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Easy Window Prep for Home Selling

So, you followed our advice and you filled a bucket with warm water or a squirt bottle with window cleaner, gathered a nice pile of rags or newspaper, and scrubbed the glass on your windows clean. At this point, it is okay to take a step back to say, “It doesn’t even look like there’s any glass there at all!” That’s a good thing, and it means you’ve fought half the battle when it comes to preparing your windows for showings of the home. Today, we are going to explore some of the various additional tasks that might arise after you start the process of cleaning the windows.


A window without a screen is like a sandwich without filling. Although you might not open the windows during the winter months, there’s a good six months of the year when the windows are either going to be open some or all of the time. At least, the option should exist. If you have a home without screens, that takes away the chance for fresh air to wipe away the smell of stale interior. Especially as it warms up and flying bugs become an everyday factor. It’s hard to justify opening a window on a cool summer night if that also means the house will be swarming with mosquitoes and moths.

If your home’s screens are ripped, sagging, or simply not there at all, then now is the time to fix that situation. Purchasing and installing new screens is one of the simplest, cheapest, and most satisfying of home-improvement tasks. To begin, take measurements of the area in which the screen will go. As is often the case when looking for something to fit a specific dimension, add an inch or two to your totals just to ensure that you don’t get too much screen. After all, extra can always be trimmed off later.

Once you’ve measured the window, you will need to go to a hardware store or home improvement warehouse in order to purchase the new screen material. There are usually several options with several different prices. Choose whichever one feels the best to you, but know that the main thing is just that a screen is installed.

Installing a new screen is not a challenging task, usually involving pressing the edges of the screen into a small groove in the window itself and then sealing the groove with a narrow strip of rubber.

Once the screen is replaced, go ahead and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Your home just became even more desirable to potential buyers.

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