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Question DetailsAsked on 7/15/2016

I live in Hampton NH and want to purchase a screen for my Simonton brand window. Looking for a dealer near my home.

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Here is a link to the Simonton find-a-dealer page -

With most window brands, any Window (your Search the List category) dealer should be able to provide screens.

If your windows have the slots for the screens to fit into (most do), many Handymen can also make up andinstall screens. Some lumberyards and home improvment and hardware stores will also make them up for you - but be sure you get the measurements exactly right, including the amount the screen hasto go into the screen slot or recess (typically about 1/4" both top and bottom).

Also, assuming the slots or grooves for screens are already in the window frame, not tough to make them up yourself with raw materials from home improvement store or lumberyard. You need a saw capable of cutting 45 degree angle cuts on the frame material (which is usually hollow aluminum tubing but sometimes PVC) - can be an abrasive blade in a chop saw or radial saw, or a hacksaw in a hand miter box - not hard to do. Then you press the corner gusset brackets into the ends of the frame pieces to assemble the frame, rough cut the screening to fit, use about a $5 rolling tool to roll the screening into place in grooves in the frame with a flexible PVC gasket or cord, then final trim the screening. Takes about 1 hour to do first one, then about 10-20 minutes per window after that once you have the knack of it. Cost about $15-20 materials for a normal sized window screen.

Some windows (taller ones especailly) you also have to mount a retainer bracket on each side to hold it tight to the window frame to keep bugs from crawling through where the screen frame does not fit tightly - or take the easy man's way out and drive a 6d finish nail through the screening frame into the window frame about midpoint, though that makes it just a touch tougher to remove the screens in the fall as you need to use a screwdriver and diagonal cutters to pry the nails back out to get the screens off.

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