I have a hole in my screen. Can I repair it or do I need to replace it?

You can patch small holes-those 1/4' and 3/8'-with a small amount of household cement. This glue patch will be next to invisible. Larger holes up to about 3' in diameter in aluminum screen can usually be easily patched. A patch should go at least 1/2' to 1' larger all around the hole. These are either kits or just pieces of screen. Unravel a number of strands and then weave the strands through the screening and bend them tight. Plastic patches need a touch of household cement on the ends of the strands after they have been woven through.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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