Window screens trap dust and dirt over time, becoming unsightly and inhibiting airflow through the window. While it’s easier to remove the screens before cleaning them, you can leave them in place if it works better for you.
With a scant amount of paint and light pressure, you can turn your window screens into works of art. This art form can fool the eye.
Lay pressure-treated 2×4 boards around the perimeter of the porch. Use a framing square to make sure the sill plate is square. Fasten the sill plate to the concrete floor using lag bolts and concrete anchors (Image 1). Attach a layer of untreated wood on top of the sill plate to provide a base for interior trim work. Use a reciprocating saw or a handsaw to remove the sill plate from door opening.
When I first learned of this mosquito trap from my friend Dan Rojas (check out his YouTube channel here) I had really low expectations. The function is apparent enough in that it’s just meant to suck mosquitoes up against a screen and hold them there, but I didn’t see how that would really do much good in reality because there’s no bait to attract them. I was wrong.
Pet Screen Fabric is ultra strong screening that resists tears and damage by dogs and cats, yet still offers superb outward visibility. Ideal for areas where children or pets push against the screen. Charcoal color.
While looking into the best way to insulate our drafty windows this winter (apart from replacing them), I put together this mini-guide of solutions we found so far, including the pros and cons of everything from layered curtains to shrink-wrap film.(Image credit: Amazon)1. Rubber Weather Sealing: You can buy strips of self-stick rubber weather sealing at a hardware store or online. Cut long strips down to fit your window dimensions, then peel and stick to the frame to close any gaps and keep out drafts.
When warmer weather approaches, the bugs often come out and want in. They are automatically drawn to window screens when you have the windows open, wanting to be close to the light you probably have on inside your home. Here are some tips for keeping the bugs away from the screens. Use an Insect Repellent […]
Every time I’ve walked into our new kitchen during the late afternoon / early evening with its west facing windows, I think to myself “it’s time to make sun screens.” Well, I finally got around to it so now the sun doesn’t blind us and we have improved energy efficiency, which is important in sunny and hot Texas.