A DIY Guide: How To Measure, Install, Remove, And Maintain FlexScreen Window Screens

FlexScreen is revolutionizing the world of window screens with its innovative design and easy installation. This DIY guide aims to provide homeowners with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to measuring, installing, removing, and maintaining FlexScreen window screens. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or new to home improvement projects, this guide will walk you through the process, ensuring a perfect fit and enhanced aesthetic appeal for your windows.

Understanding FlexScreen: What Makes It Unique?
Before diving into the installation process, let’s understand what sets FlexScreen apart. FlexScreen’s unique frame is forged from the strongest metal on earth – high-carbon oil-tempered spring steel. The frame is also coated in high-performance, exterior-grade PVC material for extreme durability and resilience even in the harshest elements. The patented flexible design, sleek, frameless appearance, and extreme ease of installation and removal make FlexScreen a popular choice among homeowners seeking both functionality and style.

Step 1: Measuring Your Windows
The first step is to measure your windows accurately to ensure a perfect fit and maximum bug protection. FlexScreen has greatly simplified this process by providing a free Flex-Tenna™ measuring tool with every order! This simple, patented tool takes all the guesswork out of measuring, dramatically increasing homeowner confidence and reducing remake rates due to mismeasurements. Because all FlexScreens – all sizes – are one price, customers simply order how many screens they want, and then a free Flex-Tenna™ tool is mailed to them. Once the tool is received and all instructions reviewed, the homeowner measures each window and enters those numbers into the FlexScreen measuring site. This step completes the order, and the custom screens go into production.

Step 2: Preparing for Installation
From the time your measurements are received, your custom screens should arrive at your door in approximately 7-10 business days. Once you’ve received your screens, it’s time to prepare your windows. Before installing new window screens, it is always good to thoroughly clean your windows inside and out. Remove existing screens and clean the windows and window frames, removing dust, debris, and obstructions. This preparation ensures a snug fit, a smooth installation process, and sparkling clean windows!

Step 3: Installing FlexScreen
Once your windows are prepared, it’s time to install your FlexScreens following these simple steps:

Step 1: Gently flex the sides of the screen. While keeping the sides compressed, place one top corner of the screen into the window’s screen track.

Step 2: Keeping both sides compressed, place the opposite top corner into the screen track.

Step 3: Continue to keep the sides compressed, and insert the screen into a bottom corner. (Lift slightly if your window has a lip on the sill.) Release this side of the screen.

Step 4: Place the last corner into the screen track and release it completely once all corners are in place.

Step 4: Adjusting and Securing the Screen
Once the FlexScreen is in place, inspect it for any gaps or loose areas. If you feel that you need a tighter fit, every FlexScreen comes with patented Flexfit Retention Bumpers that can be adhered to the FlexScreen frame for a more secure fit.

Step 5: Enjoying Your New FlexScreens
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed your new FlexScreens. Enjoy the benefits of this innovative screen, including improved airflow, insect protection, and a clean, modern look for your windows.

Removing and Maintaining Your FlexScreens
Regular maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity and effectiveness of your FlexScreen. Periodically remove the screen for cleaning. To remove your FlexScreens, follow these steps:

Step 1: Gently press on the center of the screen until you can wrap your hands around the sides of the FlexScreen frame. Squeeze both sides inward 4″-6″.

Step 2: While keeping the sides compressed, lift the screen and remove one of the bottom corners from the screen track.

Step 3: Remove the opposite bottom corner from the screen track, compressing the side a bit more if necessary.

Step 4: With both bottom corners out of the screen track, pull the screen down from the top and remove it.

To clean, you can rinse the screens off with a hose or wash them with mild soap and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the screen.

Installing FlexScreen is a simple, rewarding DIY project that enhances your home’s functionality and aesthetic appeal. By following these straightforward steps, homeowners can easily enjoy the benefits, value, and superior performance of this innovative window solution.


Q1: Can FlexScreen fit any window type?
A1: FlexScreen is designed to fit a wide range of window types and sizes, and we manufacture screens up to 55″ x 80″ maximum. Be sure to review all measuring instructions and the HOW TO videos at flexscreenretail.com. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact cusstomerservice@flexscreenretail.com.

Q2: Do I need special tools for FlexScreen installation or removal?
A2: No special tools are required! FlexScreen’s flexible design allows for easy, tool-free installation and removal.

Q3: How do I clean my FlexScreen?
A3: Remove the screen and hose it off or wash it with mild soap and water. Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning tools.

Q4: Can FlexScreen withstand harsh weather?
A4: FlexScreen’s spring-steel frame is coated in exterior-grade Duralloy PVC for extreme durability and resilience in even the harshest weather conditions. Many people choose to leave their FlexScreens in year-round. However, if you prefer to remove and store your screens in off seasons, FlexScreens will take 1/3 of the storage space as traditional screens and come out damage-free and ready to go when you’re ready!

Q5: Is FlexScreen pet-friendly?
A5: We offer a specialty pet mesh upgrade that is more rip and tear-resistant, but we cannot guarantee that a determined animal could not still cause damage to the mesh. The frame, however, should not incur damage from pets.

For more information and answers to additional frequently asked questions, visit flexscreenretail.com.

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