Install aluminum window screens from inside the home by opening the window fully, placing the top of the screen in the top screen channel, pulling up on the tabs and lowering the bottom of the screen into the lower channel. Center the screen, and ensure there are no large gaps.Know More
A fully open window gives room to move the screen through the opening, allowing installation without climbing a ladder on the outside of the home.
Check the top and bottom channels that hold the screen in place for debris. Clean any dust or dirt from the channels using a stiff brush, soap and water.
Align the top of the screen across the top of the channel before attempting to insert it into the bottom channel.
Grasp the plastic tabs at the bottom of the screen. Lift up while pulling the screen toward you. When the screen aligns with the bottom channel, lower it into place.
Move the screen to center it in the opening. There should be no large gaps along the edges of the screen. If centering the screen leaves large gaps, it is too small and requires replacement to prevent insects and other pests from entering the home.
To rescreen a window frame, remove the frame from the window to a flat work surface, pry out the old spline (the foam strip that steadies the screen), press the new screen into the groove and then press the new spline into place. This requires a screen that matches others in the home, a flathead screwdriver, a cutting tool, a spline roll and a spline rolling tool.Full Answer >
There is no single measurement that is used for all house windows, since it depends on a number of factors. The style of home changes the appropriate window size dramatically. However, common window heights are between 17 3/4 inches and 59 inches.Full Answer >
To replace a mobile home window, unscrew the old window, remove the window and its frame, clean off the old putty from the frame, apply new putty, and screw in place a new window. Check the new window to ensure that it is square and opens without bending.Full Answer >
To repair a scratched window, apply a cerium oxide-based glass polish to the affected area, and wipe it with a soft cloth. Repeat the process with mineral spirits, and clean the area with glass cleaner. You need a cerium oxide-based glass polish, mineral spirits, glass cleaner and several pieces of soft cloth.Full Answer >