Cost to Repair a Torn Screen – 2021

| Last Updated: August 21, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 158

$ 20

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 61% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Repair a Torn Screen noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

What’s the cost to repair a torn screen? A repair service charges $158, but a homeowner can do the job for $20, the cost of the material.

Considering all the things that go through screen doors, it’s surprising they don’t have more holes poked in them. Kids’ flying objects, the corners of sharp packages, even the pointy ends of umbrellas are threats to screens in most households.

If you do puncture a screen, the good news is that repairing it is not rocket science. The materials and tools are inexpensive, easy to use, and sold at hardware stores and home centers.

A handyman will charge $158 to replace a damaged door or window screen, which includes labor and material; but you can do the job in less than an hour for $20, the cost of the replacement screening and a splining tool. You’ll pocket a nice 87 percent saving for your effort and acquire a life long skill you’ll use often.

Here are directions from SFGate to Fix a Ripped Screen.

If there’s only a small hole in a screen pick up a screen repair kit with precut patches; the patches have sharp edges that you weave into the screen over the damaged area.

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to repair a torn screen lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor.

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