5 Signs Your Window Screens Need to Be Replaced

Replacing your window screen might not be at the top of your to-do list as a homeowner, but the window experts at Reflect Window & Door want to remind you of the important benefits window screens provide in protecting our homes.

Why Are Window Screens Important?

Window screens are an afterthought to some, while others know the benefits they provide. If you aren’t familiar with why window screens are important, here are some benefits they serve to your home.

  • Keep bugs and other pests outside
  • Insulation to help keep heat or cool air indoors
  • Keeps debris out
  • Keeps your window panes clean
  • Prevents water damage
  • Curb appeal
  • Limits outside noise

Now that we’re more familiar with their purpose, it’s also important to recognize the signs that it’s time to replace your old window screens. If they’re no longer serving their purpose, they can’t provide the above benefits. Just like any other household appliance, window screens have a lifespan and need replacement after some time. In this case, glass is covering the screen and it can be trickier to know when it’s time for replacement. We can help!

Below are 5 signs it’s time to replace your window screens.

  1. Increase in Outside Noise

If the voices of your neighbors or any foot traffic starts to sound noticeably louder than before, it could be a sign it’s time to replace your window screens. Screens serve many purposes and limiting the amount of noise that gets inside the house is one of them.

  1. Energy Bills Go Up

Window screens act as a shield against harsh weather, whether it’s the hot sun during the summer months or winter chill. If your electric bill spikes, it might be time to check out the condition of your window screens.

  1. Mesh Screen Looks Shiny

Another telltale sign it might be time to replace your window screens is if the mesh on the screen starts to look shiny. Window screens are always being exposed to the weather elements, so after time they will become more susceptible to damage.

  1. Hard to Open or Close

If you suddenly start to have difficulty opening or closing your windows, this is one of the more obvious signs your window screens need to be replaced. This could also be caused by an issue with the window itself, but it will be one or the other.

  1. Visible Signs of Damage

Visible signs of damage will be the most telling sign it’s time for window screen replacements. Holes in the screen, tears or the mesh coming apart from the frame should be immediate signs for a new window screen, which goes without saying it will also spruce up your home’s curb appeal.



Reflect Window & Door are your local experts for Window & Door Screen Services. We offer window replacement, repair and installation, serving the screen replacement and repair needs of both residential homes and commercial businesses. Contact us or call today at 1-877-434-3410 for local services from our Edmonton office, including window and door replacement, repair, and installation, glass replacement, emergency window and door services, and more.