Because we live in mosquito country, screen tears are to be avoided. But what to do if you have excitable cats on the inside of those screens, who suddenly see something outside..and react? I learned to replace screening, which is really pretty simple. In some cases, strong screening that can withstand the claws of cats or pets may be available. Read my article on screen replacement tips here:

 

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