Have you considered working on your windows on a free weekend? Thought about making them sparkle again, but not quite sure how to go about it? Or maybe trying to convince yourself that they’re worth it?

Well, we are the experienced voice you need to hear.

Why should you consider maintenance?

Here are a few reasons that will encourage you to slap on those gloves and get it over with:

How to go about window screen maintenance

Window screen cleaning is best done very early in the day before the sun comes up.

There are two parts to window screen maintenance: the mesh/frame and the tracks (depending on whether it’s a sliding screen or not). Due to their functions, these parts require different methods to keep them happy and sparkly.

The mesh/frame

Most screens are designed to be able to come off freely. Try prying it out from the top and work your way down. You can use a finger or a screwdriver.

If yours is the sliding type, grasp it firmly a quarter of the way up from the bottom and lift. Lifting it will push the top to cover the clearance above. You can then pull the bottom towards yourself until it clears the tracks then lower it so the top comes free of the tracks too.

That’s one step down.

Use the soft brush to get rid of the dust and webs before using the dripping cloth to wash the whole thing. Think car washing. Just be careful to not press down too hard on the mesh so you don’t rip it.

Rinse it with clean water until there is no trace of soapiness then leave it out to dry. Ten minutes in the seven o’clock summer sun should do.

On to the tracks

You’re likely to see a load of sand and dust down there. Just vacuum it.

Or use the soft brush to push it all to a corner and work on packing it out with a comfortably-sized piece of paper, something that can bear the weight.

Now, on to the next window before the sun comes up and makes things harder for you.

When you’re putting back the screen, pop in the screen from the top first. Ensure the top doesn’t have so much clearance that the bottom has no space to fit in.

For the sliding screens, align the top of the screen frame with the appropriate track and push in and upwards until it sits snugly and the bottom has enough space for you to push it onto the right track and let it rest. Test its fit before calling it a day.

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We live to serve property owners in the beautiful city of Phoenix, Arizona. You can contact us for more information or if you are interested and wish to set up an appointment.