While screens are great in the warmer months for keeping out bugs and debris, removing them in the winter provides a few benefits. The cold and wet conditions can cause damage to the screens and hinder sunlight from getting in. Let's take a closer look at a few more reasons screens should come out in the winter...
Prevent Mold and Mildew
As the rain and snow fall during these wet months, moisture tends to get trapped between the screen and the window itself. With little airflow, this promotes mold and mildew growth. This can not only damage the screens, but the window frames and sills as well.
Lets in More Light
Removing screens is a great way to let in natural light. Winter can be a bit depressing, so open the blinds and drapes to let in as much sun as possible! This also makes your home feel bigger and naturally warmer.
Easier Spring Cleaning
Before installing the screens for the spring, this makes for a good time to clean them. Applying a soapy solution and rinsing thoroughly will do the trick. This is also a good time to clean the windows!