Feb 27, 2021

Become a Handy Man Easily With a Window Screen Kit


Not everyone finds themselves able or capable to be a handy person around the house. Home repairs, upgrades, and more aren’t always as easy as simply looking it up online and then doing a perfect job after. Never fear, however! When it comes to the upgrade, maintenance, repairs, or addition of window screens to your home, you are in luck.

You don’t need to be a handy person at all to use a window screen kit. A few simple tools you may have around the house and 15-20 minutes of your time are all it takes to install or upgrade an old window screen with a new one. Best of all, today’s window screen kits are easier than ever to put together thanks to manufacturers creating clearer instructions and providing everything you need in a single kit.

What You Get in a Window Screen Kit

  • Choice of frame colors.
  • Choice of screen colors.
  • Spline roller tool
  • 4 pieces of 5/16” x ¾” (.020 ga.) frame
  • 4 external corners (no miter cuts or miter saw needed)
  • 2 slide-in corner leaf springs
  • 2 lift tabs
  • Correct size spline
  • Detailed, easy to understand illustrated instructions
  • Addition of optional items if needed: 1 crossbar and 2 crossbar clips.

A great window screen kit should have items that are included with it, like the one above. Why? It has every single thing you need without the complications, making it extremely convenient and easy to use. 

Trying to find, or pair up a window screen with the properly sized spline can be difficult to navigate on your own. Second, some window screen kits will require that you make the cuts yourself. That requires extra tools to be purchased such as a miter saw, a spline roller, a hacksaw, and a miter box at the minimum. Additional purchases mean an additional price tag to what would have been a cost-saving DIY installation.

The Benefits of a Window Screen Kit

Color range

The variety of colors available for most window screen kits tends to be far larger. Using some of the most popular outdoor home décor colors that seamlessly match almost any home, it is easy to add a beautiful touch of color and elevation to your home with brand new window screens. Some of the colors you can find in window screen kits are:

  •        White
  •        Bronze
  •        Silver
  •        Tan
  •     Champagne

All of these are attractive, clean, and neutral colors that will effortlessly blend in with whichever exterior décor or paint you’ve chosen for your home. Second, you can often choose what shade of screen you will install, such as charcoal or silver-grey. 


Not being extremely handy around the house can sometimes lead to extra expense. Most of the time, if something needs replacing, repairs, or an upgrade—you will likely hire a professional to fix or upgrade items around the home. A window screen kit that comes with detailed instructions and every tool you need that is easy to put together removes the need to hire a contractor. 

This not only saves you the cost of hiring but the hourly cost to the contractor as well. You also won’t need to make an extra trip to the hardware store to shop around to find the right tools, nor struggle online to try and find the correct sized spline—as it’s already provided for you.

No worries about cutting the frame either. Window screen kits can be ordered to exact size, the extra costs for the proper tools for cutting to size are eliminated.

Suitable for Both Large and Small Windows 

These innovative window screen kits including everything you need to make your window screens both for small and large windows. All you need is your window size to grab the right kit for your home. No wasted money on extra materials or having to buy individual parts from different places.

A window screen kit is also a fantastic means to save money on shipping as everything is all in one package.

You don’t need to be a handyman or person around the house thanks to a window screen kit. You can do this project at any time of the year, and chances are you’ll end up doing it better than any stranger from a hardware store because you can control this project from start to finish. The money saved by using a DIY window screen kit makes these a must for new screens!

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