I’m a handy-dandy mommy if I must say so myself. (Yes, I’m bragging a little. lol) Here are two previous posts where I showed off my “handy” skills. Sprinkler Pipe Repair and Mommy Mechanic.
A few months ago I replaced the screen on our lanai. All By Myself! (As my kids would say) During hurricane Irma, one of the screens on our lanai was pushed out. My husband and I replaced the screen together and I felt it was fairly easy. Our screen was back to normal. We could sit on the lanai and not worry about mosquitos. Well, a week after we repaired it we had ANOTHER tear. It looked like a creature came up and scratched the screen in the bottom of our lanai door. Soooo another repair was needed.
My husband was going out of town for work so I told him I would fix the screen while he was away. Like I said when we replaced another part of the screen together I felt it was fairly easy. Naptime came. Naptime is when I get a lot done. If you’re a mom you TOTALLY understand about naptime. I went outside with my supplies and started the repair.
-Flat Screening Spline-Used to hold screen in place
-Double Roller Screen Tool-Used to push spline into grooves
-Needle Nose Pliers-Used to pull the spline
-Straight edge knife-Used to trim new screen
- I cut the screen the size I needed.
- I cut the spline into four pieces that I needed to go around the screen.
- I took out the old screen. Using needle nose pliers to grip the spline and pull it out of the grooves.
- I held the new screen in place and started to applying the spline around in the grooves so that the screen would stay into place using the double roller screen tool to slide over the spline to get it into the grooves securely.
- I trimmed the excess screen AND………….Voila! I was done in about 15 minutes!
This didn’t take long and was easy peasy. So instead of calling a screen repair company why don’t you give it a try?? I promise you’ll be able to do it!
Have you ever repaired a screen on your porch/lanai? Any repairs around the house you’re thinking of tackling yourself? SHARE!! I would love to hear!
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