Returning Screens Upstairs

I’ve read a little bit about this, but I was needing more details.

I can see that it would be easy to remove the screens from inside, which is ideal when you’re doing a two-story/three-story home, but how do you get them back in? I’ve only learned how to remove them from outside and to do it from the inside doesn’t seem so difficult (pushing away from me rather than pulling toward me, I’d imagine), but what worries me is that I won’t be able to get them back in from the inside. I know I can get on a ladder and put them back in, but I’m trying to stay off the ladder as much as possible (less exposure = less risk = less chance of injury - I know, there’s a thread that argues about this, but I’m not going to go into it here). The other reason is that there are some windows that I would never be able to reach with a ladder - I’d have to get on the roof, where I’d be at risk of breaking the cement tiles and, of course, the possibility of falling off.

Does anybody have a video or could post a video on this? If no video, a detailed post please? :slight_smile:

I don’t have a video - but I do screen removals and reinstalls from the inside whenever possible ( I also do my best to stay off ladders whenever possible ). Putting them back is pretty simple. First I put the entire screen outside of the window, hold onto the bottom and tilt the top back into the slots where it sits or clips - sometimes it takes a little wiggling to line it up just right. Then grab the tabs and pull it back in to the house with your fingertips, double check that it’s lined up right then push it down. Its pretty easy to figure out and do, do it once and you’ll be a pro. The only part I don’t like about this method is that I have to carry a stack of screens through the inside of the house in order to properly clean them outside.

[video=youtube_share;YLTY3gLJl4U]- YouTube figured I had a second and thanks to smartphones… filmed taking a screen out of my apartment real fast to show you how easy it is. The screens in my apartment go in sideways, but same concept in replacing them as up / down.

Wow, thanks a bunch! That was 48 seconds of excellent sauce (because awesome sauce is overused)!!!