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Measuring Window Screen


Measuring Basics:
Assumes you have existing old window screens to measure.
Measurements are normally stated in "Width" and then "Height".
Measure to the nearest 1/16 inch.
Measure to the "Outside Edge" of the "Window Screen Frame".
Measure near the corners as sometimes the middle may be bowed.
Assumes the most common Frame Size of 5/16 x 3/4.

Typical Single Hung Half Window Screen

Single Hung Half Window Screens typically only cover the bottom half of the window. In many cases they may have either Leaf Springs, Tension Springs or Ram Horn Clips located on the Top with Lift Tabs on the Bottom.
Single Hung Windows only open from the bottom up and are typically made of aluminum. These type window screens normally install in tracks located at top and bottom on the outside of the window.
Some newer Single Hung Windows may be made from Vinyl and the window screens may install from the inside.

Top

Typical Horizontal Slider Window Screen

Horizontal "Slider' Half Window Screens typically only cover the left half of the window looking from the outside. In many cases they may have either Tension Springs or Leaf Springs One Side with Lift Tabs on the Opposite Side.
Horizontal "Slider" Windows (not the screens) open by sliding the window sideways and are typically made of aluminum. These windows screens normally install in tracks located on the left and right sides on the outside of the window.
Some newer Single Hung Windows may be made from Vinyl and the window screens may install from the inside.

Middle

Typical Full Size Window Screen

Double Hung Full Window Screens or Wood Window Screens typically cover the entire window. They normally have a Horizontal Crossbar for added strength across where the top and bottom window meet.
Double Hung Windows open from the top and bottom and may be made of aluminum or wood.
Older Wooden Windows may just open from the bottom.
Attachment Hardware may vary greatly across different window manufacturers.
Double Hung windows may have Leaf Springs on Top, Butterfly or Slide Latches on the sides, Spring Plungers on the Top and/or Sides.
There is also some Hardware specifically made for Wood Windows. It is called "Wood Window Hardware" and consists of Wire Loops attached to the bottom of the Screen that hooks over Ball Head Screws in the window sill.

Bottom

Typical Inside the window Window Screen ( inside the house Window Screen )

Inside the window Window Screens, typically cover the entire window. In many cases they may have either
Leaf Springs, Tension Springs or Ram Horn Clips located on the Top with Lift Tabs on the Bottom.

These window are usually louver type windows that open outwards allowing air to pass through to the
window screen. These type window screens normally install in tracks located from the top to the bottom on
the inside of the window. The mosquito trap that replaces these window screens is recessed to accommodate
the narrow space usually found between the louvers or crank out window glass.

These window screens install from the inside.