How to Fix an Insect Screen
If your insect screen gets a hole, it can be patched easily. Shading Texas is more than happy to offer you a replacement mosquito screen but, if you’re looking for a quick fix instead, here’s what you can do.
What You’ll Need
- Small roll of mosquito 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 garage door 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 an Insect Screen Replacement?
If your hole is a bit bigger than what a mosquito screen repair can fix, contact Shading Texas. We offer insect screen replacement along with new installations, awnings, and more.