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How to Rescreen a Screen Door or Window Using a Screen Repair Kit

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How to Rescreen a Screen Door or Window Using a Screen Repair Kit
Our screen repair kit includes 36" x 84" charcoal fiberglass mesh, 25ft of 0.140" screen spline (one of the most common splines), and a spline tool. This repair kit is easy to install and is perfect for DIY screen repair projects.

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How to Determine the Length of a Window Balance from Sash Height

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How to Determine the Length of a Window Balance from Sash Height

In this post, we discuss how to measure your sash to determine the length of your window balance. Normally, you would use the old window balance to determine the length of your replacement balance. But what if you no longer have the original balance? The process is very simple and requires no tools other than a tape measure! Continue reading to learn how. Spiral Window Balance To determine the length of your spiral window balance without the balance in your hand is very simple and can be done with nothing more than a tape measure. First, you are going to...

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How to Replace a Front Mount Casement Window Operator and Track

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How to Replace a Front Mount Casement Window Operator and Track

In this blog post, we go over how to replace a front mount, single-arm operator and it's track in casement windows. The process is straight forward and simple.  Remove Original Operator To begin, you first need to open the window about halfway so you have easy access to the arm and track.  Next, you need to remove the screws on the front of the operator. Your operator may have a different number of screws, but just remove all of them so the operator is free from the frame of the window.  Then, you can either slide the operator arm out of the...

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How to Select Block and Tackle Balance Top and Bottom Guides

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How to Select Block and Tackle Balance Top and Bottom Guides
This guide will go over how to select top and bottom guides for block and tackle style window balances, such as our 300 series and 400 series balances

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How to Measure Pivot Lock Shoes and Pivot Bars

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How to Measure Pivot Lock Shoes and Pivot Bars

Today's blog will go over how to measure pivot lock shoes and pivot bars. These two items are common on tilt windows and work together to allow your window to tilt outwards.

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