We had wooden Marvin double hung tilt-pac windows installed but all without screens. However, there aren't any screen tracks. On the exterior trim, there is a groove/corner on three sides that would fit a screen (~36x54.5) , but it would have to be secured with hardware somehow. And this trim corner does not extend to the bottom sill - rather, the bottom sill is sloped down and smooth. I attached a picture of the lower corner to see where the screen would fit - I am pointing to the relevant corner where I thought I could fit in the screen.

How do I secure a screen to the trim without a screen track and without letting water into the trim/sill? I am worried about screwing things into the wood and letting water in.

window sill and trim area to fit a screen

  • As an Alaskan i am required by law to instruct you to use DUCT TAPE. – Alaska Man Jul 30 at 0:42

It does look like that a screen could fit where you're pointing.

I've included a picture of some screen hangers and a lock.enter image description here The hangers would go on the top of the screen and trim allowing the screen to be lifted into your trim track. The locking device would be screwed into the center of the sill and mounted to hold the screen securely into the trim. Any water that accumulated during rain would be able to run under the screen. The hardware would be permanently attacked to the upper frame, screen and sill so it could be caulked and sealed to prevent any water from migrating into the wood.

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