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Old 05-10-2019, 02:02 PM   #1
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Window Screens

Any recommendations for window screens? My husband is against mounting them to exterior.... I'd like them to be removable and easily stored and without attaching Velcro around windows. I'm asking miracles I know! Lol
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Old 05-10-2019, 02:20 PM   #2
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We made our screens and mounted them to the outside of the windows. We even made a video describing the process! I would say they're removable as they're held in by 2 screws but you have to go outside to remove them.

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Thank you brokedown. I watched the video. I couldn't see the kind if brackets you used... Have you ever had then fall off while driving? That is my husband's high concern with mounting outside
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I might suggest using the kit in the video, cutting the plastic sides a fraction long, so that you have to bend the screen frame slightly to fit it in the window opening - once the screen is in place and you allow the plastic to straighten, you'd have a pressure fit on your interior window frames - no screws or step ladders needed
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We used metal mending braces to hold them in. Put a slight bend on them so they compress inwards and mount to the side of the bus with a screw.

Something like these: https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Ha...ace/1000144553
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:07 PM   #6
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We used metal mending braces to hold them in. Put a slight bend on them so they compress inwards and mount to the side of the bus with a screw.

Something like these: https://www.lowes.com/pd/National-Ha...ace/1000144553
those little bent springs used in some picture frames might also work

https://www.americanframe.com/produc...lip-f9100.aspx


or this is even better

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Old 05-10-2019, 03:09 PM   #7
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Magnets. Use them outside, or inside if your walls are still ferrous. however, I was told that idea sucks by another here. I love it, wouldn't go any other way. No holes to drill, only to regret in 10 years when things change or get remodeled, or glue from sticky tape left from velcro that always clogs with hair and lint and needs cleaning from time-to-time. I use the same magnets to hang curtains.
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:22 PM   #8
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I'd love to use magnets but my window frames are aluminum.
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:47 PM   #9
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Yeah, I think most all stock bus windows are aluminum framed.
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I'd love to use magnets but my window frames are aluminum.
However (and this where having an accurately completed profile comes in handy to those who are trying to help you), unless you are the rare, unfortunate owner of a cardboard bus, then the structural ribs vertically separating one window from the next is some seriously strong stainless steel.
(As an English teacher, you will undoubtedly assure me I ought avoid alliteration always, in all ways, and at all times)
I had some thickish magnetic tape (don't buy the thin mag tape. Useless for this application...) and screening material already, so I cut the screen larger than the opening.
I then measured the tape so a gap would be left for the window retainers, and affixed the screen to the adhesive side. Finishing it by stapling thru the tape, so the staple prongs could catch the mesh.
Et, Voila!
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you can also get the plastic tabs similar to the ones used for holding mirrors to the wall - secure the tab to the window frame, insert the framed screen, and twist the tab - very easy to put up or take down the screen - easy enough a person wouldn't hesitate to take a screen down to hand someone a cup of coffee out the window
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