Anderson window screen repair with metal spline?

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, Jul 6, 2018 at 1:18 PM

  1. Don2222

    Don2222
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    Feb 1, 2010
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    Hello
    Here is a full length screen from an Anderson 400 series window that needs the screen replaced.
    The local ACE hardware store that repairs screens does not repair the Anderson because of the metal spline and the different screen material that Anderson uses! I called Home Depot who sells the screen. A new screen is $35.00 The new aluminum replacement screen is $28.00 for a 25 foot roll. The aluminum spline bends when removed and cannot be re-used. The same color charcoal fiberglass screen is $9.38 and the rubber replacement spline is $4.58 so for $13.96 with the Lowe’s CC 5% discount. All you need is a screw driver to remove the metal spline, a screen roller to roll in the new screen and a utility knife to trim the new screen.

    Pic 1 - window with broken screen
    Pic 2 - tear in screen
    Pic 3 - aluminum spline
    Pic 4 - removing aluminum spline
    Pic 5 & 6 - new screen
    Pic 7 - new spline
    Pic 8 - Rolling in new screen
    Pic 9 - new spline Installed
    Pic 10 - new screen installed
     

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  2. Don2222

    Don2222
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    Feb 1, 2010
    8,240
    530
    Loc:
    Salem NH
    Here is a guy on YouTube that saved the old metal spline by using a car windshield tool to keep the original aluminum spline from bending too much so it could be hammered back in. :)
    It would probably be best here to use the more expensive aluminum screen because the metal spline may cut into the fiberglass?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U6KlFQQAduo
     
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