Replacing a window insect screen on your New York or New Jersey home sounds fairly simple on the surface. Just remove the one that is damaged and put a new, tear-free screen on your window. But, once you start thinking about different screen mesh sizes, how much it is going to cost, where you’ll find one with a similar frame width, whether you can buy a matching color so it isn’t obvious you have one brand new insect screen and what tools you need to do the job if you plan to build your own, it gets more complicated. That’s why we decided to give you some tips about buying replacement screens for windows in your New Jersey or New York Metro home.
Where to Buy Replacement Screens for Windows Installed by Renewal by Andersen
If your current windows were installed by Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro, you’re very fortunate. Whether you need to file a warranty claim, upgrade from standard screens to TruScene insect screens or replace a screen that was damaged for reasons not covered by the warranty, you are just one call away from getting your new screens.
Homeowners can always buy replacements for their window screens by visiting or calling our local New Jersey and New York Metro office. You will need the serial number of one window to get the order process started. You can find the serial number on double-hung windows on the upper portion of the window unit – this is usually at the top of the upper sash. For casements, open the window and look at the upper edge of the window frame. With the correct serial number, we can look up the original order and find the screen measurement and window style for every Renewal by Andersen replacement window installed in your home.
Standard Window Screens vs TruScene Insect Screens
Every operable window we offer comes with a free standard window screen custom-built to fit perfectly so you don’t have to worry about most insects getting indoors when you want to air out the house. We also offer an optional upgrade to our beautiful TruScene insect screens that have a tighter mesh – the openings in the weave are about 1/3 the size of the standard screens – so you don’t even have to worry about those tiny no-see-ums that plague us during the warm weather months. TruScene gives you 50% more clarity compared to the standard screen, and is almost invisible, so you can enjoy a truly unobstructed view through your windows. With the upgrade screens you get more light, more air flow and more protection from bothersome pests.
Where to Buy Replacement Screens For Windows If You Didn’t Buy Renewal By Andersen Windows
If your windows are 15 to 20 years old, it may be difficult to find replacement screens for windows that are worn out or damaged. Here are a few options for homeowners looking to add or replace insect screens.
#1. Contact the Original Manufacturer: If you know what brand windows are in your home, and your builder (or the previous owner) chose a “standard” size, you may be able to get a replacement from the original manufacturer.
#2. Home Improvement Retailer: Builder supply stores and some retailers sell multiple brands and a fair selection of sizes in traditional square or rectangular shapes.
#3. Hire a Contractor: Homeowners who have specialty windows, uniquely shaped or overly large or small windows, may have to hire a contractor or build their own to get a tight fit that will keep insects and gnats from sneaking in around the edges.
Before you head out to the big-box stores or call the brand hotline, be sure you gather some basic information.
- Approximate age of your windows.
- Screen measurements– the depth, length and width, including frame.
- Type of locking mechanism, or the features that keep the screens in place. Insect screens come in dozens, if not hundreds, of sizes and styles today. Some have little security pins along the edge that require you to push them in with a tool to release the screens. Others are designed specifically for windows that open outward, like awning windows and casements.
- Fabric color.The most popular colors are green, black, brown, gray, white (silver) or tan.
- Type of fabric, or mesh, your screen is made with. Some options are aluminum, vinyl-coated fiberglass, plastic-coated wire. We have also seen metal combinations, such as copper and zinc that is typically a bronze color.
Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro Replacement Window Screens Improve Your View of the World Around You
Want help ordering a replacement screen that is damaged? Need help upgrading to Renewal by Andersen TruScene replacement window screens? Just give us a call at 1-888-826-2451, or fill in the short form on this page to request more information.
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