June 30, 2021

How to Tell Your Screens Need Replacing

Did you know that ineffective window and door screens can play havoc on your health and raise your utility bill? It’s true! New and effective window screens are very important, which means you should be checking for the visual signs and replacing your screens when necessary. Not sure when to replace your window and door screens or what to look for? No worries because the Doctors have your back! Here are four signs that your screens need replacing – check them out!

Not Consistent in Colour

Any screen that isn’t consistently black needs to be replaced. Once your screen starts to show silver or white lines means it’s too old or damaged. With screens constantly exposed to sunlight and other weather conditions, they will eventually wear out – inconsistent colour is the first sign of this. Therefore, we recommend removing your screens in winter, although the government did suggest keeping them on and opening your windows last year due to COVID. But pre- and post-pandemic time, we suggest taking them off to prevent damage and prolonging their lifespan. Here are the 5 Reasons Why You Should Remove Your Window Screens for Winter.

Rips, Tears, or Bends

The most obvious signs are visual damages. Your screens should not have any rips, tears, or holes in them, no matter how small. Any openings just defeat the purpose of keeping debris and bugs out of your home. With Doctor Screen’s mobile services and quick repairs, you won’t have to worry about long waits or lengthy repairs – the Doctors will be in and out in no time!

Another sign of damage is when the mesh is out of the frame or if the frame is bent. Again, this allows debris and bugs inside because the bent frame will not be flush with the window or door. Visual signs of damage mean your screens are no longer working sufficiently. When you notice any damages, call the experts at Doctor Screen – we’ll be there in a jiffy!

Extremely Dirty

Your screens act as filters, just like your furnace filter. They catch dust and pollen that builds up, and if not cleaned or replaced, they will bring pollen and dirt into your home. Wash them gently once or twice a year to prevent any damage or dirt and pollen build-up. But if they start to look too dirty to the point where you cannot see through them (hopefully they never get to that point), then it’s time for a cleaning or maybe even a replacement! Click here for everything you need to know about cleaning your screens.

If your screens are so dirty that cleaning them doesn’t seem to do much, then it’s time to get them replaced. Think of your screens as filters and replace them as you would with any other filter – it’s that simple!

Too Old

If your screens are over five years old, then it’s time to get them replaced. Like we mentioned above, your screens act as a filter, and the longer you have them, the more ineffective they become. No matter how many times you clean old screens, they will quickly collect pollen and dust and carry it into your home. The point of having a screen is to keep debris out, so replacing your screens every five years is ideal for that purpose.

Doctor Screen is COVID Essential

Doctor Screen is a COVID essential service as we follow health protocols to keep you safe. Our trained staff wear clean masks the entire time they are inside your home and stay over 6 feet away from you and your family. We sanitize our hands and surfaces before and after installations and repairs. We assure you that our sanitary measures are highly effective in preventing infection. You can put your trust in us!

Call the Doctors Today!

Call the Doctors today to get your screens replaced with fresh, clean UV mesh. You’ll have brand new screens in no time with our quick and efficient installation services!

Doctor Screen provides you with mobile screen installation and repairs through our customized screening trailers. With our mobile service, we can customize hard-to-fit screens on-site. All your screens are guaranteed to be secured nicely. Don’t hesitate, call today!