Hope you are having a good Memorial day!
This is one I have never done before but it was surprisingly very easy to do. Since becoming a homeowner, I have had to learn a lot of this stuff on the fly. YouTube has been very helpful.
For this particular project though, I used Pinterest.
My tenant called to let me know that there were holes in several of the window screens. J and I went there to get the screens out of the windows. We found a place that does the re-screening and took them there.
Well, to my shock, they were going to charge $240 (before taxes) for 6-screens! it was going to be $15 for materials and $25 for labor. For EACH screen! No way!!! I decided to see if this was something I could do. A quick search through Pinterest said yes. So I purchased the materials. And went to work.
|Screen with holes.|
|Take out the rubber seal. Its as simple as pulling it out carefully. No tools required.|
|Supplies for re-screening.|
|Measure and cut.|
|Add plastic tubing and then using a pen knife, cut out excess.|
|All done. Doing all 6-screens took an hour.|
Total approximate time: 1-hour for 6-screens.
Total spent on sewing materials: $56 (includes taxes). Yup. A whopping savings of about $200 (factoring in 6% taxes)! Can't beat that!
Feedback: I am glad I did these myself. I would have been upset if I found out I paid $255 (after taxes) for something that took an hour and cost less than $60 to do.
Have you ever done a home DIY project? If so, how did it turn out?