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[*] posted on 7-27-2018 at 05:08 PM
question about window screens


I'm needing to replace a few window screens....mice sit under my hurricane shutters and chew holes in the nylon window screening. How does aluminum screening hold up in the near ocean climate?
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[*] posted on 7-27-2018 at 07:35 PM


I haven't used aluminum screen, so I can't give you advice about that. However, I can give you some advice about a potential remedy for the mice. If you can get an extension cord to the inside of those windows / doors, consider buying some sonic repellers. Earlier this year, I bought a bulk pack at the Costco in Cabo, and I think they also have them at Home Depot. ...I've found these work really well for mice & rats.
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[*] posted on 7-27-2018 at 08:26 PM


Aluminum holds up in the marine environment. Wipe the screens off regularly with a damp cloth to extend life.

[Edited on 7-28-2018 by SFandH]




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[*] posted on 7-28-2018 at 06:28 AM


don't buy metal screens...horrible

just rescreen if the frames are good with dark nylon screen

aluminum color is hard to look thru...black color is the best

forget fancy mice noise makers...they don't work

what works is cutting the path of the mice...
eliminate the entry points that the mice use and
their trail to get in...
they smell the trail and return everytime


if the frame is bad repair kits work for awhile but break again and again

best is to buy new units




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[*] posted on 7-28-2018 at 05:30 PM


It is simple to rescreen. Any caveman can do it. A spline tool is your friend!



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[*] posted on 7-29-2018 at 02:03 PM


The rodents become desensitized to the sound and just ignore it over time. We used them in Gonzaga and they worked for one season. Buy some rattlesnakes as they are always sensitized to the rodents. The sidewinders at Gonzaga seem to do the trick and are really quiet neighbors. Free too.
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[*] posted on 7-31-2018 at 06:54 AM


I have since learned that the aluminum are pretreated for corosion resistance, and come in dark charcoal..so there you have it!
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