For this project you’ll need safety glasses, gloves, a putty knife, and a tape measure.
The first thing to do is remove the window screens. Some screens you can remove by just pulling the sides, others will have a tab to pull on. Using a standard tape measure, measure the width of the screen first. To do this measure the outside edge of the window screen frame. If your screen has a lip around the edge, then measure the body of the frame, not from the edge of the lip. Measure to the nearest 1/16 inch. Make sure and measure at the corners as the middle may be slightly bowed. Repeat this process for the height of the window. If your window screen has a middle crossbar, then measure from the bottom of the screen to the center of the crossbar. Note any pull tabs, springs, clips, or other hardware locations. Finally, identify the type of mesh: [Read more…]