Screen Repair & Replacement
Despite what many believe, screens are not designed to last forever. In fact, a normal screen that is primarily in shade, remains relatively dry, gets cleaned semi-regularly and is not subject to lots of handling (except at window cleaning time) will only last around 10 to 15 years before it begins to break down and needs replacing.
There are a number of structural and environmental factors that determine how often you should replace your window screens. Here are some factors that will affect your screen’s longevity:
Structure: Is it well-built or kind of flimsy?
Screen Mesh Type: Steel, aluminum, fiberglass, other
Frame Type: Steel or aluminum
Corner Type: Plastic or mitered
Usage: How often is the screen moved or handled?
Water Damage: Sprinklers and/or continually damp area
Little Ones: Dog and cats and children can punish screens
Environment: Sun exposure, severe weather, proximity to the ocean
If you find your screens or screen doors are in need of repair or replacement, Sea Breeze Glass can help. Whether you're looking for sunscreen to cut energy costs and increase comfort or pet screen to keep your pets and family from ripping through your screens, Sea Breeze Glass can easily price the best product for your needs over the phone.
Preventative maintenance will help your screens look better and last longer. In most cases, maintenance costs are far less than replacement costs. Here are eight screen maintenance tips to increase the life of your screens. You can do most of these yourself and save money while keeping your screens in working order.
Wipe the frames regularly (every 3-6 months) and check for corrosion.
Keep the window track free of water and dirt.
Check plastic corners. If they look faded, the plastic is getting ready to break. Replace.
Inspect the screen mesh for holes and replace if you find some.
If the screen mesh looks shiny, this means it’s getting old and needs to be re-screened.
Inspect the spline to see if it’s coming out of the frame, use a spline tool to press it back in.
If the spline continually slips from the frame, it may be dry and needs to be replaced.
Make sure the screen mesh is taut within the frame, re-screen if necessary.
Phantom Legacy Retractable Screens
The Phantom Screens door screen provides the utility of a conventional screen with none of the unsightly results. It is there when you need it, and not when you don’t. No other door screen is as stylish, versatile and functional.
Retractable, disappearing screen doors operate on a similar principal to spring-loaded pull down blinds, except they pull across. Screens have flexible mesh that rolls up, and can be custom fit for almost any opening. When the Phantom Screen is not in use, it retracts into its protective housing and blends into the decor of its surroundings.