|Screen Repair Kit from Home Depot SRP $10|
- Roll of mesh
- Utility knife
Time: About 30 minutes each screen
Level of difficulty: Easy
Step 1: Remove your window screens.
We have Andersen windows in the cottage and an unmarked brand in our apartment - the kind that "tilt in" for easy cleaning when you live in a high rise. I'll try to address both types.
To remove the Andersen screens, lift up on the tab at the bottom and pull toward you. The springs are in the top and they will easily give.
To remove the tilt-in for cleaning type in our apartment, there are pins at the bottom of the screen on either side. Just push the sliders in with your fingers and it releases the pins from the sides of the windows. As you push the sliders in on either side, gently push the screen up and grasp it (before it falls six stories to the garden). Tilt it to the side to bring it inside.
Step 2. Lay the screen flat and find a good corner to start prying out the spline.
On the Andersen windows the spline is metal and reusable. Pry slowly and try not to bend or dent it.