Good Questions: Adjustable Window Screen Advice?

Good Questions: Adjustable Window Screen Advice?

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 21, 2007

Hello AT,

Even though it's hard to believe that spring is actually coming, I was hoping to get some advice with respect to window screens. I am lucky (or unlucky) enough to have very large windows - 76" inches wide (and double that in height). I am on the parlor floor of my building, so I can't leave the window open without a screen for bug reasons (and also because I have a very fresh-air-loving pooch)...

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But I'm not crazy about getting full screens installed, since they obscure the view, are very expensive at that size, and I don't have anywhere to store them in the winter. I have seen adjustable window screens (like in the picture attached), but they don't seem to come in sizes wide enough for my windows. Help!

Many thanks, Sara

Dear Sara,

We have small windows with small adjustable screens which you already know about, however, we have seen larger ones at the hardware store. Are they big enough for your window? Probably not.

We did find these guys, Metro Sceenworks, who offer custom sizes as well as lots of standard sizes. What you could do it buy two for each window and fashion the connection between the two yourself. This way you'd be able to imitate the retractable part and the smaller screens would store more easily.

You could also do vinyl screen "fabric" which attaches to the window and sill with velcro. This would be cheap, super simple to store and not bad looking either.

Anyone else?

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