Should I Take Out My Window Screens for Winter?

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As a Boise area resident, we know that you are already accustomed to making it through frigid winters with flying colors. That being said, most homeowners don’t have the time to think through every aspect of winterization. As window & door specialists, we end up getting lots of questions from customers about the proper way to prepare for sub-zero temperatures so that everything is in good condition come springtime. One common question is whether or not homeowners should take the screens out of windows and screen doors. The answer, in short, is yes. 

Why? There are a few reasons to remove screens in the winter and replace them in spring. 

  • Snow and ice accumulation lead to sagging and broken screens and can even block screen doors from opening.
  • Sun heats your home more efficiently without the barrier of a screen.
  • Removing the screen gives you an opportunity to thoroughly clean window panes.
  • You also get the chance to visually inspect screens for wear and tear and replace the damaged ones when the weather warms up.

Ultimately, taking out screens for winter is a matter of preference. We think it will make your life easier and possibly help preserve the life of your windows and doors. Store screens in a cool, dry place and hose them down in the springtime before replacing.

Atkinson Mirror & Glass is here to answer all your questions about windows, doors, glass repair, sunrooms and more. Give us a call at (208) 375-3762 to get your questions answered or talk about your next home project.