Intro: Repair a Window Screen on the Cheap
In your home or apartment, you may have a window whose screen has a small hole in it. Here's a very quick and cheap way to prevent the bugs and tiny critters from gaining entry!
Step 1: Cut Some Transparent Tape
- transparent tape (scotch tape or packing tape) whose width is at least as wide as the hole
- window screen removed from window for easy access
Place one piece of tape over the hole in the screen and press firmly. Depending on whether the screening material is metal or fiberglass, the tape won't stick very well, but that's okay! We're not done yet.
Flip over the screen and apply the second piece of tape to the opposite side. Now press the two adhesive faces against each other at the location of the hole.
Pardon my craptastic GiMP illustration: the black lines representthe screen with a hole in it (the gap) and the blue lines represent the two pieces of tape "meeting" at the site of the hole.
The tape doesn't have to stick to the screen, just to itself.
Step 2: Bask in Your Success
Your screen is now repaired! It may not be pretty, but it's functional, and super-easy.