Pros’ guide to window screen replacement

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It's getting to be that time again. The windows are open, and the bugs are clamoring at the window screens, trying to come in and join the party. If a few too many of these uninvited guests are getting in, it's probably time to get that damaged screening replaced. Luckily, this is a great do-it-yourself project that you can take care of in no time. To do your own window screen replacement, all you'll need is some new screening material and a simple re-screening tool, both of which are available at home centers and hardware stores. Screening is available in both fiberglass and aluminum, but the fiberglass is much easier to work with and is the preferred choice for most applications. It's available in different widths, so purchase one that's a minimum of 2 inches wider than the screen frame itself. Remove the window screen frame from the window, and set it on a workbench or work table. You'll notice that one side has a groove running around all the way around it that the scre...