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Screen Door and Window Screen Cost Guide

If you own a home, there is a good chance that you have at least two screen doors and several screened windows on your property. While window and door screens are designed to stand up to the elements, the fact remains that they can become damaged over time. Rough weather conditions and even pets can tear or rip screens in windows and doors. For this reason, it is a good idea for all home owners to know the proper steps necessary to replace a screen door or window screen. Furthermore, all home owners should keep the necessary tools to do so on hand at all times.

National Install a Screen Costs

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National Install a Screen Costs
Average reported cost $286
Number of Cost Profiles 2530 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $51
Maximum reported cost $835
Most homeowners spent between: $180 to $303

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Importance of Window and Door Screens

There are many reasons as to why it is important to keep the window and door screens on your property intact. For starters, these screens function as a great barrier between your home and outside elements. This allows you to have a window open without having to worry about insects and other pests getting inside. Furthermore, screens can cut down on wind entering the home or even rain. Screens also act as a form of security, which is why it is so important to keep them intact.

Cost to Repair or Replace Door and Window Screens

It may be common for screens to need replaced over time due to normal wear and tear, but the good news is that screens are relatively easy to replace and do not cost much, either. If you take on the project yourself, you can easily have it done within 20 minutes. All you will need to do is gather the necessary materials; this includes a replacement screen that is the correct size for the window or door. You will also need a pair of pliers, and a box cutter or sharp knife for cutting the screen if necessary.

The average cost for these materials is around $20 per window or door screen. Once you have the materials, simply cut out the existing screen by removing it from the spline. Then, cut the new screen to the correct size, but feel free to leave an extra half inch around the edges, as you can always cut the excess later. Then, press the screen into the spline, use a box cutter to cut off any excess, and simply pop it back into place in your window or door. Repeat the process as needed with any other screens in your home.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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