.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conten...-a-screen.html

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This is the easiest and best way to replace a window screen. The stick on/iron on patches look terrible and fail over time anyway.




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