Posted by JRon December 10, 2013 DIY /
When you try to replace a screen section, (on a pool enclosure, porch, patio or other) and the outside temperature is below 70 there could be a problem.
In cooler temperatures the spline (black rubber tubing that keeps the screen in place) gets like hard plastic and when the temperature gets below 60 it is very rigid.
Because of the rigidness of the spline (tubing), the spline may tare the screen . The tares may be very small (only a few strands) but that small tare can rip more easily, so in a few months you may have rips and tares along the edge of a fairly new screen.
The screen material also becomes more brittle in cooler weather and may tare easier when you work with it.
So, even though you may want to replace your screens ASAP, it is better to wait until the outside temperature is above 70.
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How to put a patch on your screen. Sometimes you don’t have the time or the money to repair or replace a screen. This video gives you a simple way to patch the hole in the screen yourself. This will work if it is on a pool, patio, screen room or lanai screen enclosure.
It will also work on a window screen. The patch will usually stay on the screen for a long time if the patching is done with everything dry.
You can also use spray glue (get from the hobby store). You could buy a roll of sticky screen but that does not stay on the screen as long (order this online).
The patch will look rather ugly and tacky but it will keep the bugs out.
If you cannot see this video, click on the title.
For service in Wellington Fl call John at 561-798-3132
John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414. 561-798-3132
Safety First: Screen Enclosures can be very tall. The Alumium can get very hot during the summer and even burn your skin. Be very careful when you climb on the enclosure. The enclosure may have bolts missing or the wood on your house could be rotting. The screen enclosure is also referred to as a sceen room or lanai screen.
Make sure someone is home if you are working on the top of the pool enclosure or on high ladders. Even if you fall in the swimming pool you could hit your head, foot, or arm on the side of the pool and it could knock you out enough that you could drown. Even the impact of thye water could knock you out.
John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414.