What should I do before I have new window screens installed?
To prepare, please remove curtains or other window treatments from the window as well as anything that may fall off of the walls in the vicinity. It is also helpful to clear a path to make sure that the technicians are not obstructed when removing or installing a window screen. Lastly, please remember to tell your security provider that there will be a great deal of window activity during the installation period.
How can I tell if I need new window screens?
Besides the obvious cracks or bent frame, it can be hard to tell whether your screens on your window or sliding door are working as they should be. Here is a list to check when inspecting your windows. If your screens have one or more of these issues, then it is time to call a professional.
Won’t budge: if your screen lets flies and other insects through, there might be a problem with your screen. Alternatively, the metal on the frame could be rusted or a mechanism in the screen is damaged.
Draft: if you can feel a draft when you are near a closed window then there is something very wrong with your window. If you find that a room is hard to keep warm (or cold) then you may want to try the candle trick. Turn off any heating or cooling so that there is very little air movement. Then light a candle near the window in question and move it around the frame slowly. If you see the flame flicker, then you have found your draft.