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Window screen cost guide

A window screen is designed to add an extra layer of protection to your window. Here’s how much they cost…

Window screens cover an exterior window and are usually removable. People use them for many reasons, such as to keep insects out of the home when the window is open. They also protect against objects that can break a window.

Window screens also provide an extra layer of privacy if you feel like your home is a tad exposed or you have an open garden. Plus, they are a great way of keeping control of your pets to stop them going outside if you don’t want them to.

New window screen cost

If you’ve made the decision to add a window screen to any of your existing windows in your home, then the cost is something that needs to be considered.

There are different types of window screens that are designed with specific needs in mind. We’ve outline them below.

man installing window screens


If you struggle with overheating in the summer months, a solar screen can help to keep you cool by reducing the overall temperature of the room. A set of two solar window screens costs around £50. For a ready-made set, they might be slightly more expensive – typically, around £80.


If your priority is to keep pesky bugs and insects out of your home, an insect window screen is ideal.

A basic set of screens will be slightly cheaper than solar screens, starting from £40.

Hay fever

Hay fever can be a nuisance. When symptoms flare up, sufferers will do almost anything to reduce them!

You can purchase a specifically designed screen to help block out unwanted pollen. These range from £40-£60.

Furry friends

Keeping small pets inside when they’re keen to go outdoors can be a tricky task. Window screens are a brilliant way of stopping them from escaping but at the same time letting them breath in the fresh air. You can pick up an appropriate set of screens for around £50.

Window screen replacement cost

man replacing window screen

If you have to replace a window screen, it would be a case of buying a new set of screens that either come as a DIY kit or ready assembled that can be installed by someone.

Window screens replacement cost like most tasks that require a professional differ in price depending on a few factors.

Installing a replacement window screen can appear simple and that you can easily do it yourself but hiring a professional ensures that the job is completed properly and to a high standard.

Professionals that can complete a job include a window fitter or a general maintenance man. They will likely charge you depending on what their day rate is and how long it will take them.

Where the window is located and how easy it is to access impacts the cost of labour. The average cost of a window fitter can be between £120-£180 a day and the replacement is likely to take at least an hour or two.

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