We mow the lawn and rake up leaves and debris. We may even pressure wash the driveway, the outside of our home, and we no doubt do our best to keep our home and its various areas maintained. But when was the last time you thought about your home’s window or porch screens? We do our best to keep everything in our home in working condition, but it can get easy to overlook something that is seemingly a small thing within our home.
Yet, without window screens, many of us find it far more difficult to enjoy a beautiful day regardless of the season. Summer brings with it so many annoying, buzzing insects that can pester and bite. Fall can blow in random leaves or small twigs and without a good window screen, spring may even allow smaller wild critters access to our home. Not to mention, for those of us with pets, screens allow them to enjoy the outside world without the dangers that it may contain whether you live in the city or the country.
There are so many very important reasons why you should maintain not only your window screen, but your window screen parts as well. Let’s explore why it’s important to maintain your window screen parts.
As a homeowner, you have probably invested a great deal of time, energy, and hard-earned money into making your house a home. Whether you plan on living in your home for years or planning to sell eventually, you want your efforts as well as investment to grow. Curb appeal grows with improvements, additions, and home maintenance. One of the ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal is by adding a brand new screened-in area or replacing old, worn-out looking window screens and window screen parts.
A home with an unkempt look, unfortunately, sets a certain impression. In today’s market, if you are looking to eventually sell, your home must make the best first impression. Not only that, a clean and well-kept home inside as well as out simply feels better. There is proof that a well-designed, maintained, and clean home can make you feel more comfortable, improve your mood, and evoke more positive feelings when it comes to where you live. (1)
Quality of Life
Not only does having a clean screen improve airflow and ventilation, newer screens and window screen parts work at their maximum efficiency. Outdated and older parts or torn screens will probably no longer trap any dirt and debris kicked up by a strong breeze. Allowing poor-quality air with particles of dirt into your home could cause sinus and allergy irritation, lead to mold on screens, and worse: cause your home’s heating or cooling systems to work harder than usual. A heating or cooling system that must work harder to filter intake uses more energy, and more energy equals increased costs to you, too, not just health concerns.
Speaking of cost, new window screen parts can save you from future budget headaches. First, a well-maintained screen and frame, no matter where they are in your home mean fewer repairs and problems down the road. Maintaining window screen parts and screens increase their longevity, ensuring they last longer and you not needing to replace them as often.
Of course, by doing-it-yourself too, you could save quite a lot of money by not hiring a contractor to do the work for you and, with today’s innovation in window screen parts, kits, and repair, it is relatively far easier to DIY build, replace and fix by yourself more than ever.
Last, but never least when it comes to cost reduction, outside insects are always looking for a way into your home. Certain insects often do not come by their lonesome. Where there is one in your home, very often there may be many others. Having a broken window screen part may be allowing these pests to make their way into your home which then they may nest or swarm which could trigger having to hire pest control services. That’s an extra cost and process that no homeowner truly enjoys.
Well-maintained screens most importantly offer protection. We know it offers the protection of our homes from insects, but it also offers us protection to those that live within our homes. A specially designed pet screen, for instance, can help keep claws and paws from tearing—both from our pets inside our home, and the wildlife outside.
Strong and durable window screen parts can often withstand enthusiastic toddler hands, too, and with today’s technology, there are even advanced screen options that can now protect your home or screened-in porch from harmful UV rays and provide cooler temperatures.
It’s Worth It
As you can see, an ounce of prevention and maintenance can go a shockingly long way when it comes to keeping your home safe, secure, and looking beautiful at the same time. It is never too late to start maintaining your window screen parts today to enjoy the many benefits of beautiful views and fresh, clean air.