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Measuring Sliding Windows

Measuring and installing Screens for Sliding windows
requires some thinking, most sliding windows have channels that the screens go into but then there are the exceptions, the windows without channels, we'll talk about those in a bit, the channel windows are pretty easy once you catch on, if you happen to have the old screens you have a lot of information right there, measure those screens first then take your own measurements like this :

first you must measure for the thickness of the screen that is to be used
to do this you want to measure the channel width, not the depth you measure all of the channels and less your measurment 1/16th of an inch

for the width of the screen you measure from the deep channel on one side to the edge of the channel on oppisite side, less about 1/8th of an inch

for the height you measure the same as the width, you measure from the deep channel on the top to the edge of the channel on the bottom less about 1/8th on an inch


windows without channels require some special hardware, flange clips,  these chips are made to go against the flange of the window and are somewhat of a cradle to hold the window screen offset with there own slot the flange clips are useally used on one side and the oppisite side you fasten the screen in with either screws or knife latches

for measuring when using flange clips with no channels you measure the daylight measurement (inside the flanges) and add about one inch, thats about a half of an inch all the way around, which is fine for the flange clips and the knife latches

for windows with channels on one side "say the top and and side" you measure from the deep channel to the edge of the flange and use the flange clip on one side
here are some knife latches and flange clips


Installing Sliding Window Screens
Installing screens is quite easy if you know how to do it its all in the knowing , after measuring from the deep to the edge your gonna put the screen in the same way "in the deep channel to the edge of the Shallow channel

how do you get the screen in both deep channels at the same time
the answer is simply turn the screen to where you put in the two deep

I did it the other day with a real little screen and I just turned the screen just enough to have it
slip into both deep channels  and then with the help of a real thin puddy knife I was able to put it right in


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