5 Ways Replacing Window Screens Saves Money and Keeps Your Home Safer
If you don’t have window screens at all, opening your windows to enjoy the spring breeze can let in birds, bugs and other unwelcome critters. And if you do have screens but the frames are bent or there’s damage to the mesh, you need a replacement before the weather warms up. Keeping your window screens in good repair not only saves you money but also keeps your home more secure. Here’s how.
#1 Windows screens keep stuff out
First and foremost, screens keep stuff you don’t want inside your home out of it. Without a screen, you’ll have leaves, debris and bugs on your window sills and that can look like a mess and be a hassle to clean. Open windows also attract squirrels, birds and other animals you don’t want indoors.
#2 Window screens can be a theft deterrent
A window screen is one more obstacle that a burglar has to go through to get into your home and makes it harder for them to break in unnoticed. Firmly attached screens in good repair are a significant deterrent to would-be thieves. You can also opt for tougher more secure screens for replacements.
#3 Window screens save you money
In addition to keeping out bugs, window screens can save you money. You can skip turning on a fan or the A/C and instead open your windows to let in fresh air. And if you choose solar screens with UV resistant material, you can save on your heating and cooling costs year round.
#4 Window screens improve curb appeal
Even if you’re not thinking of selling your home, you’ll enjoy more curb appeal if all your screens are uniform and in good repair. If any of your screens are damaged, torn or falling apart, repairing or replacing them is easy when you choose the experts at Associated Glass.
#5 Window screens protect your pets
If you have pets, screens allow you to open your windows and sliding doors without worrying about your pets going outside when they shouldn’t. Screens are a great to protect cats, dogs, pet birds, and other furry and feathered family members that might try to sneak out of an open window.
If your frames are in good shape, you may be able to get by with just replacing the screen mesh itself, but if your screen frames are bent or cracked, or the fasteners have come off so they’re no longer securely attached to the window, you may need a complete replacement.
Window screen replacement is affordable and can improve the look and security of your home. The cost of replacement may be offset by a reduction in your heating and cooling bills when you take advantage of UV protective materials and utilize fresh air to cool your home rather than A/C.
To find out more about how replacement screens can benefit your home, contact Associated Glass. We’ve been in business since 1959 and our customers know they can trust us for all their glass and screen repairs. Call (425) 778-2174 in Lynnwood and (360) 568-0525 in Snohomish. We service glass and screens all over the metro Seattle area. Give us a call today.