Great add on!


#1

I have been repairing and making screens for some time now. It has been a great add on for me just like gutter cleaning and pressure washing. The parts are cheap and it’s easy to do. Just a few weeks ago a customer of mine had me re-screen a couple of screens. Long story short she liked the way the new ones looked and had me re-screen the rest of the house, about 25 screens total. The best part about it is that If I have a rain day or a cancellation I can work on the screens. It’s also good to do in the Winter because nobody needs their screens then.

Who else is doing this? If you’re not you’re missing out on some easy money.


#2

I agree wholeheartedly Seth. I think I’m going to market the winter rescreening more agressively. Thanks for the idea!


#3

ditto.

thx for the suggestion


#4

Seth, How do you charge for the repairs?
Andy


#5

When I first started re-screening and didn’t know what to charge, I went to my local hardware store and found out what they charged. I then started selling myself by telling the customer I charge similar but I take down and re-install. Now that I’m more familiar with making screens and repairing them It has become easier to price.

Factors that come into play when I’m pricing-

Amount of screening used. Is it a full screen, a half screen, or a sliding glass door screen?

Am I fixing on site or bringing back to my shop to repair? I prefer to repair in my shop.

Type of screening used. Fiberglass or Aluminum? I prefer fiberglass and always re-screen with it unless the customer insists on aluminum.

Does any of the hardware, i.e. latches, corner pieces need to be replaced?

These are just a few things to think about.

I always replace the spline with new. I prefer the foam type VS. the vinyl type.

I buy most of my supplies from here, http://www.crlaurence.com/ProductPages/showLine.asp?GroupID=733&Path=::733