5 Reasons You Should Remove Your Window Screens for Winter

It’s that time of year again! Winter is in full swing which means that it’s time to prepare 

your home for potentially harsh weather conditions. Several homeowners ask us whether or not

they should be removing their window screens in the winter. The answer is yes! Although it’s not necessary, it will definitely contribute to the longevity of your screens.

Here are some of the main reasons you should remove your screens for the winter!

Harsh Weather Conditions

In the winter, your screens are much more likely to experience damage. Strong winds and heavy snow can distort the frame around your screen or even rip the screen itself. These weather conditions will likely loosen up the screen, providing a very unappealing aesthetic.

Traps the Snow

Window screens will trap the snow on your window sill for a prolonged period of time, which will create moisture around the window. Moisture causes damage to the the screens frame, sill and sashes.

Blocks Solar Heat

Screens are known for blocking dirt and debris from your window. What several homeowners don’t consider is that they also block the heat from the sun, which will likely raise your energy bills. Give your heating system a break and remove your window screens for the winter. Once you do this, you’ll notice that all the rooms in your home are more comfortable.

Protects Your Windows

Removing window screens for the winter will actually protect your windows. Once the winter weather starts to impact the screen and it fades and starts changing colours, it begins to corrode. The excess corrosion from the screen will be carried onto the glass on your window, leaving several vigorous stains that can be very difficult to remove later on.

Perfect Time to Decide if You Need New Screens

Remove all the window screens and inspect their condition. If you don’t maintain them as much as you should, then you might need to replace them anyway! This is your opportunity to take this chore off your spring checklist and be ready to reinstall quality screens for when the time comes.

Contact Dr. Screen!

For decades, people could take their screens to their local hardware store for repair. While convenient, you still had to drop it off and pick it up a few days later.  After a few years, Doctor Screen decided the time was right to start this niche service for the hard-working families of today. 

Doctor Screen will come to your home or business to provide mobile screen repair. This is completed through our customized screening trailers where we measure, manufacture and install screens at your location. Contact us today at 1 (844) 723-7888 to get started on your screen repairs.