The Average Cost to Repair a Window Screen

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If you prefer insects and dust to stay outside, you’ve probably got screens on the doors and windows throughout your house. Unfortunately, like most things, these screens will eventually need repair or replacing. Make sure that before spring rolls around, you check for any holes and rips in your screens and make a plan to get them repaired and replaced before the hot weather descends. 

The cost to install average-sized window screens will depend on the size of your windows, the number of screens you need, and the labor rate. Of course, many DIYers can tackle this project themselves. Although it may sound like quite an easy job, it can be pretty difficult. Hiring an expert will save you time and effort and isn’t very costly. 

This post compares the costs and advantages of window screen repair or replacing your window screens yourself, alongside the costs and benefits of having it done by professionals.

Costing in General Terms

What is the cost to repair home window screens? The actual costs will always depend on the size of your job, the conditions of your windows, and the material options you choose. This comparison looks at estimates for basic work performed in satisfactory conditions by trade professionals, using medium-grade tools and materials. Of course, it’s best to call a reputable window screen company for accurate costs for your specific project.

What’s Not Included in The Window Screen Repair Costs Discussed Here?

  • Removing, relocating, repairing, or changing the existing window frames
  • Contractor overheads and markup for supervising the repairs or replacement
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies
  • Permits or inspection fees

Doing It Yourself

Performing the Repair Yourself:

The cost of relevant repair materials and supplies that you will need include basic replacement fasteners, hardware, sealants, adhesives, and lubricants. Cost: $4-5.

The job-related costs of the equipment you will need to rent include mops, floor cleaning, and vacuuming tools, dusting implements, and scrubbing tools. Costs: $7-9

Average cost per screen: $11-$14

 

Replacing the Screen Yourself:

This cost is estimated for a capable DIYer with a good set of tools. A splining tool ($5) may be necessary. One assembled standard ( 36″ x 42″) replacement aluminum framed window screen costs $15.33.

 

Advantages of repairing and replacing the window screens yourself

  • Sense of pride: It feels excellent finishing a good project. And although doing it yourself can be tricky and time-consuming, it can be very gratifying to get a job done yourself.
  • Learning a new skill: Learning a new DIY ability is always great. It just means any additional window screening work will be easier going forward. 
  • Patching is simple: Aluminum and fiberglass window screen holes smaller than three inches can be patched right up. You can buy a patch kit from your local home repair store, and your screen can be fixed in no time.

Having it done for you

 

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Having a Professional Repair the Screen:

When you hire someone to repair your screen, you will be paying for the cost of basic labor. This includes repairing with agreeable site conditions, removing screen fabric and spline, and installing medium-duty fiberglass screen fabric. The price will also consider planning, equipment and materials, area prep, and setup and cleanup. Cost: $9.5-11 

Costs for materials and supplies include basic replacement fasteners, hardware, sealants, adhesives, and lubricants. Cost: $4-5

The job-related costs of the equipment you will need to rent include mops, floor cleaning, and vacuuming tools, dusting implements, and scrubbing tools. Costs: $7-9 

Costs to pack and haul away used materials, installation waste, and associated rubble. Costs: $1.5-2

Average cost per screen: $22-$27

 

Having a Professional Replace the Screen:

Your quote from a professional company will include a minimum labor charge covering five to ten window screen installations at $5.43. One assembled standard ( 36″ x 42″) replacement aluminum framed window screen costs $15.33.

Average cost per screen: $20.76

 

Advantages of Using a Professional Company to Repair or Replace your Window Screen

  • Time: When you do DIY yourself, you never consider the time away from your work or your family. If this is the first time attempting a window screen repair or replacement, it will take your time to learn how to do it, correct any errors, and get the job done. 
  • Health & Safety: Some windows are high up or awkward in size. Don’t attempt a bigger DIY job than you can handle and put your safety at risk. Professionals have the equipment, tools, and know-how to pull of the job without a hitch.
  • Quality Work: Don’t kid yourself. The quality of the work you do – especially on your first attempt – will be nowhere as good as an expert’s. Also, a reputable company will guarantee their work. That means their job will look more aesthetically pleasing, and if something goes wrong, they will be back to fix any issues.

How We Can Help

A family-owned business, Hurst Glass and Screen provides quality service to residential and commercial clients in Fort Worth, Dallas, and surrounding areas. Our services include commercial and residential glass installations, glass repairs, fogged window replacements, bug screens, solar screens, shower doors, shower enclosures, mirrors, and glass tabletops.

We offer online products so people all over the country can benefit from our custom-made, high-quality products too. And we are happy to answer any questions about our home window screen repair services and products. Give us a call or send us a message online.

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