Should you Remove your Screens in the Winter?
With fall in full swing, and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start winterizing your home. As you start to prepare for the winter season, you may wonder if you should remove your window screens. The answer is maybe, but only if you know how to do it without damaging the frame or, they are showing signs of wear and deterioration.
There are some benefits to removing your window screens in the winter. A few of the benefits of removing window screens include:
- Allow more natural light—Window screens act as a barrier for much wanted natural light.
Removing your window screens will allow the natural light to come into your house.
- Reduces the amount of snow— During the winter months, snow can get caught between screens
and windows, which can cause damage to your frames, sill and the screen itself.
- Increasing solar heat gain—As mentioned above, window screens can block out natural light,
but they’re also a barrier for heat. Heat from the sun helps to keep your home energy
efficient and warm. Solar heat gain can help you save money on heating bills.
Perfect Time for Inspection
Another reason that you may want to remove your screens in the winter is, so you can inspect the condition of the windows, the window frames, and the screens themselves. Removing the screens gives you the perfect opportunity to Inspect them for any holes, tears or other damage. However, if you aren’t confident in removing them but they need service, it’s time to call Doctor Screen.
An inspection is important because it gives you the opportunity on replacing or repairing your screens, rather than waiting until spring. By repairing or replacing your screens right away, you eliminate that from your spring to-do list.
Need Screen Repairs? The Doctor Is In!
Doctor Screen says you can remove your screens for the winter to prevent damage to window screens and frames if you know how. If your screens are damaged and need repairs or replacements, Doctor Screen will come to your home or business to provide mobile screen repair. We can repair or replace all screens. We are your screen experts.
If you have any questions about window screens, screen repairs or replacements, give the screen experts at Doctor Screen a call at 1 (844) 723-7888.