Replacing Screen Doors & Windows

Posted by: on June 12th, 2012 | 4 Comments
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Bzzzzzz … what’s that annoying sound you hear? It’s the hum of an irritating flying pest that has somehow made its way into your home. If you haven’t left any doors open and you’re wondering how that fly or mosquito made it in – chances are that it slipped in through a rip in your screen door or window.

Keep those pesky insects outside where they belong by repairing or replacing the screens around your home.

Watch this video and learn how to pry and remove old vinyl spline, remove the damaged screen, and stretch the new screen onto a frame. You’ll soon have the confidence to complete this simple DIY project. Just pick up a few necessary tools (a screwdriver, spline roller, and utility knife or scissors) and you’ll be well on your way to a buzz-free home.

If you have any other questions about keeping your home comfortable during the warm weather seasons, ask one of our expert associates on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

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  1. Katie says:

    My dog tore apart my screen window and door. Does Home Depot offer any services on replacing screens? If not do you know of a place that might?

    • Craig Allen says:

      Yes, we do, Katie.

      Go online to That’s The Home Depot’s service for booking a professional handyman or contractor. The site will ask you a few questions about what job you need done, and your zip code, and you’ll be set up.

      Or, feel free to stop by your local Home Depot store and talk to someone at the service desk.

      I’m afraid we can’t help you with dog training, though. :-)

      –Craig, from The Home Depot

  2. George Swisher says:

    We just purchased a 15 yr. old house. Some of the screens are missing. Are there screens already made up to buy or can I make my own. Appreciate any info you can give.