411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Stop Garage Door Problems Before They Become Your Nightmare

It's a fact! Electric garage door problems cannot be avoided altogether. Parts will wear, the opener will need upgrading or replacement, the bottom...

on Jul 28, 2014

How Safe is Glass Pool Fencing?

Pool fencing requirements and safety regulations are very stringent in many countries so it is important that the panels you use do comply to...

on Jul 25, 2014

Should I Repair Or Replace My Appliances?

Is it worth fixing damaged refrigerators or should we go ahead and buy new ones? Will appliance service make a difference or are we just wasting...

on Jul 25, 2014

Are You Constantly On the Go? Secure Every Single Home

How many times did you move the last five years? People, who don't own properties, move a lot. Even people with their own homes are forced to move...

on Jul 25, 2014

How to Eliminate Garage Door Noises?

Garage doors are not completely noiseless. There are too many components involved to be quiet! They do make some noise even if you install belt...

on Jul 25, 2014

Making an Aluminum Window Screen Frame

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Occasionally a metal screen will fall out, be blown out or otherwise damaged beyond repair. Then there are windows, especially in older houses that are odd sizes for which a screen is desired.

Materials to make a replacement screen or odd-sized screen can be purchased at many building material or hardware stores. The framing material usually comes in lengths of 6 feet so measure the opening into which the frame must fit before you buy the material. Buy enough material to make the four sides. In addition buy a package of four corner braces. Then proceed as follows:

Window Framing Example Step 1.
Mark off a 45 degree angle near one end of the material.
DIY Framing Windows Step 2.
Mark off a distance equal to one side of the opening being sure to mark on the long side.
How to Cut Metal Frames Step 3.
Cut another 45 degree angle so the piece looks like the side of a picture frame.
Connecting Metal Window Frames Step 4.
Insert a corner brace into each end of one of the pieces and attach two more sides so you have a "U" shape.
Step 5.
Insert the remaining 2 corner braces into the last side and attach to the frame.
Step 6.
Install the screen fabric as described in the section on Replacing Screens on Aluminum Frame.

Windows / Siding 4329 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Actions

Random Articles

Looking for Something More Than Just a Garden Shed

How have garden outbuildings have evolved into more than just places to keep the lawnmower. Most of us have childhood memories of how the garden...

Garden / Landscaping

Illinois Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

Tips for you to Remodel Kitchen Cabinets Easily

Of all the home renovations that can be done, kitchen remodeling is perhaps the most difficult. This is because it can be the most expensive among...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

The Do's and Don't of Garden Décor

Garden décor is usually an area where people take some chances and exercise a very liberal amount of creativity. Whether it’s because the traffic...

Garden / Landscaping

Woodburning and Multifuel Stove Installation FAQ’s

There are some important factors to consider before installation of a woodburning and multifuel stove. What do I do first if I plan to fit a new...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2014