Measuring FAQ

Click One of the Images Below to Assist You in Measuring:


How Do I Choose Window Screen Hardware?

Once you determined the window screen size that you need, it is time to select which hardware or screen clips are needed and where they are located on the screen (which side and how far from the edge of screen).





Measuring Window Screens with Tension Springs

The most common types of window screens have tension spring hardware. Below is a drawing of how you would measure for this type of screen. Pull tabs will go on the opposite side of the tension springs. Springs go on the side where the screen fits into the deepest channel.



When measuring tension spring window screens, measure from inside the deepest channel to the outside edge of the opposite channel. Also measure the inside dimension of the U channel to determine the proper thickness of the frame. Measure the height to cover the opening without any gaps. You may also want to deduct about an 1/8 of an inch to allow for easy installation. Please keep in mind we ask for 1/16 inch tolerance when manufacturing screens. Feel free to email us a picture of your screen or window, and a sales rep will try to assist you:






Have Questions?

If you need assistance with measuring for any of our window screen or sliding screen door products please contact us or call Metro Screenworks’ toll free number 1-800-413-2579 or 303-922-8998.