|How to Build a New Window Screen|
Tue 06/17/08 10:26:13 am
by Mark Bower
If you have a missing or severely damaged
window screen, you probably need a new one. Now you're probably asking,
"Gees, where do I find screens for mobile home windows?" You're in luck.
Mobile home window screens aren't much different than screens for any type
of window. The trick is finding them in the right size.
To obtain the correct screen size, you have two
options. First option is to build the screen yourself using frame kits
available at many home improvement stores. Second option is to spend a few
extra dollars and order them.
Step 1 - Know the size of screen you
will be building. Either measure the old screen or a same-size screen from
another window, or measure from frame to frame in window and subtract
Step 2 – Purchase a window screen
frame kit at an area home improvement store. Pick up a roll of screen that
will match your existing windows. You will also need a spline tool. If the
kit does not contain top springs and hand pulls, you need to buy those
Step 3 – If the frame kit comes with
the spline installed, remove the spline by pulling up on one
Step 4 – Using the measurement taken
from step 1, cut frame of screen using a hack saw. Before cutting, be sure
to subtract the length of each corner. Instructions with the screen kit
should tell you how much to subtract.
Step 5 – Lay out bottom pieces as
shown. Push corner pieces into frame. Set screen pulls into spline
Step 6 – Lay out top pieces as shown.
Insert top spring into frame, then push in corner pieces. Frame of screen
should now be assembled.
Step 7 – Unroll screen covering and
lay across frame so a couple inches hangs over on each side. Using
sissors, cut screen.
Step 8 – Using spline roller, push
spline into groove. Gradually work the spline around the frame until it's
well seated. As the spline is pushed into the groove, the screen will
A note about spline. Spline comes in several widths.
If you are not buying a frame kit, I'd recommend buying the spline in a
multi-pack. A multi-pack contains spline in several widths. When you get
home with all the materials, you'll then know for sure you have the
Step 9 – Using a utility knife with a
brand new sharp blade, carefully trim off excess screen.
Step 10 – Enjoy your new
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