How to operate double hung window screens

All of Wallside's double hung windows installed after March 14, 2016 feature FlexScreen - the world's first flexible window screen! Here are helpful videos that will guide you though how to use screens on our newest windows and our older versions.

 

Operating a full screen FlexScreen

Operating a half screen FlexScreen


Operation of aluminum screens for windows installed before March 14, 2016

Aluminum half screen operation

Aluminum full screen operation


Clips may be used to hold your screens in place

Screens are held in window frames with hidden spring clips on left side, when viewed from inside home, or right side, when viewed from outside home.

Screens are held in window frames with hidden spring clips on left side, when viewed from inside home, or right side, when viewed from outside home.

Some windows with two half-screens have screen clips which must be removed before either screen can be removed. Replace these clips after replacing screens.

Some windows with two half-screens have screen clips which must be removed before either screen can be removed. Replace these clips after replacing screens.


Remove aluminum screens from inside your home.

If a window has two screens, remove the top screen first.
With both sashes tilted in:

Grasp lower right screen ridge with fingers.

Grasp lower right screen ridge with fingers.

Push/pull screen left (to compress hidden spring clips on left side of screen) and push corner out away from you.

Push/pull screen left (to compress hidden spring clips on left side of screen) and push corner out away from you.

Push/pull screen down, to the right, away from you, and out of frame.

Push/pull screen down, to the right, away from you, and out of frame.

To remove bottom screen:

Slide screen up to clear bottom track.

Slide screen up to clear bottom track.

Grasp top of screen, push left (to compress hidden spring clips on left side of screen) and out away from you.

Grasp top of screen, push left (to compress hidden spring clips on left side of screen) and out away from you.

Push/pull screen out of frame.

Push/pull screen out of frame.


Replace aluminum screens from outside your home.

If a window has two screens, replace the bottom screen first then replace the top screen like this:
Start with the right side of screen...

Insert lower right corner slightly into right track.

Insert lower right corner slightly into right track.

Angle top right corner into top track.

Angle top right corner into top track.

Slide top right corner clockwise into place.

Slide top right corner clockwise into place.

Then left side goes in...

With one hand, push screen to right (compressing spring clips into right track) while tapping top left corner of screen into top track with other fist.

With one hand, push screen to right (compressing spring clips into right track) while tapping top left corner of screen into top track with other fist.

Press left edge in while firmly tapping in lower left corner with fist.

Press left edge in while firmly tapping in lower left corner with fist.