Our windows are old and do not lend themselves to easy removal of the screens. In fact when I remove a screen I frequently bend it beyond repair. Is there a better more flexible framing material for screens than the aluminum kits from home depot? You'd think better technology would exist.

  • How are you removing them? Typically there is space in the track so you can pull up and out to remove it without destroying the frame.
    – Steven
    Jun 13 '12 at 15:27
  • Not in these old ones. It is ridiculously awkward. Jun 14 '12 at 4:07
  • Can you take a picture? That'd help us figure out what you have. On old windows, screens are usually part of the retrofitted storm windows, which are separate from the actual window structure itself.
    – DA01
    Dec 18 '12 at 18:34

Have a look for wood or plastic window frames. They have a mechanism for screen replacement. crossection of frame Both are very flexible and robust materials. You can remove one side of the frame and replace the screen then.

Comprehensive explanation to the picture can be found online

  • I'm not sure what cross sections of insulated glazing have to do with screens.
    – DA01
    Dec 18 '12 at 18:33
  • The question was about better material than aluminum. Dec 18 '12 at 23:09
  • Ah, I think the OP was referring to seasonal removal, though. Not sure those windows are designed to have the panes removed frequently.
    – DA01
    Dec 18 '12 at 23:22

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