Common Screen Issues and Solutions


Screens play a crucial role in keeping our homes comfortable and protected from insects, debris, and harsh weather conditions. However, wear and tear over time can lead to various screen issues that compromise their appearance and effectiveness. At Rescreen Rescue, we are your ‘First Response for Screen Repair’ in the Tampa Bay Area. We understand the importance of well-maintained screens, and we are here to provide expert solutions to common screen issues. Here are some issues that we frequently encounter and how our experienced team can help:

  1. Rips and Tears

One of the most prevalent screen problems is unsightly rips and tears caused by pets, weather, or accidental damage. These openings not only allow insects to enter your home but also detract from the aesthetic appeal of your screens. Our team at Rescreen Rescue can quickly and effectively repair these damages by replacing any panels necessary.  Using high-quality Phifer screens, we will restore your screen’s integrity, keeping insects out and preserving your home’s aesthetic appeal. 

  1. Loose or Missing Screens

Over time, screens may become loose or detached from their frames, leaving gaps that compromise their effectiveness. Additionally, severe weather events or accidents can result in missing screens altogether. Our experts will inspect your screen frames or replace screens as needed to ensure a snug and secure fit. With Rescreen Rescue, you can rest assured that every screen will be properly secured, with all necessary hardware replaced.  

  1. Warping or Sagging Screens

Exposure to sunlight, humidity, and other environmental factors can lead to the warping or sagging of screens over time, resulting in unsightly bulges or drooping sections. At Rescreen Rescue, our team specializes in replacing any panels that exhibit these signs of wear and tear. With our rescreening services, you’ll receive top-notch workmanship and high-quality materials designed to prevent future warping, ensuring that your screens remain durable and long-lasting.

  1. Faded or Discolored Screens

Exposure to UV rays can gradually fade or discolor screens, diminishing their visual appeal over time. If you notice a silver sheen on your screens, it indicates fiberglass exposure, signaling the need for replacement. If your screens have already succumbed to fading, it’s advisable to undergo a complete professional rescreening. By replacing them with new, UV-resistant screens, you can effectively restore their original appearance and functionality. At Rescreen Rescue, our UV-resistant screen materials, coupled with expert installation services, guarantee vibrant color retention and sustained functionality for years to come.

  1. Insect Infestations

Even the smallest holes or gaps in your screens can provide entry points for insects and pests. Inspect your screens regularly for signs of insect activity, such as small holes or chew marks. Make sure to have any damage repaired promptly and also consider installing door sweeps or weather stripping to further deter insects from entering your home. Additionally, Rescreen Rescue can install insect-repellent screens known as no-see-um screen, to provide an added layer of protection against pests. This fiberglass screen is a tightly woven 20×20 mesh designed to keep out most smaller flying insects like no-see-ums, gnats, sand flies, and other bugs inhabiting Florida’s coastal and marshy areas.

Rescreen Rescue-Your Florida Rescreening and Screen Repair Solution

At Rescreen Rescue, we specialize in addressing a wide range of screen issues with precision and expertise. Whether you’re dealing with rips, tears, warping, or other screen problems, our licensed and insured team is here to provide efficient and effective solutions that restore the functionality and beauty of your screens. With over 15 years of experience in rescreening and screen repair, our licensed and insured team is equipped with the skills and knowledge to tackle any screen issue with precision and expertise. We stand behind our work with a 5-year warranty on all rescreening services, ensuring your peace of mind and satisfaction. Plus, we offer free estimates to make the process hassle-free for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward resolving your screen issues once and for all by reaching out to Justin Sizemore, Rescreen Rescue’s owner, at 727-348-4307 or fill out our contact form to get a quick response. Take the first step toward resolving your screen issues with Rescreen Rescue today!