Our team at Simply Screens has extensive experience in installing and repairing screens, and we want to help you keep your screens in the best possible condition. However, even with the best care and maintenance, sooner or later your screens will wear out and need to be replaced. In this article, we’ll go over three signs it’s time to schedule screen replacement services—if you notice any of these things happening to your screens, simply give us a call to get our experts on the job.
- Shiny Screens – New window screens have a matte finish—even if they are made of aluminum, the wires have a waterproof coating which dulls the shine. If your screens start to look shiny, it means the coating has worn off, and it’s time to schedule screen replacement services.
- Increased Noise – Another sign it’s time to schedule screen replacement services is an increase in your home’s noise levels. If you are hearing more noise from outside than you used to, your screens could be at fault. The mesh helps break up soundwaves coming from outside, which muffles them before they enter your home—if your screens are wearing out, they’ll become less effective at dampening sound, leading to an increase in road noise.
- Sticky Windows – A third sign it’s probably time to get your screens replaced is difficulty in opening and closing your windows. When window screens are in good condition, they will not interfere with your ability to open and close your windows as you see fit, but if the frames start to warp, you may start to have trouble doing so.