How to Fix an Insect Screen
What You’ll Need
- Small roll of insect screen
- Upholstery Needle
- Thread that matches the color of your insect screen
- Measuring tape
Now that you have the measurements, take your scissors and cut out a patch of insect screen that matches the dimensions of the ripped portion of your screen.
Leave a 1-inch margin around the new patch.
Note: If you’re wondering where you can get a piece of screen, look for screen repair patches. These kits are small, but prevent you from having to purchase a roll of screen to fix a small hole.
An upholstery needle’s curved structure will make threading the patch onto the screen much easier than a straight needle.
Make sure the thread is securely in the needle. If you want, you can tie a small knot around the needle to guarantee strong thread.
Also, the thread’s color should be as close to the original color of the screen as possible.
Need a Screen Replacement?
If your hole is a bit bigger than what a screen repair can fix, contact Shading Texas. We offer insect screen replacement along with new installations, awnings, and more.