Window screens can make it possible to open the windows for better ventilation during warm weather
while at the same time making it difficult for your flighted bird to go on an unauthorized outdoor adventure.
All the supplies you need should be available at your local home improvement store:
- Metal casings
- Corner pieces
- Spline tool
- Utility knife
- Metal cutting blade for power tools, or a hack saw
- Tabs and tension springs (optional)
Be sure to choose the correct size spline and corner pieces, as there are several to choose from.
Start with cutting off the ends of the metal casings. They usually come smashed from being cut
with metal cutters. You need the ends open fully to place in the corner pieces. Insert the corner
pieces to your cut sides, top, and bottom. Insert material completely.
Place the tabs (optional) in the spline channel before inserting the screen and spline.
Cut your screening extra large. Lay screen on top of the frame, lay the spline on top of the
screen above the channel and use the splining tool to push the screen and spline into the channel
at the same time.
Use a utility knife to cut off the excess.
They also make springs that can be attached to the sides during the process of putting the corner
together if your windows are not set up with a screen channel in the frames.