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How to stop screens from popping out

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How to stop screens from popping out

So my new place has screens that use spring tension to install them. Old house had pins so never had this issue

Problem is when there is a wind just or strong wind, they pop out at the top one side or the other

Ive tried to adjust these springs by bending them more for more tension, and as well as the opposite end bent the catchs out some more

I know these are designed that way, so you can remove them. Are there any other adjustments I can do to make these stay in? They dont pop out on the floor or anything, but when they do and you dont see them then bugs, etc just get in
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Any idea, nothing I do works. Today Ive had three pop out onto the floor. Sure they wind is a bit stronger, but still to open the windows for a nice cross breeze, you cant because of this
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A few dabs of clear silicone might help keep them in place but still be removable for when you need to clean the windows.

Assuming this isn't a new construction house? Might be some window manufacturer info on the windows for you to contact.
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torontotim wrote: A few dabs of clear silicone might help keep them in place but still be removable for when you need to clean the windows.

Assuming this isn't a new construction house? Might be some window manufacturer info on the windows for you to contact.
Its not new, but all the same windows and setup. There just really isn't much of a lip for these to hold on with just spring tension

I tried clear gorilla tape as well. I take my screens out each fall for a clearer window view. I guess silicone would work to, since it doesn't need to be a solid hold.
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Kiraly wrote: It's hard to tell without seeing your screen, but I use these little guys to hold my window screens in place. One or two along the bottom does the trick. Search for "window screen retainer" Home Depot sells them.

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Thanks. Ill go pick some up then. Do they just clip in, no screws. I know you can get the plastic tabs, but then have to screw them into the jam.
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Kiraly wrote: Yep, snap in.
Went and picked them up, wont work for my setup. No idea why my screens are so weird, basically the catch lip is so small it has nothing to really grab on to.

Looks like it will be the screw in tabs, was hoping to get away from screw holes.

These are casement windows as well with the crank.
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I just put a strip of stick on 3/8" wide x 1/8" thick foam insulation on both side in the screen channel and it works for me. Don't bend those springs too much, they will break after a couple of times.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: I just put a strip of stick on 3/8" wide x 1/8" thick foam insulation on both side in the screen channel and it works for me. Don't bend those springs too much, they will break after a couple of times.
That's the thing, I don't even have a channel, all there is is a small plastic lip.

Im going to have to go with these

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/prime- ... 1000735179

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